About

Don Kaufman is one of the industry's leading financial strategists and educational authorities. With more than 17 years of financial industry experience, he oversees TheoTrade's firm-wide strategy and deployment initiatives, while designing and executing upon innovative content in the financial education space. Prior to TheoTrade, Mr. Kaufman spent six years at TD Ameritrade as director of the Trader Group. At TD Ameritrade Mr. Kaufman handled thinkorswim content and client education, which included the design, build, and execution of what has become the industry standard in financial education. He started his career at thinkorswim in 2000 (acquired by TD Ameritrade in 2009), where he served as chief derivatives instructor, helping the firm progress into the industry leader in retail options trading and investor education services.

Content from Don Kaufman

2.38% GDP Growth in Q2 Expected, Watch for Volatility
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The consumer looks weak based on the uptick in credit card default rates, a major headwind for GDP growth if it continu…

 
Why the May ADP Jobs Report Was Fantastic
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The strong labor market and strong earnings data are nirvana for the market. It’s not surprising to see the rall…

 
Debt Ceiling Coming Sooner Than You Think
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Trading in and out of bitcoin is risky and difficult. My plan is to buy a monthly allotment and suspend my purchases wh…

 
Is it 2010 Again? Emerging Market Debt & Bank Loans Lead
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Investors are partying like its 2010 as earnings growth came back with a vengeance in Q1, asserts Don Kaufman, Co-foun…

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How the Labor Market Strengthens in April
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In his weekly report, Don Kaufman, Co-founder of TheoTrade, asserts that the Fed is raising rates so it has enoug…

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Q1 GDP Growth Slows to 0.7%. Consumer Spending Weak.
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In his weekly report, Don Kaufman, founder of TheoTrade, explains the weak GDP report. Even as wages and benefits…

 
Philly Fed Decelerates, French Elections and Oil
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In his weekly report, Don Kaufman, founder of TheoTrade, explains what the latest economic reports mean, the impac…

 
Surveys Are Useless for Economic Forecasting
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Investors who examine sentiment by consumers and business owners can follow more useful indicators like the VIX and ten…

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