About Kenny Polcari

I am a veteran equities trader, a CNBC exclusive contributor/market commentator appearing on The Half Time Report, Power Lunch and Closing Bell,  a speaker and champion of the NYSE. I’m known for boots-on-the-ground market analysis and home-style cooking. Every morning, I write a newsletter, which has been featured on Bloomberg and CNBC. It starts with insights on the day’s action and ends with a recipe to serve the mood of the markets. My style is straight-shooting, conversational, and energetic.


You can find me doing interviews or guest spots daily, whether from the NYSE or in a studio. I work with the financial media to give market commentary for industry audiences. I also like working with general media to help public audiences understand the markets. Media Highlights have included: Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN (domestic and international), ABC, Fox, Reuters, AP, BBC, WSJ, Financial Times, TheStreet.com. International — Der Spiegal, China Business, RAI.


I graduated from Boston University, School of Management in 1983 with a BS BA degree: concentration Finance. Came to Wall St. as a summer intern on the New York Stock Exchange during the summers of ’80, ’81 & ’82 and upon graduation moved from Boston, MA to NYC where I began my career on the trading floor. I speak on topics such as the NYSE, the evolution of the equity market, and the role of technology and policy. I bring my speaking style to every speech–energetic, humor-laden, and personal–and customize every presentation to address the audience at hand. Visit the Speaking page for more information or to contact me about your next event.


I became a member of the New York Stock Exchange in August 1985 and am currently Director of NYSE Floor Operations on behalf of O’Neil Securities, Inc. I represent the interests of institutional asset managers that need to access global equity markets using the latest technology allowing me to give customers the personal attention and expertise of a boutique broker while remaining true to the non-conflicted agency model. Earlier in my career, I served as Managing Director at Icap Corps, LLc, and prior to that was Senior Vice President, member New York Stock Exchange and division manager with Salomon Brothers directing their NYSE Division during the heady bull market of the 1990’s.   I’m glad you’re here. Don’t hesitate to drop me a line — ask me anything or send in a market recipe. Kenny PolcariAbout Kenny Polcari