Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan has been the managing editor for the TD Ameritrade magazine thinkMoney since 2016. She began her financial publishing career in 1999 as a staff writer for Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine, writing about stock, commodity, and forex markets; technical analysis; and trading strategies.
In 2001 she assumed the role of editor for Technical Analysis. Her responsibilities included creating content to educate retail traders and active investors. She has interviewed numerous prominent industry professionals and presented workshops on trading strategies at the World Money Show in Toronto, Canada.
Jayanthi received her BA from the College of Wooster, Ohio, and her MBA from York College of Pennsylvania.
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