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Amy Charest

Amy writes financial services content for a variety of channels and has a diverse background in logistics, bioscience, public health, food, government, and environmental policy. As a special contributor, she likes bringing a fresh perspective to personal finance and retirement. 

What was the moment you realized the markets are where you wanted to be?

Money may make the world go ‘round, but financial jargon can intimidate the average investor—like me. I’m passionate about translating technical financial information into easy-to-understand and actionable nuggets. 

What’s the “Golden Rule” you live by? (Could be market-related or anything.)

Do your homework, don’t reinvent the wheel, and have compassion.

Who’s your investing or trading idol?

As a Minnesotan, I have a great deal of respect for Marilyn Carlson Nelson’s business acumen and social justice work.

When not working, you can find me… 

Running 5K races, reading, attempting new recipes, and making up bedtime stories for my daughters.

Tell us something the world doesn’t know about you.

Although I grew up primarily in the Midwest, I attended high school in Egypt and graduated at the Great Pyramid of Giza. After college, I taught English in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Meet the Team
Amy Charest

Amy writes financial services content for a variety of channels and has a diverse background.
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Ben Estep

I’ve always loved investing and analyzing businesses. After working in retail management for many years ...
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Brian Lund

Brian is a financial writer with over 25 years of trading experience. He has appeared on CNBC...
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Chesley Spencer

Chesley Spencer is Product Manager, Trading, for the thinkorswim® trading platform from TD Ameritrade.
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Cindy Faber

Cindy Faber is an instructor for TD Ameritrade. She focuses on demonstrating the advanced ...
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Dan Rosenberg

Dan began writing about the financial markets in 1996 when he joined Dow Jones Newswires in Chicago ...
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Danielle Erickson

Danielle Erickson is the Assistant Team Manager in Tax Services for TD Ameritrade.
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David Kier

I love helping people and getting the right answer. I also am in charge of development for thinkorswim charts, scanning, and thinkScript.
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David Settle

David is a Content Manager for Investools, TD Ameritrade’s education affiliate...
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Debbie Carlson

Debbie got her start in financial media writing about commodity futures markets...
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Devin Ekberg, CFA

Devin is a Content Manager & Writer for Investools, TD Ameritrade’s education affiliate...
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Doug Ashburn

Doug Ashburn is managing editor of The Ticker Tape and a self-described "trader masquerading as a journalist."
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Frederic Ruffy

Frederic Ruffy is a Senior Options Strategist at Trade Alert, a New York-based provider of data and research for institutional...
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Greg Loehr

Greg has been a professional trader since 1990, having started from the floor of the Chicago...
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Jennifer Waters

is an award-winning, Chicago-based writer who has covered business and personal finance...
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JJ Kinahan

JJ began his career in 1985 as a Chicago Board Options Exchange...
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John Bell

John is Director of Platform Management for TD Ameritrade’s Investment Products & Guidance and ...
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John Hart

I’m the Managing Director, Trading Products Development. It’s a long title, which is ...
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Kevin Hincks

Kevin Hincks is the co-host of “Swim Lessons,” the show heard daily on the thinkorswim® platform from 10:30 a.m.–noon CT.
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Kira Brecht

Kira is a veteran, Chicago-based business journalist with specialties in personal finance...
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Lule Demmissie

Lule develops investment products and services to power the long-term investing experience utilizing managed ...
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Matt Newman

Matt serves as TD Ameritrade's Tax Systems Manager.
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Matt Sadowsky

As Director of Retirement and Annuities, I manage a team that coordinates the products, tools...
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Nicole Sherrod

Nicole is responsible for driving product development and...
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Peter Klink

Peter Klink is Director of Modeling & Exposure Management for TD Ameritrade.
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Ryan Campbell

Ryan is a content manager for Investools. He composes educational courses...
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Scott Connor

Scott spent 25 years as a member of the CBOE before joining TD Ameritrade in 2007.
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Shawn Cruz

As a content specialist, I constantly try to stay on top of what’s currently impacting the markets so we can ensure we are providing tools and resources that are beneficial to our clients.
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T.J. Neil

T.J. Neil is a senior trading specialist for TradeWise Advisors.
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Tom White

Tom is Chief Strategist at TradeWise, a separate but affiliated company that...
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