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David Settle

What’s your role in keeping things running smoothly at Investools®?
As Content Manager for Investools, I create educational content to help Investools students learn to navigate the market madness. I also produce the daily Market Forecast™ video that highlights what happened in the each day, what we might expect and how investors can apply what they’ve learned.

What’s your greatest challenge in fulfilling that role?
My greatest challenge is writing to a broad audience with different investor types in different phases of life, where some goals are more important than others or some investing styles are more enticing than others. The content I produce is designed for any investor.

What have you done in the field?
I have been in the industry professionally for nearly 11 years, after a few years out of college trying to find my calling in life. I cut my teeth during the Internet-fueled rally of the late 1990s, and the aftermath. I received the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation and have completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.

What’s a “Golden Rule” you live by? (Could be market-related, or anything else).
Trade what you see now, manage risk based on what you expect and always take what the market is giving you.

Who’s your Investing or Trading idol?
My trading list on Twitter. There are so many quality people in the industry who focus on different aspects of trading, it’s hard to nail it down to just one. My broad investing style allows me to not pin myself into just one camp with one guru or another. I find value in many different areas and experts.

When not working you can find me …
Outside. I live in Utah, where we have five different national parks, many ski resorts and lots of opportunities to just head up in the mountains with my four boys (ages 2 to 13) to go camping, hiking, four-wheeling or throwing rocks in a stream or lake. Or, you may find me on campus at my alma mater, Brigham Young, cheering on my Cougars. If not in those two places, you can catch me on the basketball court playing pickup games or coaching my boys in whatever sport in currently in season. My wife and I love to travel and visit the great cities of the U.S. and world.

Tell us something the world doesn’t know about you.
I was born at Clark Air Force Base near Angeles, Philippines. In 1991, the area was covered in ash from Mt. Pinatubo following an eruption 10 times larger than that of Mt. Saint Helens. Fortunately, I only lived there for two years in the mid-‘70s, 15 years before the mountaintop blew completely off.

More From David
November 3, 2016

Market Forecast: Daylight on the Horizon?

October is poised to be a negative month for stocks, which would mean a three-month losing streak for the S&P 500—the first time since early 2016. Before that ...

October 3, 2016

Market Forecast: Does Sentiment Indicate Choppy Waters Ahead?

September has historically shown more stock market volatility than other months. Typically, investors take it easy in July and August with vacations and baseball ...

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

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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

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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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