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Devin Ekberg, CFA

What’s your role in keeping things running smoothly at Investools®?
I’m a Content Manager & Writer for Investools, TD Ameritrade’s education affiliate, so my main function is writing the education curriculum, developing investment analysis tools and models for the Investools website and generally being a subject matter expert for all of the courses we teach. I was previously an Investools instructor leading hundreds of webcasts, workshops and one-on-one coaching interactions for clients.

What’s your greatest challenge in fulfilling that role?
The market is always changing, and information moves so fast.  It’s a full time job just to stay informed.  As a result, my wife instituted a “no smartphone” policy at dinnertime.

What’s a “Golden Rule” you live by? (Could be market-related, or anything else)
Before I start a new task, I make sure I know the desired outcome and the purpose. Thank you, Tony Robbins.  

Who’s your Investing or Trading idol?
Donaldson Brown (the DuPont Model guy)

When not working you can find me …
Doing embarrassing dad things. 

Tell us something the world doesn’t know about you.
I don’t look that bad in sweatpants.  

Care to offer any details on your professional journey?
I’m a research nerd, and I like it when data tells a clear story. When someone wants to prove or disprove a claim, I’m on it. In addition to my work duties, I like to be active in derivative markets (futures and options). My broad expertise is security analysis and portfolio management. While I started casually investing in 2001, I officially entered the financial industry in 2005 with Reuters. I manage my own portfolio, and own a rental real estate portfolio here in Salt Lake City. I'm a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

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David Kier

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David Settle

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Devin Ekberg, CFA

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Ryan Campbell

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Scott Connor

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Shawn Cruz

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