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Lule Demmissie

Lule develops investment products and services to power the long-term investing experience utilizing managed money, ETFs, mutual funds, and investment planning technology. Before joining TD Ameritrade in 2009, Lule worked for eight years in the managed money business area of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Lule is also a contributor to Huffington Post on personal finance matters.

What's your role in keeping things running smoothly at TD Ameritrade?
I work in product development and management for people who have a long-term view on their investments.

What's your greatest challenge in fulfilling that role? 
Inventing more time (I haven’t cracked that one yet!). Being laser-focused on building what the client needs and wants.

What's a "Golden Rule" you live by? 
I have two. The first is “Remember to remain calm in the face of volatility.” The second: “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the practiced ability to move beyond fear.”

Who's your investing or trading idol?
John C. Bogle, the founder of Vanguard.

When not working, you can find me ...
Hanging out with my family, volunteering (especially for causes that help to empower people to drive their own financial futures), reading, traveling, dancing, and singing.

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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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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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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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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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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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