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T.J. Neil

What’s your role in keeping things running smoothly at TradeWise™?

As a senior trading specialist, I talk to clients, allocate trades, and look for new trading opportunities.

What’s your greatest challenge in fulfilling that role?
Coming up with explanations for trade advisories. Sometimes it can be difficult to put your thoughts into words as you are trying to make a trade.

What have you done in the field?
I traded options on the CBOE and CBOT for 20 years as a market maker and a specialist.

What’s a golden rule you live by?
Try not to hold a position that makes you lose sleep at night. Your mind is probably telling you that you have more risk than you are comfortable taking.

When not working you can find me …

In the summer—on the beach with my kids.

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

I grew up in Florida. I have lived in Chicago for more than 25 years, and many people assume I grew up here.


TradeWise Advisors, Inc. and TD Ameritrade, Inc. are separate but affiliated firms. Advisory services are provided exclusively by TradeWise Advisors, Inc. and brokerage services are provided exclusively by TD Ameritrade, Inc. Learn more about TradeWise by visiting tradewise.com.

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