He Learned to Trade for Profit – and Can Teach You, Too

Raymond Rondeau says technical analysis, plus emotional discipline, are the keys to investing success.

Raymond Rondeau, 55, of Exeter, R.I., is a trader, president of the New England American Association of Individual Investors chapter, and creator of AAII’s new course, “Investing Strategies and Technical Analysis.”

When did you start trading? I began with a simulated account at TradeStation [a brokerage and technical analysis platform for trading], so I could learn without any actual monetary risk. After I became more proficient and confident, I gradually switched to trading with real money and then over shorter periods of time.

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Patricia Mertz Esswein
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Esswein joined Kiplinger in May 1984 as director of special publications and managing editor of Kiplinger Books. In 2004, she began covering real estate for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, writing about the housing market, buying and selling a home, getting a mortgage, and home improvement. Prior to joining Kiplinger, Esswein wrote and edited for Empire Sports, a monthly magazine covering sports and recreation in upstate New York. She holds a BA degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, Minn., and an MA in magazine journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University.