Darrell Jobman has been writing about financial markets for more than 35 years. He is editor in chief of TraderPlanet and TraderEducation.com, where he and other experts post comments on the markets with the intention of educating traders.
He has written, collaborated on, or edited about a dozen books on trading, including ''The Handbook on Technical Analysis''. He has also written or edited articles for several publications and brokerage firms as well as trading courses and educational materials for Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade.
Jobman began his journalistic career as a sportswriter for the Waterloo (Iowa) Courier. After several years there, he went into the Army. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division and as an infantry platoon leader with the Manchus in the 25th Infantry Division, including nine months in Vietnam in 1967-68, earning the Silver Star and Bronze Star.
After military service, Jobman returned to the Courier, where he became farm editor in early 1969. He was introduced to futures markets when he wrote a column about how speculators were ruining farm prices and was “corrected” by Merrill Oster. That led to writing assignments for Oster and then a full-time position in 1972, where Jobman participated in the founding of Professional Farmers of America and associated newsletters.
When Oster bought Commodities Magazine in 1976, Jobman was named editor and later became editor-in-chief of Futures Magazine when the name was changed in 1983 during one of the biggest growth periods in futures history. He was an editor at Futures until 1993, when he left to become an independent writer/consultant. He also served as editorial director of CME Magazine.
Jobman graduated from Wartburg College in Iowa in 1963.
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