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Bruce Blythe
Ticker Tape Contributor

About Bruce Blythe

Bruce was managing editor of The Ticker Tape in 2014 and is a frequent contributor. He started in financial news as a wire service reporter covering the livestock and grain futures markets from the trading floors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. He’s since worked as a reporter or editor for Dow Jones Newswires, Reuters, Bloomberg, and Crain’s Chicago Business.

As a journalist, Bruce has covered agriculture and food production; commodity futures markets; energy and biofuels; investing, trading, and money management; cryptocurrencies; retail; technology; and sports.

Bruce grew up on his family’s farm in eastern Iowa. He holds a degree in agricultural journalism from Iowa State University.

 

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5 Year-End Tax-Planning Steps to Consider Before the End of the Year December 3, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Before the year ends, it’s a good idea to set aside some time to review tax-planning strategies. Some of them could help reduce your tax burden or even give you a larger refund in 2021.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Stairs, Elevators, and Walls of Worry: What Stock Market Metaphors Really Mean November 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

All kinds of terms and metaphors are associated with Wall Street trading, and many may sound charming. But a deeper dive into the language can sometimes help investors better understand what’s going on.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
The Election Is Over. Perhaps It’s Time for a Portfolio Review November 17, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

A leadership change in the White House could mean a shift in policy priorities, but if you’re a long-term investor, other factors such as earnings, taxes, and interest rates may be larger concerns. Perhaps now’s the time for a post-election portfolio review.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Building Your Stock Portfolio? Don't Overlook Mid-Caps October 30, 2020 9:58 AM   |  

Discover what constitutes a mid-cap stock, and learn about investing in mid-cap stocks.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
To Your Investing Health: Stocks to Watch as the COVID-19 Fight Continues October 8, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

In 2020, many “coronavirus stocks” emerged as COVID-19 forced drastic changes in how we work and live. With colder weather ahead for much of the United States, it’s worth thinking about which companies and industries may be poised for strong performance or outperformance into 2021 as consumers increasingly hunker down indoors.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Investors Wagering on Sports Betting Companies: The Players and Stats You Should Know October 7, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

As the sports world comes back to prominence after the coronavirus-related shutdown, sports betting stocks have gotten considerable attention. Interested in this sector? Here's a play-by-play for investors.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Distributions, Emergencies, and More: How to Plan and Prioritize Stock Sales September 4, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

In an ideal world, you’d never need to sell any portion of your portfolio for cash, but sometimes you may have to. Here are some things to consider when selling stocks in an emergency.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
Facts on SPACs: What to Consider Before Investing in Blank-Check Companies August 20, 2020 10:38 AM   |  

Special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have been around awhile, but they’ve gotten some new attention in 2020. Here’s a look at the mechanics and risks for investors involved in blank-check companies.

5 min read  |  Alternative Investing
How to Trade S&P 500 Futures: A Quick Walk-Through for Investors August 20, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

S&P 500 Index futures can provide investors and traders with exposure to the individual companies that make up the S&P 500 Index. But trading futures is different from trading equities. Understand how they work and how you can trade them.

5 min read  |  Futures
6 Powerful Habits of the Wealthy August 13, 2020 10:00 AM   |  

Learn how to potentially accumulate wealth by understanding the habits of wealthy people. In general, it’s about balance, in mind and body, as well as spending and savings.

5 min read  |  Savings Goals
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