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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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Spread Trading Strategies: Different Strokes for Different Folks August 16, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

What is a spread trade? It depends on the products you trade. For a stock trader it could be a pairs trade, and for an options trader there are plenty of ways to put on a spread trade.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
CME Micro E-mini Equity Index Futures Seen As Retail-Friendly Offering; Bitcoin Futures Update August 15, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

CME Group recently launched a set of Micro E-mini equity index futures, offering smaller retail investors a chance to diversify into futures trading.

5 min read  |  Futures
In-Vehicle Tech Helps Investors Keep Eyes on Road, Handle on Markets July 31, 2019 2:59 PM   |  

Want to monitor the markets while you’re on the road? Learn how, with the latest in-vehicle technology from TD Ameritrade.

5 min read  |  Mobile Apps
Required Investor Reading: What to Look for in a Prospectus July 26, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

When your broker or financial advisor recommends that you read an investment or fund prospectus, it’s for a good reason. A prospectus can offer clues to help you assess an investment’s risks.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Should You Refinance Your Mortgage? Key Considerations July 24, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

How might falling interest rates affect mortgage rates, and what does it all mean for homeowners looking at refinancing?

5 min read  |  Savings Goals
Looking for Summertime Portfolio Sizzle? Market Sectors to Watch July 15, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Just as families tend to dial it back a bit during the summer months, so do markets and market participants. Here are a few potential opportunities and pitfalls to consider when searching for summertime sizzle.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
How Investors Can Use Futures to Hedge Against Market Downturns June 24, 2019 11:30 AM   |  

Learn how futures contracts can help experienced traders and investors manage portfolio risk with a beta-weighted hedging strategy.

5 min read  |  Futures
Rare Earth Metals & Trade Disputes: A Primer for Investors June 18, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Rare earth metals, used in everyday products such as electronics, automobiles and medical devices, have emerged as a potential weapon in the ongoing trade dispute. Here’s a primer on rare earths, and the stocks and sectors that may be affected.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Top Retirement Locations Mix Affordability, Health Care, Lifestyle June 10, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

A look at some of the best places to retire ranked by affordability, health care, and quality of life.

4 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
Listen In: Corporate Conference Calls After Quarterly Earnings May 2, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Quarterly earnings calls, a routine practice for most U.S. corporations, can be a rich source of insight and ideas for investors.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
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