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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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Land Ho! Property Investing Across Sectors with Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) April 25, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) offer an opportunity to invest in properties used by farms, retail, communications, health care, and more.

6 min read  |  Real Estate
What to Know About Stock Market Corrections April 12, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Stock market corrections can serve as a reminder that markets don't rise forever. Market corrections are typically defined as a decline of more than 10% from a 52-week high.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
What’s a Convertible Bond? A Different Mode of Investment March 21, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn about convertible bonds, what appeal they might have for investors, and how they differ from corporate bonds.

5 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
What’s a Capital Loss & How to Report It? Basics for Investors March 20, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Most investors are familiar with capital gains, but what about the other side of the coin—capital losses? Here’s what investors should know about long- and short-term capital gains and losses, potential tax consequences, and wash sales.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Trading Micro Caps and Investing in Penny Stocks: A Big Look at the Tiny February 20, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn the difference between penny stocks and micro-cap stocks, plus the potential risks of such investments, to help you decide if you should consider them.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Five Questions to Consider Before Buying a Second Home February 14, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Do you want to own a second home as an investment or vacation property? Learn why it’s important to look before you leap.

3 min read  |  Savings Goals
Under One Roof: Making Sense of Housing Market Trends & Data Analysis February 6, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Housing data can be a leading indicator of broader economic trends. Learn about the most widely followed reports.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
That’s Fast! High-Frequency and Algorithmic Trading January 15, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how high-frequency trading affects today's markets, including creating liquidity for retail investors.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Writing a Will: Several Dos and Don’ts and Why You Need One December 28, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Are you ready to start estate planning and writing a will? Let's explore several dos and don'ts of the estate planning process.

6 min read  |  Estate Planning
State of Bitcoin, Blockchain: After the Cryptocurrency Gold Rush December 24, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Interest in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies reached a fevered pitch in early 2018, as prices soared and two U.S. exchanges began listing futures products on bitcoin. As prices have fallen, is the bloom off the rose?

5 min read  |  Forex
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