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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