Ben Estep
Writer, TD Ameritrade

About Ben Estep

Ben started writing for The Ticker Tape in early 2017. He keeps an eye on markets and works with TD Ameritrade strategists to identify trends and new developments that could impact traders and investors. Ben firmly believes that anyone can take control of their financial future by investing in their own education and by continuing to expand on that knowledge over their lifetime.


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Self-Driving Technology: Looking Beyond Personal Transportation June 5, 2018 4:00 PM   |  

Self-driving technology is redefining personal transportation, but that’s not the only area autonomous vehicles will transform. Learn more about industries already using them.

5 min read  |  At This Moment
A Glimpse of the Future From The Next Web Conference? June 5, 2018 2:22 PM   |  

The Next Web Conference highlights technological trends and where industry leaders see the future headed. Read more about some of this year’s trends.

5 min read  |  At This Moment
Goodbye Telecom, Hello Communications Services May 24, 2018 3:55 AM   |  

S&P Dow Jones Global Indices and MSCI have announced they are broadening the Telecom sector and renaming it the Communications Services sector. Read more about the changes here.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
4 Takeaways from Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Meeting May 9, 2018 9:07 AM   |  

Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger spend hours at every annual meeting taking shareholders’ questions. These were some takeaways from 2018.

5 min read  |  At This Moment
Buying a Home? Rising Mortgage Rates Are One Consideration May 9, 2018 12:01 AM   |  

Getting ready to buy a home? Learn more about how increases in mortgage rates can impact your payments, as well as other things to consider when house hunting.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
Esports and Gaming Might Be Bigger Business Than You Think March 21, 2018 9:52 AM   |  

Esports have been growing in popularity, but they’re still a small part of the gaming industry. Learn more about how esports are becoming more mainstream.

4 min read  |  At This Moment
New Fed Chair Powell Takes Over, Why Care About the Fed? March 20, 2018 9:18 AM   |  

Learn about the history of the Federal Reserve System and what the Fed does, including details about the FOMC, the Board of Governors and how it impacts investors.

6 min read  |  Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve, Monetary Policy and Your Investments March 15, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy can impact every asset class. Learn more about expansionary (or loose), and contractionary (or tight) policy and how that can affect investments.

6 min read  |  Federal Reserve
Trade Wars Ahead? Markets Rattled After Trump Announces Tariffs March 2, 2018 12:34 PM   |  

President Trump announced sweeping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, sparking fears of international trade wars. Here are some things to consider.

5 min read  |  At This Moment
Fed Chair Powell Delivers Day One of Congressional Testimony February 28, 2018 12:46 PM   |  

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell delivered day one of his semiannual monetary policy report to the House. Tomorrow, he’ll do the same before the Senate.

4 min read  |  Federal Reserve
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