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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Some of 2018’s Big Market Headlines, and a Look at What Might Be Ahead July 31, 2018 12:00 PM   |  

This mid-year 2018 stock market review provides an update on the state of the markets and what might be coming up in the second half. There’s also information on planning for retirement and resources to keep learning.

10 min read  |  Market Insights
Prime Day’s a Big Deal, But Singles’ Day is Even Bigger July 20, 2018 4:47 PM   |  

Amazon Prime Day has spurred retailers to start offering deals and create their own shopping events. Read more about how different companies are getting in on the action.

4 min read  |  At This Moment
Investor Takeaways from E3 2018, the Biggest Gaming Conference of the Year June 25, 2018 5:00 PM   |  

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, wrapped up last week. These were some of the investor takeaways from E3 2018, the biggest gaming conference of the year.

4 min read  |  At This Moment
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
Fixed Income Investing in a Rising Rate Environment June 1, 2018 4:00 PM   |  

How might rising interest rates impact your retirement portfolio planning? Learn how rising rates can affect fixed income investments.

3 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
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
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