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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Government Shutdowns… a Story We’ve Heard Before December 18, 2018 5:00 PM   |  

Worried about a potential U.S. government shutdown? Learn about the history of shutdowns, what happens during them, and how it might impact the markets.

3 min read  |  At This Moment
Looking for Meaningful Gifts? Three Ways to Save for a Loved One's Future December 10, 2018 11:21 AM   |  

Finding meaningful gifts for loved ones can be a challenge. Here are three ways to give financial gifts to a child, grandchild or loved one to help save and invest for their future.

4 min read  |  Investing Basics
Investing in Marijuana Stocks? Don’t Let Your Money Go Up in Smoke November 7, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

If you’re considering investing in marijuana stocks, it’s important to know some of the unique risks associated with the marijuana industry including scams. Read more for information on stock scams and differences between federal and state laws.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
What Happens to Bonds When Interest Rates Rise? November 6, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

As investors, it’s important to understand the relationship between bonds and interest rates. Find out what happens to bonds when interest rates rise.

6 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Volatility on the Horizon? Three Upcoming Political Events October 9, 2018 4:24 PM   |  

Political events can bring heightened volatility to global markets and stocks. Consider keeping an eye on these three upcoming political events in November.

2 min read  |  Economic Trends
Goodbye Telecom, Hello Communications Services September 26, 2018 1:20 PM   |  

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
Apple Launches New iPhones as Tech Giants Vie for Smartphone Market September 14, 2018 12:55 PM   |  

Apple unveiled its newest iPhones on September 12. Over the past several years, multiple tech giants have expanded into the smartphone market. Read more about it here.

2 min read  |  At This Moment
Freshen up Your Investing Strategies on Investor Education Day September 11, 2018 2:55 PM   |  

Market conditions can rapidly shift, leaving investors wondering how to best manage their portfolio. At TD Ameritrade’s upcoming Education Day, learn about a wide range of topics for investing in today’s market.

2 min read  |  Market Insights
Fixed Income Investing in a Rising Rate Environment September 10, 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
Fall’s Around the Corner… So Is the thinkorswim® Challenge for Students September 4, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learning about investing and personal finance are fundamentally important, but it can be hard for college students to get started. Here are some things you can do today, and an upcoming simulated trading competition that gives you a chance to test your knowledge.

4 min read  |  Investing Basics
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