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 in 1992 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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To Your Investing Health: Stocks to Watch as the COVID-19 Fight Continues October 8, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

In 2020, many “coronavirus stocks” emerged as COVID-19 forced drastic changes in how we work and live. With colder weather ahead for much of the United States, it’s worth thinking about which companies and industries may be poised for strong performance or outperformance into 2021 as consumers increasingly hunker down indoors.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Investors Wagering on Sports Betting Companies: The Players and Stats You Should Know October 7, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

As the sports world comes back to prominence after the coronavirus-related shutdown, sports betting stocks have gotten considerable attention. Interested in this sector? Here's a play-by-play for investors.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Distributions, Emergencies, and More: How to Plan and Prioritize Stock Sales September 4, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

In an ideal world, you’d never need to sell any portion of your portfolio for cash, but sometimes you may have to. Here are some things to consider when selling stocks in an emergency.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
Facts on SPACs: What to Consider Before Investing in Blank-Check Companies August 20, 2020 10:38 AM   |  

Special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have been around awhile, but they’ve gotten some new attention in 2020. Here’s a look at the mechanics and risks for investors involved in blank-check companies.

5 min read  |  Alternative Investing
How to Trade S&P 500 Futures: A Quick Walk-Through for Investors August 20, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

S&P 500 Index futures can provide investors and traders with exposure to the individual companies that make up the S&P 500 Index. But trading futures is different from trading equities. Understand how they work and how you can trade them.

5 min read  |  Futures
6 Powerful Habits of the Wealthy August 13, 2020 10:00 AM   |  

Learn how to potentially accumulate wealth by understanding the habits of wealthy people. In general, it’s about balance, in mind and body, as well as spending and savings.

5 min read  |  Savings Goals
Stocks for Beginners: Is Now the Time to Start Trading Stocks? July 9, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Education is key to trading stocks. The decision to start trading and investing in stocks depends on your personal situation—including whether you have investable assets.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Contango or Backwardation: Looking to the Future in the Futures Markets July 2, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

What are contango and backwardation? It’s all about the future: whether deferred-month futures contracts are priced higher than the front months. Learn why a market might be in contango or backwardation.

5 min read  |  Futures
Putting Up a Good Defense: Defensive Sectors & Stocks Strategy for Investors June 22, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

A good defense is the best offense, right? It’s sometimes true for investing as well. Here’s what investors should know about defensive investing and defensive sectors.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Markets Do What Markets Do: Why Investors Should Consider Staying the Course June 11, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Does stock market volatility have you rethinking your investing strategy? In volatile markets, it’s important for investors to stay disciplined and focus on long-term goals.

5 min read  |  Goal Planning
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