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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What’s a Convertible Bond? A Different Mode of Investment March 21, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn about convertible bonds, what appeal they might have for investors, and how they differ from corporate bonds.

5 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
What’s a Capital Loss & How to Report It? Basics for Investors March 20, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Most investors are familiar with capital gains, but what about the other side of the coin—capital losses? Here’s what investors should know about long- and short-term capital gains and losses, potential tax consequences, and wash sales.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Trading Micro Caps and Investing in Penny Stocks: A Big Look at the Tiny February 20, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn the difference between penny stocks and micro-cap stocks, plus the potential risks of such investments, to help you decide if you should consider them.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Five Questions to Consider Before Buying a Second Home February 14, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Do you want to own a second home as an investment or vacation property? Learn why it’s important to look before you leap.

3 min read  |  Savings Goals
Under One Roof: Making Sense of Housing Market Trends & Data Analysis February 6, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Housing data can be a leading indicator of broader economic trends. Learn about the most widely followed reports.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Beyond Margin Basics: Ways Investors & Traders May Apply Margin January 16, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Once you’ve mastered the basics of margin trading, you might want to learn how different trader and investor types use it. It can depend on your objectives, risk tolerance, and the products you trade.

8 min read  |  Margin
That’s Fast! High-Frequency and Algorithmic Trading January 15, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how high-frequency trading affects today's markets, including creating liquidity for retail investors.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Writing a Will: Several Dos and Don’ts and Why You Need One December 28, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Are you ready to start estate planning and writing a will? Let's explore several dos and don'ts of the estate planning process.

6 min read  |  Estate Planning
State of Bitcoin, Blockchain: Slump After the Cryptocurrency Gold Rush December 24, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Interest in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies reached a fevered pitch about a year ago, as prices soared and two U.S. exchanges began listing futures products on bitcoin. As prices have fallen, is the bloom off the rose?

5 min read  |  Forex
Behaviors of the Wealthy: 6 Powerful Habits December 12, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how to be wealthy 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
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