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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Five Year-End Tax Moves You Shouldn't Neglect October 16, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

As 2018 winds down, investors of all ages can consider three general categories of year-end tax planning: Reducing taxable income, increasing deductions, and taking advantage of tax credits.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy
How to Navigate High Volatility Stocks in the October Marketplace October 12, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Is October the spookiest month for stocks? Learn about the history of October volatility, plus things to consider in 2018, such as global economics, corporate earnings, and an election in the U.S.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Building Your Stock Portfolio? Don't Overlook Mid-Caps October 2, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Discover what constitutes a mid-cap stock, and learn about investing in mid-cap stocks.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Reverse Mortgages Pros and Cons: Know the Basics September 14, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn the potential benefits and pitfalls of reverse mortgages, including what to look for and what to avoid.

5 min read  |  Retirement Income
Writing a Will: Several Dos and Don’ts and Why You Need One September 11, 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.

4 min read  |  Estate Planning
Geopolitical Risks and Your Portfolio: Navigating an Unpredictable World August 30, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Geopolitical risks come in many forms, and can impact an investment portfolio in a number of ways. Here are a few basic points to consider.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Asset Location & Asset Dislocation: Cashing in Your Retirement August 27, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Asset dislocation—liquidating or selling the assets in your retirement accounts—involves tax planning and budgeting, among other things. Are you ready?

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
U.S. Savings Bonds: Fixed-Income Securities Not Just for the Grandkids July 18, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

So, what’s the story with U.S. savings bonds? Here’s a brief primer explaining these historically solid investment instruments.

4 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Basics of Margin Trading for Investors July 6, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Trading on margin can magnify your returns, but it can also increase your losses. Learn the basics, benefits, and risks of margin trading.

5 min read  |  Margin
First Time Home Buyer? 2017 Real Estate Tax Law Changes June 12, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Thinking of buying a home but don't know what to expect from the changes to the tax code standard deduction? See how tax codes can impact purchasing your new home.

5 min read  |  Income Tax
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