About Bruce Blythe

Bruce was managing editor of The Ticker Tape in 2014 and is a frequent contributor. He started in financial news 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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Looking for Summertime Portfolio Sizzle? Market Sectors to Watch May 10, 2022 11:06 AM   |  

Stock market trends and seasonal patterns happen throughout the year. Here are a few potential market sectors to consider when searching for summertime sizzle.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Spread Trading Strategies: Different Strokes for Different Folks March 29, 2022 12:30 PM   |  

What is a spread trade? It depends on the products you trade. For a stock trader, it could be a pairs trade, and for an option trader, there are plenty of ways to put on a spread trade.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Trading Futures vs. Stocks: What's the Difference? March 24, 2022 1:54 PM   |  

Futures versus stock trading: Each poses intriguing possibilities. Although stocks and futures share some common ground, they differ in several ways. Learn why.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
What Is a Municipal Bond? Know the Benefits & Risks February 10, 2022 11:11 AM   |  

Are you—or would you like to become—a municipal bond investor? Understand the basic types of municipal, or muni, bonds and the potential benefits and risks.

5 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Basics of Buying on Margin: What Is Margin Trading? February 8, 2022 11:50 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
How Tick Sizes and Values Vary in Index Futures February 2, 2022 11:38 AM   |  

Learn how index futures contracts use tick sizes and tick values to track how much positions gain or lose each day.

5 min read  |  Futures
What Is a Commodity? Definition & Basics for Investors January 20, 2022 11:12 AM   |  

Want to learn about commodities trading or how to invest in commodities? This overview will provide a brief introduction, including a commodity definition and a few pointers for investors.

5 min read  |  Commodities
What Is Cryptocurrency? Basics of Bitcoin & Blockchain Technology January 19, 2022 1:17 PM   |  

How do you buy and sell bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency? Learn the basics of bitcoin, blockchain technology, and any risks before jumping in to the cryptocurrency pool.

4 min read  |  Forex
5 Year-End Tax-Planning Strategies to Consider Before the End of the Year November 30, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

It’s a good idea to review tax-planning strategies at the end of the year. Some of them could help reduce your tax burden or even give you a larger refund in 2022.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Circuit Breakers: Learn the Basics of These Market-Wide Pauses November 2, 2021 4:00 PM   |  

The stock market has had circuit breakers—temporary trading halts imposed if U.S. stock markets fall by certain percentages—in place since 1987, but they've rarely been triggered until March 2020. Here's what investors should know.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
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