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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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
Fun with Futures: Basics of Futures Contracts, Futures Trading June 7, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

At first glance, futures trading may seem complex. Let's explore what goes into trading futures contracts.

5 min read  |  Futures
Basics of Commodities Trading: Where, How Investors Can Start May 10, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

Commodities are raw or unprocessed materials that can be bought or sold and are used to make something else that eventually is consumed. Want to learn about commodities trading, or how to invest in commodities? Start with this overview.

5 min read  |  Commodities
Chasing Rates: Key Considerations for Mortgage Refinancing May 3, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

How will rising interest rates affect mortgage rates, and what does that mean for home buyers and home owners looking at refinancing options?

5 min read  |  Savings Goals
Why Investors Care About the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting May 1, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

The annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway has taken on a carnival-type atmosphere, as investors trek to Omaha, or dial in, to hear the latest from chairman Warren Buffett. What topics might he address at the May 5 meeting?

5 min read  |  At This Moment
Looking Beyond Bitcoin: Ethereum & Other Cryptocurrencies April 5, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

You've heard of Bitcoin, but there are other cryptocurrencies that are also gaining popularity. Ethereum, Litecoin, Altcoin, Dogecoin. What are the differences?

5 min read  |  Forex
Taxpayer, Know Thy Deductions: Tax Deductible Basics and Tips March 16, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

Learn what a tax deduction is, what items may be tax-deductible, and more tax basics you can use to potentially reduce your taxes.

5 min read  |  Income Tax
Top Retirement Locations Mix Affordability, Healthcare, Lifestyle March 13, 2018 8:00 PM   |  

A look at some of the best places to retire ranked by affordability, health care, and quality of life.

4 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
How Are Gains or Losses on Cryptocurrencies Taxed? March 7, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

How are cryptocurrency transactions taxed? How are the IRS and other taxing authorities planning to address Bitcoin taxes?

4 min read  |  Tax Strategy
How to Buy & Sell Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies March 5, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

How does one go about buying Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency? What should someone know before buying or selling a digital currency?

6 min read  |  Forex
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