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 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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Futures Margin Calls: Before You Lever up, Know the Initial & Maintenance Margin Requirements September 14, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Futures margin requirements vary. Know the initial and maintenance margin requirements for futures contracts you’re considering trading to avoid margin calls.

4 min read  |  Futures
The ABCs of Corporate Boards: An Investor Walk-Through August 23, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

A company’s board of directors is responsible for providing sound guidance and a fiduciary responsibility to shareholders. Investors should learn the important basics.

2 min read  |  Investing Basics
New Micro Crude Futures Offer Lower-Cost Ticket into Oil Patch July 15, 2021 1:26 PM   |  

CME Group is now listing Micro WTI Crude Oil futures. Approved account owners can now trade them on the thinkorswim® platform. Here’s what you need to know.

3 min read  |  Futures & Forex
How Investors Can Navigate and Avoid Panic Buying and Selling July 15, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Learn important points on panic buying and panic selling as applied to investing, and steps to avoid or protect against such situations.

5 min read  |  Investment Strategies
Ear to the Ground: Why Quarterly Earnings Calls Are Worth a Listen June 24, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Quarterly earnings calls, a routine practice for most U.S. corporations, can be a rich source of insight and ideas for investors.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Inflation vs. Volatility? It’s a Balance, Not an “Either/Or” Question for Investors June 21, 2021 9:37 AM   |  

Market volatility and inflation can both be effective at destroying investment value. Here’s how investors can account for both in their long-term portfolio strategy.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
What Happens to SPACs After an Acquisition? A Look at the SPAC Life Cycle June 3, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

What happens when a SPAC makes an acquisition? A cooling of the SPAC market in 2021 may be a good time to look at the full SPAC life cycle.

5 min read  |  Alternative Investing
Commodities Have Been Hot, Hot, Hot: What Are the Potential Implications for Investors? May 28, 2021 10:17 AM   |  

Commodities have been red-hot in 2020 and 2021. Is this the start of a so-called commodity supercycle? And what might that mean for investors?

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Shrinking Water Supply, Growing Water Trade: Consider These Investing Tributaries May 21, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Water stocks and futures are becoming an attractive investment as water scarcity makes it an even more precious commodity. Learn about ways to invest in this liquid commodity.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
New Micro Bitcoin Futures Offer “Smaller Bite” Exposure to Crypto May 3, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

CME Group is now listing Micro Bitcoin futures. Approved account owners can now trade them on the thinkorswim® platform. Here’s what you need to know.

5 min read  |  Futures
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