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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Required Investor Reading: What to Look for in a Prospectus December 8, 2022 11:41 AM   |  

When your broker or financial advisor recommends that you read an investment or fund prospectus, it’s for a good reason. A prospectus can offer clues to help you assess an investment’s risks.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
So You’re Starting a Small Business. What’s Your Plan? December 5, 2022 11:11 AM   |  

If you’re considering starting a small business, here are a few key points to keep in mind.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
5 Year-End Tax-Planning Strategies to Consider Before the End of the Year November 30, 2022 3:34 PM   |  

It’s a good idea to review tax-planning strategies at the end of the year. Some strategies can even help reduce the tax burden or give yourself a larger refund.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Start Retirement Planning While Time Is on Your Side November 17, 2022 5:01 PM   |  

Some pros say your early investing years are among the most critical, including whether you set up a 401(k). Learn how to work toward your financial goals.

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Putting Up a Good Defense: Defensive Stocks & Sectors Investing Strategy November 8, 2022 10:35 AM   |  

A good defense is the best offense, right? It’s sometimes true for investing as well. Learn more about defensive stocks and defensive sector investing.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Top Retirement Locations Mix Affordability, Health Care, Lifestyle September 26, 2022 1:54 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
Stairs, Wall of Worry: What Stock Market Terms & Metaphors Really Mean September 22, 2022 10:30 AM   |  

All kinds of stock market terms and metaphors are associated with Wall Street trading. Knowing the language can sometimes help investors better understand what’s going on.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
What to Know About Stock Market Corrections September 15, 2022 10:56 AM   |  

Stock market corrections can serve as a signal that markets don't rise forever. Market corrections are defined as a 10% or more decline from a 52-week high.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Bull vs. Bear Market & Other Animals of Wall Street August 16, 2022 10:28 AM   |  

Animal terms and animal references are prominent among Wall Street slang terms. Here’s a look at bulls and bears, hawks and doves, cats and dogs, sheep and pigs, and even black swans and unicorns.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Housing and Economic Health: Housing Market Data and Indicators August 4, 2022 9:50 AM   |  

Housing market data and indicators, like existing home sales, can impact stock and bond prices. Investors and traders should know when reports are released.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
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