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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Looking Beyond Bitcoin: Ethereum, Litecoin, & Other Types of Cryptocurrencies April 21, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Bitcoin may be the top cryptocurrency by notional value, but other types of cryptocurrencies are gaining traction among users and investors. Here's a rundown.

5 min read  |  Forex
Looking to Buy & Sell Bitcoin? Basics on Top Cryptocurrencies April 9, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

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

4 min read  |  Forex
Futures Primer: Wrapping Your Arms Around Futures April 5, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

The futures market can open new worlds for option traders, but it can also carry unique risks. So before you dive in, know the nuts and bolts of the futures markets.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Here’s the Scoop: A Diversified Portfolio Requires Diversified Sources of Investment Information March 29, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Investment pros have long extolled the virtues of portfolio diversification. But investors should also consider diversifying their sources of investment information. Here’s why.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
COVID-19 Recovery May Be Driving New Commodity Supercycle March 22, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

A commodity “supercycle” can last for years and lift commodity prices across industries. Is one brewing as we emerge from COVID-19, and what does it mean for investors?

5 min read  |  Trading Strategies
Housing and Economic Health: The Most Important Housing Market Indicators March 15, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Housing market data, like existing home sales and housing starts, can impact stock and bond prices. Investors and traders should know when the most widely followed reports are released.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Eyeing Angles on Crypto Action? Learn the Basics of Bitcoin Futures March 3, 2021 2:50 PM   |  

Bitcoin’s rally, along with growth in bitcoin futures and other crypto-linked investment vehicles, reflects expanding acceptance of digital currencies.

6 min read  |  Forex
Trading Micro Caps and Investing in Penny Stocks: A Big Look at the Tiny February 11, 2021 12:46 PM   |  

Learn the difference between penny stocks and micro-cap stocks, plus the potential risks of such investments, to help you decide if you should consider them.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
What’s a Black Swan Event? How to Spot and Prepare for this Outlier “Animal” February 11, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Learn about “black swan” events and how you can attempt to protect yourself and your portfolio from adverse shocks.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
IPO Makeover/Redux: Investor Basics on New NYSE Direct Listings February 8, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Direct listings are an IPO alternative that allows companies to sell shares to the public and bypass the underwriting process. Here are some things investors should know.

5 min read  |  Investment Types
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