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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Q4 Retail Earnings Outlook: With Holidays Over, Are Consumers Still in Spending Mood? February 15, 2024 12:58 PM   |  

Walmart leads the way as major retailers start weighing in on a positive year for consumer spending. But will it hold true as individual companies report results?

4 min read  |  Earnings Reports
5 Year-End Tax-Planning Strategies to Consider Before the End of the Year November 2, 2023 1:10 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
Trading Futures vs. Stocks: What's the Difference? October 3, 2023 2:35 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
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
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
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
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
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
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