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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Closing Market Update: Stocks Fall After Fed Meeting March 22, 2023 5:11 PM   |  

As expected, the Fed raised rates a quarter point Wednesday, and the market initially turned higher. Major indexes then sank as the closing bell approached. The reversal may have in part been in response to the ambiguity of Powell’s words, as well as continuing concern about a potential recession.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Bank Worries Strike Again March 15, 2023 6:23 PM   |  

Our chief market strategist breaks down the day's top business stories and offers insight on how they might impact your trading and investing.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Market Update: Stocks Slightly Lower Despite Banks March 13, 2023 6:24 PM   |  

What our experts think about the recent market action.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Bank Failure Pressures Stocks March 10, 2023 6:51 PM   |  

Stocks touched two-month lows Friday following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank—the largest U.S. bank failure since the 2008 financial crisis. This took focus away from a February jobs report that showed signs of the Fed's policies perhaps cooling the hot labor market.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
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
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
Trading Futures vs. Stocks: What's the Difference? March 24, 2022 1:54 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
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
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