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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Good Eye, Trader: How to Pick the Right Stocks at the Right Time February 18, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking to pick stocks worth trading? You can lay the groundwork for a sound stock selection strategy with a few relatively simple components.

9 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Basics of Buying on Margin: What Is Margin Trading? February 6, 2020 11:57 AM   |  

Trading on margin can magnify your returns, but it can also increase your losses. Learn the basics, benefits, and risks of margin trading.

5 min read  |  Margin
Index Fund vs. Mutual Fund Showdown: Is There Room for Both at the Top? January 22, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Index funds, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Actively managed funds versus passive management. What do all these terms mean? Here’s a breakdown for investors.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Muni Bond Basics for Investors: Know the Benefits & Risks January 21, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Are you—or would you like to become—a municipal bond investor? Understand the potential benefits and risks, and learn about a new service from TD Ameritrade that alerts clients on new muni issuances.

5 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Steady as It Gets? How Series EE Savings Bonds Work January 3, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Series EE bonds are viewed as a stable investment with a long and storied history, although today’s savings bonds pay paltry interest rates. Here are a few facts about this perennially popular gift for the grandkids.

5 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Stock Market Menagerie: Bulls vs. Bears, Unicorns, & the Animals of Wall Street November 29, 2019 10:30 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
7 Secrets of Millennial Millionaires November 22, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Learn how starting early, setting goals, and sticking to them can help you build wealth—at a young age and for the long term.

4 min read  |  Savings Goals
What Are Tariffs and Who Really Pays For Them? November 19, 2019 2:48 PM   |  

Tariffs have been part of American economic history from the country’s origins. Are tariffs good or bad for investors?

5 min read  |  Investment Strategies
What is Leverage in Forex Trading? Understanding Forex Margin October 4, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

What is leverage in the forex market? It’s the ability to buy and sell foreign currencies while putting up only a fraction—3% to 5%—of the notional amount. Leverage offers potential opportunity, but it’s also quite risky.

5 min read  |  Forex
Best Financial Advice Tips You May or May Not Have Gotten as a Kid September 20, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Financial literacy can be most effective when it starts early. Parents who know how to budget, save, and practice good financial habits should pass those habits down to their children. Here are some financial advice tips to consider.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
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