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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Not Like Stocks: How Tick Sizes and Values Vary in Index Futures September 13, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Learn how futures contracts use tick sizes to track how much positions gain or lose each day.

5 min read  |  Futures
The Double-Edged Sword of Margin: Know the Right Way & the Wrong Way September 12, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

When used prudently, and with a full understanding of the risks, margin can be used to help diversify holdings and attempt to amplify return on assets. But it’s not for everybody. Margin also creates the potential for greater risk of loss from increased leverage.

5 min read  |  Margin
Beyond Margin Basics: Ways Investors & Traders May Apply Margin August 22, 2019 11:38 AM   |  

Once you’ve mastered the basics of margin trading, you might want to learn how different trader and investor types use it. It can depend on your objectives, risk tolerance, and the products you trade.

8 min read  |  Margin
Luck of the Draw? There's a Lot More to Trading and Investing than Luck August 19, 2019 11:07 AM   |  

Investing results may depend to some extent on luck, but research and science play a larger role in portfolio strategy.

2 min read  |  Trading Psychology
Spread Trading Strategies: Different Strokes for Different Folks August 16, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

What is a spread trade? It depends on the products you trade. For a stock trader it could be a pairs trade, and for an options trader there are plenty of ways to put on a spread trade.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
CME Micro E-mini Equity Index Futures Seen As Retail-Friendly Offering; Bitcoin Futures Update August 15, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

CME Group recently launched a set of Micro E-mini equity index futures, offering smaller retail investors a chance to diversify into futures trading.

5 min read  |  Futures
In-Vehicle Tech Helps Investors Keep Eyes on Road, Handle on Markets July 31, 2019 2:59 PM   |  

Want to monitor the markets while you’re on the road? Learn how, with the latest in-vehicle technology from TD Ameritrade.

5 min read  |  Mobile Apps
Required Investor Reading: What to Look for in a Prospectus July 26, 2019 10:15 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
Should You Refinance Your Mortgage? Key Considerations July 24, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

How might falling interest rates affect mortgage rates, and what does it all mean for homeowners looking at refinancing?

5 min read  |  Savings Goals
Looking for Summertime Portfolio Sizzle? Market Sectors to Watch July 15, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Just as families tend to dial it back a bit during the summer months, so do markets and market participants. Here are a few potential opportunities and pitfalls to consider when searching for summertime sizzle.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
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