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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How Investors Can Use Futures to Hedge Against Market Downturns June 24, 2019 11:30 AM   |  

Learn how futures contracts can help experienced traders and investors manage portfolio risk with a beta-weighted hedging strategy.

5 min read  |  Futures
Rare Earth Metals & Trade Disputes: A Primer for Investors June 18, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Rare earth metals, used in everyday products such as electronics, automobiles and medical devices, have emerged as a potential weapon in the ongoing trade dispute. Here’s a primer on rare earths, and the stocks and sectors that may be affected.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Top Retirement Locations Mix Affordability, Health Care, Lifestyle June 10, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

A look at some of the best places to retire ranked by affordability, health care, and quality of life.

4 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
Listen In: Corporate Conference Calls After Quarterly Earnings May 2, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Quarterly earnings calls, a routine practice for most U.S. corporations, can be a rich source of insight and ideas for investors.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Land Ho! Property Investing Across Sectors with Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) April 25, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) offer an opportunity to invest in properties used by farms, retail, communications, health care, and more.

6 min read  |  Real Estate
What to Know About Stock Market Corrections April 12, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Stock market corrections can serve as a reminder that markets don't rise forever. Market corrections are typically defined as a decline of more than 10% from a 52-week high.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
What’s a Convertible Bond? A Different Mode of Investment March 21, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn about convertible bonds, what appeal they might have for investors, and how they differ from corporate bonds.

5 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
What’s a Capital Loss & How to Report It? Basics for Investors March 20, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Most investors are familiar with capital gains, but what about the other side of the coin—capital losses? Here’s what investors should know about long- and short-term capital gains and losses, potential tax consequences, and wash sales.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Five Questions to Consider Before Buying a Second Home February 14, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Do you want to own a second home as an investment or vacation property? Learn why it’s important to look before you leap.

3 min read  |  Savings Goals
That’s Fast! High-Frequency and Algorithmic Trading January 15, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how high-frequency trading affects today's markets, including creating liquidity for retail investors.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
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