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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A Well-Drafted Portfolio Should be No Fantasy – Key “Positions” to Fill August 23, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about the "positions" to fill as you build your investment portfolio.

2 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
More than Sun and Golf: Key Factors for Choosing a Retirement Location August 9, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Where to retire is one of the most important decisions a person can make. How to decide?

3 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
Can You Spot a “Weather Market?” Corn, Crude, Other Commodities August 2, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn the fundamentals of grain, energy and other markets, and how to follow prices using futures markets.

4 min read  |  Futures
Tech Time Machine: What’s Changed Since 2000, and What Hasn’t June 14, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Some investors draw parallels between the Nasdaq Composite index now versus that of the late 1990s and early 2000, but there may be more to the story.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
The Fine Print of Earnings Reports September 30, 2014 8:00 PM   |  

Knowing what to look for in quarterly earnings reports is crucial for making informed investing decisions. Here are a few pointers.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Deconstructing the Dow August 31, 2014 8:00 PM   |  

The Dow has long been viewed as a proxy for the U.S. market and economy, but investors should be mindful of its limitations.

6 min read  |  Investing Basics
Better Stock Perspective? Follow the Money June 30, 2014 8:00 PM   |  

Following the dollar/euro and other aspects of the global currency markets can provide valuable insight for an investing strategy.

5 min read  |  Forex
Divide & Conquer May 31, 2014 8:00 PM   |  

Stock splits have increased as the U.S. market extended its bull run, but the actual benefits for investors are questionable.

6 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
The Price is Right ... Right? April 30, 2014 8:00 PM   |  

The price-to-earnings ratio has its critics, yet it remains a metric worth watching for valuing stocks and making investment decisions.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
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