Matt Whittaker
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About Matt Whittaker

Matt Whittaker is a Colorado-based freelance journalist. In addition to The Ticker Tape®, his work has been published by The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Barron’s, U.S. News & World Report, and other publications. Over more than a decade as a business and financial journalist, he has reported from four continents and covered the global seafood industry, energy and mining companies, commodities, and mergers and acquisitions. He also writes about adventure sports.

Matt majored in journalism at the University of Tennessee.

 

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Cannabiz: How to Invest in This Growing Industry February 24, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

The legal cannabis industry is experiencing substantial tailwinds including increased domestic sales and more states legalizing the drug. Here's a rundown of the still-maturing marijuana and cannabis industry.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Consumer Price Index (CPI): Inflation, Interest Rates, & Growth February 17, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

What is the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and how does it impact your investments? Economic growth, inflation, and interest rates are all linked to the CPI.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Bitcoin in 2021: Volatility, Increasing Interest, & Safe-Haven Questions as Crypto Market Matures February 11, 2021 3:45 PM   |  

Interest in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies hit a high in early 2018, then fell, then spiked again in 2020 and early 2021. Is the crypto market maturing for bitcoin in 2021?

5 min read  |  Forex
Gearing Up: Tesla's Path to the S&P 500 Index Has Been a Wild Ride December 17, 2020 10:44 AM   |  

Tesla’s addition to the benchmark S&P 500, which will result in the largest-ever rebalancing of the index, has big implications for the broader market because of Tesla’s market cap.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Is the 1040-SR Tax Form Right for You? If You’re a Senior, It Could Be December 4, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

If you’re going to be 65 at the start of 2021, you’ll be able to file your taxes with Form 1040-SR. Here are some reasons this form might be a good choice for you.

5 min read  |  Income Tax
Electric Car Market Revs Up: Global Interest in the Fast Lane August 7, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Electric vehicle sales are poised to shift into a higher gear, and the coronavirus pandemic likely will be a speed bump, not a stop sign.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Swapping the Goods: How International Trade Affects the U.S. Economy and Markets May 22, 2020 10:55 AM   |  

The import and export of goods and services across national borders helps drive economic and stock market growth. But international trade has its critics, and sometimes politics—and supply chain hiccups such as those related to the coronavirus pandemic—get in the way.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Bitcoin Halving: What This Rare Event Could Mean for Futures Prices April 22, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The bitcoin code dictates that the supply of new tokens entering the market should fall by half roughly every four years. Here’s what cryptocurrency investors should consider.

5 min read  |  Futures
Excited About Your Tax Refund? It May Not Be Worth the Deferred Earnings March 17, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Tax refund time can seem like a bonanza, but it’s not free money. It’s your money, and you’ve been loaning it, interest free, to Uncle Sam.

5 min read  |  Income Tax
As Brokers Abandon Commissions, Don’t Abandon Caution in Your Portfolio February 11, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

For long-term investors, $0 commissions for online trades can be a double-edged sword. Cheaper trading can make it easier to diversify, but it can also be an extra reason to be cautious.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
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