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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Is the IRS Really Calling You? How to Spot an IRS Phone Scam January 14, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Criminals who use mail, telephone, or email to try to collect bogus tax money have scammed thousands of people out of millions of dollars, as well as sensitive personal information. Here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a victim.

5 min read  |  Taxes & Tax Planning
Got Kids or Young Dependents? Claiming the Child Tax Credit January 9, 2020 11:00 AM   |  

If you have children or young dependents, you may be eligible to claim the child tax credit and reduce your tax bill or increase your refund.

3 min read  |  Income Tax
The Highs (and Lows) of Cannabis in 2019 and What the Smoke Signals Predict for 2020 December 16, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

2019 was a tough year for cannabis stocks, but 2020 could be better if weaker companies get weeded out, more U.S. states legalize the drug, and federal legislation makes headway in Washington.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
From Point A to Point Z: A Global Look at the Transportation Industry December 11, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

The fortunes of shipping, rail, and trucking companies could indicate where the global and domestic economies might be headed.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
1040-SR: Retirees and Older Earners Get New Tax Form Just for Them November 15, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Form 1040-SR, a result of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, is easier to read and spotlights standard deductions.

5 min read  |  Income Tax
Hey Google: What’s the Latest in Voice Assistance from TD Ameritrade? September 27, 2019 2:42 PM   |  

Want to monitor the markets via Google Assistant? Learn how TD Ameritrade is using artificial intelligence to help clients manage investments and track the markets.

5 min read  |  Mobile Apps
High Risk? Cannabis Sector’s Legal Conflict Puts Investors in Haze June 20, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

The hazy legal environment surrounding marijuana stocks can be tricky to navigate, particularly for U.S. federal employees and their contractors.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Ripples Across the Pond: Potential Brexit Impact on the U.S. Economy June 3, 2019 11:22 AM   |  

If a no-deal Brexit should come to pass, there would likely be further market volatility. But an “oasis” factor could help fortify the U.S. economy.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Emerging & Frontier Markets: Going Abroad Without Leaving the Office May 15, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

While there are risks involved, investing in emerging and frontier markets can offer stock portfolio and currency diversification and significant growth opportunities.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
How to Invest in Cannabis as the Industry Matures May 10, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

As institutional money flows into the legal cannabis industry, more retail-level investors might be wondering how to get in on the action. Here’s a primer.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
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