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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Income Tax: A Slice for Uncle Sam April 19, 2023 12:09 PM   |  

Income tax may be something most of us take for granted. But how does it work?

5 min read  |  Income Tax
As Brokers Abandon Commissions, Don’t Abandon Caution in Your Portfolio April 19, 2023 11:51 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
Is the 1040-SR Tax Form Right for You? If You’re a Senior, It Could Be January 31, 2023 10:09 AM   |  

What is the 1040-SR form? If you're going to be 65 or older at the start of 2023, you can file your taxes with this form. Here's everything you need to know.

5 min read  |  Income Tax
How Do You Get (or Avoid) Crypto Exposure as More Companies Adopt Digital Assets? July 14, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

With bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies becoming more widely accepted and understood, trying to avoid companies with any exposure to them might be futile.

3 min read  |  Economic Trends
Preferred Stock: A Potential Income Tool in Your Toolbox June 15, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

If you’re considering adding preferred stocks to your portfolio, know the benefits, characteristics, and risks.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Targeting Single-Company Diversification: A Look at Conglomerates Old and New June 4, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Conglomerate stocks were a common staple of investment portfolios in the 60s. Some tech companies are branching out to become modern conglomerates.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Getting a Slice: How IPO Shares Are Priced and Allotted May 27, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

When a stock is made available to the public, there’s a process in place. In some high-demand issues, the IPO process involves an allocation. How does it work?

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
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
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