About Rebecca McClay

Rebecca McClay is the managing editor of long-term investor content for The Ticker Tape®. A long-time business journalist, Rebecca previously worked for The Street, Investopedia, and numerous other financial publications, covering investing topics and market news. She has written and edited financial content for banks such as PNC Financial Group, Lombard Odier, and Brown Brothers Harriman. She has been published in Bloomberg, MarketWatch, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Rebecca earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and her master's degree in business journalism from Arizona State University.

 

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Pension Plans Are Disappearing. Now What? Defined Benefit vs. Defined Contribution Plans November 3, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Pension plans and other defined-benefit plans have been going by the wayside in favor of defined-contribution plans such as 401(k)s and IRAs. Learn why and what you can do.

4 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Smart-Beta ETFs: Alternative Portfolio Allocation Beyond Market Cap September 24, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

What is a smart-beta ETF? Explore what qualifies as a smart-beta fund and what systems define this type of ETF.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Starting Early: Traditional & Roth IRA for Kids September 17, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

It's never too early to teach kids about finances and help them start saving for their own retirement.

5 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
Self-Directed Investing vs. Using a Professional Money Manager September 3, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Two strategies of investing—self-directed investing and using a money manager—have benefits and downsides. Investors may want to consider these and other factors to determine which way is best for their own financial situations.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
What’s the Difference Between Broker-Dealers & Investment Advisors? August 26, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Broker-dealers and advisors are both obliged to work in your best interest but in different ways. Learn about the regulatory differences between the two, as well as several key terms.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
International Diversification: Reducing Geopolitical Volatility August 5, 2019 10:53 AM   |  

Investing can involve volatility both in the markets and within your portfolio. In the long term, portfolios with more diversification can potentially overcome these short term losses.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
How to Use Dividend ETFs for Income or Reinvesting July 16, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Looking to target income in a portfolio, but you'd also like to participate in any growth potential and aim for diversification? You might consider dividend ETFs. Here's why.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Market Volatility: Can Robo-Advisors Help Avoid Emotional Trading? April 29, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Trading with your emotions during times of market volatility? Explore whether a robo-advisor may be able to help.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
Freelance Economy: How to Prepare for Financial Uncertainty April 17, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Freelance work can offer advantages like flexibility, but it also comes with more financial risk and uncertainty. Consider tax-advantaged retirement accounts to help combat some of the financial negatives of freelancing.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
How to Use Benchmarks to Measure Portfolio Performance April 2, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Investors can use benchmarks to help gauge how their portfolios are performing. Find an appropriate benchmark to compare to your portfolio and keep your investing goals in mind.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
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