Rebecca McClay
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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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Alibaba Q1 Earnings Come Amid Ongoing U.S.-China Tensions August 14, 2019 10:38 AM   |  

Chinese online retailer Alibaba (BABA) is scheduled to report earnings as U.S.-China trade tensions show few signs of abating, despite a recent softening of some of the upcoming tariffs.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
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
July Brought Calm Markets Amid a Flurry of Earnings July 31, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

July’s stock market saw low volatility as earnings season charged forward with generally better-than-expected results. Investors seemed to hold out hope for a rate cut from the Fed, which likely gave another boost to July sentiment as major indices tapped fresh record highs.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
What to Watch in August: Retail Earnings, IPOs, Fed Moves July 30, 2019 12:11 PM   |  

Next month, investors can keep an eye on any changes in the Fed tone regarding interest rates as well as earnings and the U.S.-China tariff situation.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
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
Retirees: Is Your Investing Plan Built for Market Volatility? March 14, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Temporarily protect your retirement against volatility risk. Here are some retirement- planning strategies.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Management
The Dividend Dilemma: Should You Reinvest or Take the Cash? February 13, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Dividend reinvesting can be a powerful compounding tool, but you might consider taking the income for other purposes.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
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