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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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
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
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