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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