Sam Taube writes about investing for NerdWallet. He has covered investing and financial news since earning his economics degree from the University of Maryland in 2016. Sam has previously written for Investopedia, Benzinga, Seeking Alpha, Wealth Daily and Investment U, and has worked as an editor for Investment U, Wealth Daily and Haven Investment Letter. He is based in Brooklyn, New York.
- Education: B.A. in economics from University of Maryland
- Previous experience: Investopedia, Benzinga, Seeking Alpha, Wealth Daily, Investment U
The latest from Sam
What Will Happen to the Federal Funds Rate In March?
The Federal Reserve will meet Tuesday and Wednesday to determine the new level of the federal funds rate. Here's what economists say it could mean for markets and the economy.
9 Best-Performing Health Care Stocks: March 2023
Health care spending accounts for nearly one-fifth of the U.S. economy. Here’s what you need to know about health care stocks.
After SVB Collapse, Are Bank Stocks a Buy or a Liability?
A bank run at Silicon Valley Bank has shaken the financial system. Here’s what experts say about the crisis — and what it could mean for bank stocks going forward.
Stock Buybacks: A Good Signal or a Waste of Money?
President Biden proposed raising the stock buyback tax in the 2023 State of the Union address. Here’s what economists have to say about stock buybacks.
10 Best-Performing Biotech Stocks: March 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of biotechnology. Here’s what you need to know about investing in biotech stocks.
ChatGPT Won’t Replace Financial Advisors Yet. Here’s Why
Could financial advisors eventually be replaced by artificial intelligence such as ChatGPT? Here’s what an advisor, an AI engineer and ChatGPT itself say.
What to Expect From the First FOMC Meeting of 2023
The Federal Open Market Committee will meet Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Here's what economists and advisors say to expect from the first FOMC meeting of the year.
7 Best-Performing Bank Stocks: March 2023
Rising rates make bank stocks more interesting to investors. Here’s a list of the best bank stocks by one-year performance, and the pros and cons of investing.
What Is a Stock’s Beta?
A stock’s beta is a measure of how volatile that stock is compared with the market. Here’s how to calculate it, how to use it and what it’s good for.
Call vs. Put: What’s the Difference?
The call vs. put distinction can be confusing to options-trading beginners. Here’s what you need to know about the difference between puts and calls.
What You Need to Know About the New Robinhood IRA
Robinhood is launching retirement accounts with matched contributions — but are they right for you? Here are the details on the new Robinhood IRA.
Looking for Stock Bargains? Consider Value Investing
Value investing is a strategy based on buying stocks at bargain prices. Could rising interest rates give value investors an advantage?
What Are Covered Calls, and Are They Right for You?
Selling covered calls is an options trading technique that can generate income from your stock holdings. Here’s what to consider before trying it yourself.