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
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 Is a Covered Call in Options Trading?
Selling covered calls is an options trading technique that can generate income from your stock holdings.
What Is a FAANG Stock? FAANG, FAAMG and MAMAA Explained
FANG stocks, FAANG stocks, FAAMG stocks and MAMAA stocks: These groups of big tech firms surged in the 2010s but have been volatile in the 2020s.
Musk-Twitter Deal: What Happens When a Company Goes Private?
Elon Musk is expected to take ownership of Twitter on Friday. Here’s what happens when a company goes private — and what could be next for the social media platform.
How to Find the Best Stocks for Inflation
There are no inflation-proof stocks, but some respond better to it than others. How does inflation affect stocks, and what are the best stocks for inflation?
What to Expect From the Federal Reserve Interest Rate Decision
The Fed's next rate decision is due by Sept. 21. Here’s what financial experts say it could mean for markets and investors.
What Is a Single-Stock ETF, and Why Are Advisors Wary?
A single-stock exchange-traded fund lets traders place leveraged bets on an individual stock. Here’s how they work and what some advisors say about them.
What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for Green Energy and EV Stocks
The Inflation Reduction Act represents the largest climate investment in U.S. history. Here’s what it could mean for green energy stocks and electric vehicle stocks.
What Is a Custodial Account? UGMAs, UTMAs and More
We’re breaking down some of the most powerful tools available for intergenerational wealth transfers: custodial accounts.
The Top 7 Dividend Aristocrats by Yield: June 2023
Dividend aristocrats are stocks that raise their dividends every year. Here’s an overview of how to invest in them.
How to Get PrEP With or Without Insurance
Here’s what health care experts say about how to get PrEP for HIV prevention, with or without insurance.