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 Does the S&P 500 Bear Market Mean for You?
As of market close Monday, June 13, the S&P 500 has officially entered a bear market. What does this mean for you? That depends on what kind of stock market investor you are.
How to Buy Ford Stock (F)
Our guide to buying Ford stock includes suggestions for researching Ford’s dividend, allocation and order types.
15 Best-Performing EV Stocks for June 2023
Whether you’re an environmentalist, a growth opportunist or a meme stock aficionado, electric vehicle stocks may seem like an enticing addition to your investment portfolio.
Bullish vs. Bearish: A Beginner’s Guide to These Stock Market Terms
Markets cycle through periods of growth and decline. Optimism characterizes bullish people, markets and actions, while pessimism characterizes bearishness.
What is a Reverse Stock Split?
Reverse stock splits are often seen as a sign of trouble at a company. What are they, and why are they concerning?
Wefunder Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
Wefunder provides an easy way for nonaccredited investors with limited capital to invest in the early-stage startups they’re passionate about. But it’s not without substantial risk.
Should I Buy Stocks Now Amid Such Uncertainty?
Global economic uncertainty does not necessarily mean investors should be sitting out of the market.
How to Use PE Ratio in Your Investing Strategy
PE ratio compares a company’s stock price with its earnings per share and helps determine if it is fairly priced.
Looking for Recession-Proof Stocks? Find the Outperformers
Start with companies that tend to perform better than others in a downturn, and use that information to build a diversified portfolio.
What to Invest in During a Recession: 4 Ideas
There’s no such thing as a “recession-proof” investment, but some types of stocks, funds and strategies could help your portfolio better weather an economic downturn.
J.P. Morgan Self-Directed Investing Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
J.P. Morgan Self-Directed Investing charges no commissions and offers a highly integrated app, which makes it a solid choice for individuals who want to trade their own investments — especially existing Chase customers.
How To Invest in Stocks
Learn how to invest in stocks, including how to select a brokerage account and research stock market investments.
What Are Blue-Chip Stocks?
A blue-chip stock is a stock that comes from a well-known, established company. Blue-chip stocks have a strong history of performance and often pay dividends.