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
Interactive Brokers Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
Interactive Brokers attracts active traders with low per-share pricing, an advanced trading platform, a large selection of tradable securities — including foreign stocks — and ridiculously low margin rates. Its new offering, IBKR Lite, offers commission-free trades of stocks and ETFs.
Merrill Edge Self-Directed Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
Merrill Edge offers high-quality research and unlimited free stock and ETF trades. Plus, Merrill clients have access to customer support at Bank of America locations.
What Is a Broker?
A broker buys and sell stocks on behalf of investors. Many investors opt to open an account with an online broker, which may charge lower fees. Learn more about brokers and whether you need one.
5 Best-Performing Marijuana Stocks for June 2023
Marijuana stocks may seem a tempting investment, but make sure you're aware of the associated risks before diving into this burgeoning market.
Different Types of Stocks You Should Know
The main types of stock are common and preferred. Stocks are also categorized by company size, industry, geographic location and style. Here's what you should know about the different types of stock.
TD Ameritrade Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
TD Ameritrade is tough to beat with its $0 minimum, free tools and research and multiple trading platforms aimed at both beginner and advanced traders.
Robinhood Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
Robinhood will appeal to investors looking to cut costs. But customer support is lacking, and the broker has run afoul of regulators.
Should You Buy the Dip?
Market volatility can mean bargain prices for investors, but there’s more to buying the dip than just buying low.
Why Your Kid Needs a Custodial Roth IRA, and How To Set It Up
Roth IRAs for kids are a great retirement tool, because children have decades for their contributions to grow tax-free, and contributions can be withdrawn tax- and penalty-free at any time.
9 High-Dividend Stocks for June 2023 and How to Invest in Them
Dividend stocks can be a great choice for investors looking for passive income. View our list of high-dividend stocks, and learn how to invest in them.
Shorting a Stock: What to Know About Short Selling
Short selling is an investment strategy that lets you profit from falling stock prices, but it’s not for everyone.
What Is the Stock Market and How Does It Work?
The stock market is where investors connect to buy and sell investments — most commonly, stocks, which are shares of ownership in a public company.
Put Options: What They Are and How They Work
Depending on how you think a stock might move, put options can help you make money if your view comes true.