S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut

Melissa Brock, Associate Editor & Contributing Author at MarketBeat

Melissa Brock

About Melissa Brock

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Associate Editor & Contributing Author

Contributing Author

Experience

Melissa Brock worked as an associate editor & contributing writer for MarketBeat from 2021 to 2024.

She currently works as a full-time freelance writer and financial editor covering higher education, investing, personal finance, mortgages, college savings, insurance, and more. 

Areas of Expertise

Dividend Stocks, Retirement

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Central College, Pella, Iowa

Past Experience

Melissa graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts in communication studies with minors in psychology and Spanish from Central College. She's a longtime member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC). While working in college admission, Melissa Brock pursued a freelance writing and editing career. 

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Latest Articles by Melissa Brock

Heatmap in Trading: How to Learn What Market Depth Hides
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Heatmap in Trading: How to Learn What Market Depth Hides

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The heatmap determines liquidity is in the market and how liquidity providers behave. Learn how to find out about actual orders in the market are made.

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Stock Market Sectors: What Are They and How Many Are There? 
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Stock Market Sectors: What Are They and How Many Are There? 

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What is a stock market sector? Read through our guide of the 11 various stock market sectors and a few options for how to invest in them.

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How to Invest in Small Cap Stocks 
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How to Invest in Small Cap Stocks 

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Wondering how to invest in small cap stocks? Let MarketBeat help you better understand the definition of small-cap stocks and how to invest.

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Insider Selling Explained: Can it Inform Your Investing Choices?

Melissa Brock

Can monitoring insider selling help you invest? Let's walk through some things you may need to know about insider selling.

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Is General Mills the Right Approach for Dividend Investors?

Melissa Brock

Thinking of consumer staples? You may want to consider General Mills Inc. for the long term. Let's take a look at why you might want to consider it.

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Insider Buying Explained: What Investors Need to Know
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Insider Buying Explained: What Investors Need to Know

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What is insider buying? Take a look at some insider buying factors that can help you decide whether to act on a CEO's, COO's or CFO's actions.

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Does the Post-Pandemic Company Clorox Company Offer Opportunity?
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Does the Post-Pandemic Company Clorox Company Offer Opportunity?

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Think Clorox is on the downhill slide after the pandemic? Let's find out, going through the pros and cons of investing in the stock.

NYSE:CLXNYSE:CHD
Read Does the Post-Pandemic Company Clorox Company Offer Opportunity?
Want to Profit on the Downtrend? Downtrends, Explained.
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Want to Profit on the Downtrend? Downtrends, Explained.

Melissa Brock

Think you can benefit from stock downtrends? You can! Learn the different methods of doing so in this comprehensive article.

NYSE:CANONASDAQ:KNBENASDAQ:SAVA
Read Want to Profit on the Downtrend? Downtrends, Explained.
Is W.W. Grainger Inc. a Solid Income Dividend King?
September 21, 2022 11:00 PM ET

Is W.W. Grainger Inc. a Solid Income Dividend King?

Melissa Brock

Looking for a worthy Dividend King among the aristocracy? Take a look at W.W. Grainger. Will it add a worthy boost to your portfolio?

NYSE:GWW
Read Is W.W. Grainger Inc. a Solid Income Dividend King?
Should You Purchase Dividend-Paying Costco Wholesale Corporation?
September 20, 2022 11:00 PM ET

Should You Purchase Dividend-Paying Costco Wholesale Corporation?

Melissa Brock

Costco may seem like a no-brainer investment due to its long-term success, but is it right for you? Let's take a look at this popular membership-based company.

NASDAQ:COSTNYSE:WMTNYSE:TGT
Read Should You Purchase Dividend-Paying Costco Wholesale Corporation?
Is Dividend King Hormel Foods Corporation a Worthy Investment?
September 19, 2022 11:00 AM ET

Is Dividend King Hormel Foods Corporation a Worthy Investment?

Melissa Brock

Looking for a Dividend King? Let's go over the pros and cons of investing in one such member of the royal family — Hormel Foods Corporation.

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Read Is Dividend King Hormel Foods Corporation a Worthy Investment?
Colgate-Palmolive Dividend
September 15, 2022 11:00 PM ET

Colgate-Palmolive Company: Is it the Dividend King for You?

Melissa Brock

Ready to sink your cash into a Dividend King stock? Let's take a look at the pros and cons of the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Read Colgate-Palmolive Company: Is it the Dividend King for You?

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Is it Time to Take Profits in Financial Stocks?

Ryan Hasson

As the financial sector reaches a pivotal point after six months of strong growth, investors may question if now is the right time to cash in on profits.

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Growing Twice as Fast as Tesla, XPeng is a Buy

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This Sector Ready to Outshine Key Rival, Says New Report

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Consumer discretionary stocks are likely to outpace consumer staples, says Bank of America. Consumers' resilience and greater automation are driving growth.

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Are We in a Bear Market? Here are the Signs

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Are we in a bear market? We’ll help you better understand the reasons why (or why not) it's worth it to worry about bear markets.

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Jabil Stock Implodes: Market Manufactures Entry for New Money

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This Company Leads the Charge in the Electric Vehicle Revolution

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Flutter Receives Major Upgrades: Investor Interest Skyrockets

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