Brandy Betz is a data journalist who has turned an analytical eye towards the stock market for most of her adult life. She spent nearly three years as a writer for The Motley Fool, preceded by a stint at InvestorPlace, and has guest posted at NerdWallet. Her work has earned citations or sidebar links from a variety of publications including The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Columbus Dispatch. In addition, her Fool articles were syndicated to several sites including Yahoo, CNN, and DailyFinance. Industry focuses include healthcare, retail, tech, and long-hold ETFs.