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Which sites to use for financial news and watchlist tracking

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There are so many good investment/news websites out there. I'm looking for something where:
- I can create my watchlists and see news, analyst ratings, etc.
- General high quality news on general stuff but also on individual stocks

Candidates:
Seeking Alpha
Marketwatch
Yahoo Finance
MSN Money
Robinhood
Bloomberg
Financial Times

Which one do you recommend/why do you like it/any others?
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I use yahoo finance, but I don't spend a lot of time looking or to tinkering (more of the set it and forget it type) so no idea if there are better tools.
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Talking heads on TV and analysts on financial websites are actually the most clueless
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The individual stock page on finviz.com has some interesting info.
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General financial news: bloomberg. decent journalism/reporting. not clickbaity and not alarmist. (FT has some good investigative reporting but I just don't like the aesthetics)

Dead quick web-based ticker list: yahoo finance (only because google deprecated theirs)

Screeners and tools: actual platform of brokerages

Analyst ratings: useless.

Msn/cnbc/etc: really trashy stuff
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I don't really use a watchlist, though if I did there is one at Vanguard.

For general financial info I sometimes have Fox Business or Bloomberg on my TV, muted for the most part, just to see what might be going on. When I wake up in the morning I turn on Bloomberg to see what the futures look like.

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bawaso wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:41 pm There are so many good investment/news websites out there. I'm looking for something where:
Which one do you recommend/why do you like it/any others?
I know of exactly zero "good" investment news sites.

An investment website I enjoy is BH... and links found therein. :beer
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I read the WSJ and if I happen to see something about the markets then I guess that qualifies. Other than that, just what I happen to see at Fidelity. I do not go searching for any market related news.
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Read the Wall Street Journal- good financial news, covers the FED etc, some politics and world news. Plus company list on page B2 if interested in a specific company, bank or person.
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bawaso wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:41 pm There are so many good investment/news websites out there. I'm looking for something where:
- I can create my watchlists and see news, analyst ratings, etc.
- General high quality news on general stuff but also on individual stocks

Candidates:
Seeking Alpha
Marketwatch
Yahoo Finance
MSN Money
Robinhood
Bloomberg
Financial Times

Which one do you recommend/why do you like it/any others?
I highly recommend Bogleheads.org.
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I also enjoy reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets
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Not for news, for general investment/learning:
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I pretty much have Bloomberg on in the background most days. Not nearly as much hype like I've seen on places like cnbc. Plus it's free to stream from my etrade account and they don't show the commercials which I like a lot.
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I look at the CNN Page that shows a couple of international indexes anf SPP 500/NASDAQ.
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ruralavalon wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:59 pm Bogleheads
Morningstar
Wall Street Journal
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Three excellent choices.
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I've been spending about 5-10 minutes a day on Trading Economics. The front page (on desktop browser) has very basic headlines. If you click the headline it will show a graph that essentially is a visual of the headline.
They really are geared towards sharing data than info/opinion. I like it.


Another one I go to every now and then is realclearmarkets. Its an aggregator of news/opinions/analysis. Cool to see it all on one page.
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bawaso wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:41 pm There are so many good investment/news websites out there. I'm looking for something where:
- I can create my watchlists and see news, analyst ratings, etc.
- General high quality news on general stuff but also on individual stocks

Candidates:
Seeking Alpha
Marketwatch
Yahoo Finance
MSN Money
Robinhood
Bloomberg
Financial Times

Which one do you recommend/why do you like it/any others?
Of those, the only one I have a bookmark for is Yahoo. It is actually a terrible website other than it shows real-time quotes for the tickers I track. One has to put up with TONS of "news" and "advice" flashing for attention but I have trained my eyes and mind block that all out. If anyone can recommend a replacement for Yahoo I'd be happy to check it out!

Since I have an S&P500 fund I like to see the S&P500 index quote along with my fund quotes. Yahoo always reports prices for my funds before Vanguard gets around to posting them.
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1 vote for Yahoo Finance. I like their phone app.
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I figured I'd check out Bloomberg but I can't seem to enter a watch list. (I am registered and signed in.) Every time I type something in I am sent back to an empty watch list. I think I hit enter when I shouldn't but can't break the habit! I'll come back to it. In any case it seems to want to track lots and has a bunch of other data I don't care about. Too cluttered and all that complexity makes it clumsy to use.

I'm sticking with Yahoo until I hear about something better.
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Wall Street Journal
Bloomberg Business Week
Bogleheads
Yahoo Finance - phone app

The first two are my primary sources for business and economic news. Bogleheads for investment information and other interesting topics. Yahoo Finance app on phone to check daily market activity.

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bawaso wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:41 pm There are so many good investment/news websites out there. I'm looking for something where:
- I can create my watchlists and see news, analyst ratings, etc.
- General high quality news on general stuff but also on individual stocks
Why, are you a timer? Your request suggests you do not follow Boglehead principles or use index funds. If you do want to be a Boglehead, then those things you mention aren't wanted.
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The Vanguard app gives market details, like the S&P 500 index and many other indices.

I don't use the app for market information because intra-day market statistics mean nothing to me, and history doesn't predict the future.
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investing . com
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I listen to podcasts and bloomberg
i watch TDA network in the morning and then before i go to bed i watch about 10-15 minutes of bloomberg daybreak middle east lol

websites:

reddit/wallstreet bets - some dudes bragging but its always got up to date news on stocks
marketwatch - basically seems like a permabear type of site but is ok.
morning star to look at charts.
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pkcrafter wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:22 am
bawaso wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:41 pm There are so many good investment/news websites out there. I'm looking for something where:
- I can create my watchlists and see news, analyst ratings, etc.
- General high quality news on general stuff but also on individual stocks
Why, are you a timer? Your request suggests you do not follow Boglehead principles or use index funds. If you do want to be a Boglehead, then those things you mention aren't wanted.
Perhaps he has an account that has some investments in individual stocks, just like some long-term posters here at BH, myself included.

I'm pretty sure Mr Bogle had room for those who might dabble in individual stocks.

Aren't all investors welcome here?

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jackb1117 wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:54 pm I use yahoo finance, but I don't spend a lot of time looking or to tinkering (more of the set it and forget it type) so no idea if there are better tools.
I use Yahoo Finance as well. You can set it up online and then use the App for ease of use.
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Broken Man 1999 wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:30 pm
pkcrafter wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:22 am
bawaso wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:41 pm There are so many good investment/news websites out there. I'm looking for something where:
- I can create my watchlists and see news, analyst ratings, etc.
- General high quality news on general stuff but also on individual stocks
Why, are you a timer? Your request suggests you do not follow Boglehead principles or use index funds. If you do want to be a Boglehead, then those things you mention aren't wanted.
Perhaps he has an account that has some investments in individual stocks, just like some long-term posters here at BH, myself included.

I'm pretty sure Mr Bogle had room for those who might dabble in individual stocks.

Aren't all investors welcome here?

Broken Man 1999
Yes, all investors are welcome, but the OP needs to decide what investing strategy he wants to use.
There are so many good investment/news websites out there. I'm looking for something where:
- I can create my watchlists and see news, analyst ratings, etc.
- General high quality news on general stuff but also on individual stocks
This is not Boglehead investing strategy, so I hope the OP will hang around and see how and why Bogleheads invest the way they do.

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Morningstar does a nice job aggregating news stories in accord with the watchlist portfolios of a user
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I was channel surfing and found tdameritradenetwork.com try it .
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