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Best source for investment news?

Post by MotoTrojan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:47 pm

Any recommendations for where to gain diverse knowledge? I've read many of the recommended books, and peek this forum daily, but am starting to plateau as many of the same questions/themes are discussed. I am not looking to get into individual stock trading, but do enjoy the knowledge gained from reading peoples long/short recommendations, market analysis with regards to geopolitics, etc... I skim Seeking Alpha & MarketWatch occasionally.... any other good/better online or paper sources for casual knowledge growth?

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Post by alex_686 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:53 pm

The magazine "The Economist" has a "Economics and Finance" section. It focus on macro economic trends and the latest news on investment theory. This section is separate from its business section. All of their content is available online and as a podcast behind a paywall. I have a high regard for The Economist as a general interest magazine.

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Post by David Jay » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:16 pm

Most "investment news" is worse than useless. There is a reason why it is often called "investment porn", it is a temptation to try alternate investment products.
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Post by livesoft » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:29 pm

@MotoTrojan, Can you give us a link to an example of the kind of investment news you are looking for?
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Post by MotoTrojan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:47 pm

livesoft wrote:@MotoTrojan, Can you give us a link to an example of the kind of investment news you are looking for?
Don't have great examples as my current sources are obviously not fulfilling me :). I understand a lot of the stuff out there is filler material, and will not be basing philosophy decisions on what I read, but I think exposure to "analysis" recommending long/short positions on individual stocks could increase my Equity-IQ. Also interested in more macro-economical news/opinion pieces on global/domestic pieces, with a bit deeper interpretation of current events and their long/short-term impact on the market.
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Post by Phineas J. Whoopee » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:25 pm

Perhaps in keeping with the idea to stay simple, I prefer economic news to investing news, and I prefer Reuters for breaking economic news, which I use to inform my search for deeper analysis and diverging viewpoints. Days to months after it done been broke is a good time to find that sort of thing.

Reading economic news and analysis doesn't cause me to change my portfolio. I'm nonetheless interested.

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Post by Beliavsky » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:38 pm

I recommend the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and the free Bloomberg site (the terminal is expensive). The great investors, such as Warren Buffett, read many corporate annual reports.

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Post by lws6772 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:45 pm

I like reading(for free) Money magazine and have found some useful tidbits over the years.
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Post by nisiprius » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:53 pm

I occasionally read investment books. To me, investment "news" is a contradiction in terms, because nothing about investing (as opposed to speculating) needs to be followed on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. The most recent investment book I've purchased, in terms of publication date, is Your Complete Guide to Factor-Based Investing by Andrew Berkin and Larry Swedroe, not because I plan to follow factor-based investing myself--I don't--but because Larry used to post frequently in this forum and because this seemed to be a good, level-headed overview of factors as they are understood today (which to me is uncomfortably different from factors as they were understood ten years ago).

The most recent book I've purchased, in terms of purchase date, is The Intelligent Investor, by... how do describe it? Benjamin Graham, with extensive additional material by Jason Zweig, published 2006, containing the text of the 1973 5th edition by Graham. I'm not quite sure what to make of it except that I find it very interesting to read.
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Post by MotoTrojan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:59 pm

nisiprius wrote:I occasionally read investment books. To me, investment "news" is a contradiction in terms, because nothing about investing (as opposed to speculating) needs to be followed on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. The most recent investment book I've purchased, in terms of publication date, is Your Complete Guide to Factor-Based Investing by Andrew Berkin and Larry Swedroe, not because I plan to follow factor-based investing myself--I don't--but because Larry used to post frequently in this forum and because this seemed to be a good, level-headed overview of factors as they are understood today (which to me is uncomfortably different from factors as they were understood ten years ago).

The most recent book I've purchased, in terms of purchase date, is The Intelligent Investor, by... how do describe it? Benjamin Graham, with extensive additional material by Jason Zweig, published 2006, containing the text of the 1973 5th edition by Graham. I'm not quite sure what to make of it except that I find it very interesting to read.


Maybe I just need to do more research on other books...

I just completed Larry's Complete Guide to Factor-Based Investing; good read considering I opted to hold 20% Small-cap Value when setting up my first IPS. I have also read Random Walk, Common Sense on Mutual Funds, and Boglehead's Guide to Investing. These were all great reads, but overall seem to blur with each-other and are not very engaging (Random Walk was my favorite, that I was able to read cover-to-cover easily). I also bought The ETF Book, but haven't had an urge to pick it up (quick glance showed a list of available ETF sectors, meh).

I'll give Intelligent Investor some research and maybe add that to my collection.

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Re: Best source for investment news?

Post by livesoft » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:02 pm

I have looked at The Economist, but never found it particularly compelling.

If something is reasonably good and apolitical, then I think it will be linked at bogleheads.org.

If something is reasonably good and political, then I think it will be linked at allsides.com.

Sometimes bloomberg.com has something of interest.
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Post by patrick013 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:06 pm

Calculated Risk

Subscribe via email. Keeps marketing and shock journalism down
a bit. Not as mainstream as WSJ or Barron's but that's why I like it.
More general than portfolio items.
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Post by CurlyDave » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:13 pm

I like Investor's Business Daily more than the WSJ, but the I am more adventurous than many on this board.

The subscription seems expensive, but it is small compared to any management fee.

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Post by TravelGeek » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:15 pm

lws6772 wrote:I like reading(for free) Money magazine and have found some useful tidbits over the years.
Pretty sure I found out about John Bogle and Vanguard from Money magazine a couple of decades ago. So yes, here are some "useful tidbits" in there and I still occasionally read it (I like taking a couple of paper mags on airplane trips). Also helps me keep some of my airline/hotel accounts alive when I redeem a few miles for a subscription.

I sometimes pick up a copy of the Economist in airline or hotel lounges. Find it interesting, but I don't have the time to read it on a regular basis, otherwise I would use airline miles to get a subscription ;)

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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:22 pm

Two sources - mutual fund houses - Fidelity, Vanguard, Franklin Templeton, Oakmark, Pimco. Read their actively managed funds annual and semi-annual reports, you will usually find the manager of the fund highlights their picks and pans. While it may not be particularly timely it does provide an insight as to how the fund is managed. For more timely data, there is no better investment porn than that of Barrons. Don't bother with CNBC, there they are like the TMZ of the financial world. All excitement and really lacking on the insight part.
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Post by NYCguy » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:26 pm

Bloomberg news is outstanding and free.
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Bloomberg news is outstanding and free.
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Post by blueblock » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:31 pm

Speaking of The Economist, I appreciate their free Global Forecasting Service monthly reports. They provide an economic view "from 35,000 feet," so to speak, which for me is a good way to stay informed while avoiding the porn.

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Re: Best source for investment news?

Post by MotoTrojan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:38 pm

Grt2bOutdoors wrote:Two sources - mutual fund houses - Fidelity, Vanguard, Franklin Templeton, Oakmark, Pimco. Read their actively managed funds annual and semi-annual reports, you will usually find the manager of the fund highlights their picks and pans. While it may not be particularly timely it does provide an insight as to how the fund is managed. For more timely data, there is no better investment porn than that of Barrons. Don't bother with CNBC, there they are like the TMZ of the financial world. All excitement and really lacking on the insight part.
Used CNBC as my daily ticker checking source in iPhone, along with news. Found out the above myself very quickly!

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Post by Artisan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:31 pm

IF I work my way through Taylor's Gems, I will be looking for other sources of investment information :)

Most of what is out there in the wild world is hype and a waste of time.

Livesoft linked a safe withdrawal rate series from earlyretirementnow.com which has been interesting.

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Post by The Wizard » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:34 pm

Artisan wrote:IF I work my way through Taylor's Gems, I will be looking for other sources of investment information :)

Most of what is out there in the wild world is hype and a waste of time.

Livesoft linked a safe withdrawal rate series from earlyretirementnow.com which has been interesting.
A lot of those good gems are books, not news.
News is so something different today that wasn't known yesterday...
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Re: Best source for investment news?

Post by MotoTrojan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:38 pm

A book can't tell me why to invest in Amazon over Home Depot, today. That kind of analysis interests me as much as historical insight. Guess that's where this question came from.

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Post by The Wizard » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:54 pm

MotoTrojan wrote:A book can't tell me why to invest in Amazon over Home Depot, today. That kind of analysis interests me as much as historical insight. Guess that's where this question came from.
I like CNBC.
I don't invest in individual stocks and am skeptical about what I read or see on TV.
Nonetheless...
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Post by NYCguy » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:12 pm

The Wizard wrote:
MotoTrojan wrote:A book can't tell me why to invest in Amazon over Home Depot, today. That kind of analysis interests me as much as historical insight. Guess that's where this question came from.
I like CNBC.
I don't invest in individual stocks and am skeptical about what I read or see on TV.
Nonetheless...
CNBC = financial porn. No judgements.
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Post by The Wizard » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:15 pm

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CNBC = financial porn. No judgements.
No judgements, excellent...
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Post by gkaplan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:24 pm

The best source for investment news is this forum.
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Post by ccieemeritus » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:06 pm

The Wall Street Journal.

In fact I believe an article in the WSJ is how I learned about the Bogleheads forum.

That said, the WSJ is expensive. But it's just one of the things I choose to spend money on. My normal routine (going back almost 30 years) is to read it during breakfast and lunch.

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MotoTrojan wrote: I've read many of the recommended books, and peek this forum daily, but am starting to plateau as many of the same questions/themes are discussed.
MotoTrojan wrote:A book can't tell me why to invest in Amazon over Home Depot, today. That kind of analysis interests me as much as historical insight. Guess that's where this question came from.
You want news that helps chose which stocks to buy?

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Post by MotoTrojan » Mon May 01, 2017 6:03 am

lazyday wrote:
MotoTrojan wrote: I've read many of the recommended books, and peek this forum daily, but am starting to plateau as many of the same questions/themes are discussed.
MotoTrojan wrote:A book can't tell me why to invest in Amazon over Home Depot, today. That kind of analysis interests me as much as historical insight. Guess that's where this question came from.
You want news that helps chose which stocks to buy?
MotoTrojan wrote: Don't have great examples as my current sources are obviously not fulfilling me :). I understand a lot of the stuff out there is filler material, and will not be basing philosophy decisions on what I read, but I think exposure to "analysis" recommending long/short positions on individual stocks could increase my Equity-IQ. Also interested in more macro-economical news/opinion pieces on global/domestic pieces, with a bit deeper interpretation of current events and their long/short-term impact on the market.
I do not intend to buy single stocks nor let this reading impact my investment philosophy, but I still feel information (with a good filter/understanding much of it is BS) could increase my investment literacy.

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Post by nisiprius » Mon May 01, 2017 6:27 am

lazyday wrote:
MotoTrojan wrote:A book can't tell me why to invest in Amazon over Home Depot, today. That kind of analysis interests me as much as historical insight. Guess that's where this question came from.
You want news that helps chose which stocks to buy?
Yes, Moto, your phrasing is unfortunate and invites a reaction like lazyday's.

I do occasionally read books or long articles about specific companies and their business histories. Once again, though I don't usually see the need to follow them in the news, although if a company is actually in a crisis it is sometimes interesting to follow them day by day. Among other things, books about current companies that are not in crisis tend to be shallow puff pieces, or self-congratulatory "as-told-to's" by the CEO.

The best and most insightful histories (of anything!) get written well after the fact.

If you want an interesting comparison, first read Lessons, "by" An Wang "with Eugene Linden," published in 1998--if you can get through it! Then read Riding the Runaway Horse: The Rise and Decline of Wang Laboratories Hardcover, by Charles C. Kenney, published in 1992, two years after An Wang's death.

I was quite interested in No Hands: The Rise and Fall of the Schwinn Bicycle Company, an American Institution, by Judith Crown and Glenn Coleman, which I read in 2011. (It was published in 1996). My interest had nothing to do with Schwinn stock--it couldn't have, since Schwinn was always privately held. Younger people probably cannot appreciate the degree to which Schwinn dominated the U.S. bicycle market in the 1950s and 1960s.

Similarly... I honestly can't remember if I actually read it, skimmed it, or just read about it... The Innovator's Dilemma, by Clayton Christensen, published in 1997, is worthwhile. The pattern, once Christensen pointed it out, seems obvious and occurs over and over and over again in technology firms. He pointed in particular to the disk drive industry. The pattern is that established companies cater to their best customers. This makes it almost impossible for them to adapt to new, "disruptive" technologies, because what their customers need and want is the continued incremental evolution of the old technology. In its early stages, the new technology, from the point of view of existing customers, is a joke, a toy that can't meet their needs and is of no real interest. So the engineers who love the new technology are almost forced to start their own company and find some weird little niche market that needs a tiny, slow, low-capacity, high-cost-per-megabyte disk drive. (iPods, not mainframes!) Once established, the new technology improves quickly and in an amazingly short time grows up, becomes competitive with, and wipes out the old technology.

That kind of stuff.
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Re: Best source for investment news?

Post by lazyday » Mon May 01, 2017 6:58 am

I sometimes read shareholder letters, which can be found online.

For example Berkshire Hathaway for Warren Buffett's letters. You can go back and read many years worth.

I used to read Marty Whitman's letters, but don't know if he still writes Third Avenue's letters.

If you follow a few active fund managers, you can sometimes read their reasoning for why they hold what they do in the fund. Or what they don't hold. I remember Ralph Wanger writing in detail about how overvalued Amazon was, by comparing it to Borders bookstore.

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Post by zuma » Mon May 01, 2017 6:59 am

Phineas J. Whoopee wrote:Perhaps in keeping with the idea to stay simple, I prefer economic news to investing news, and I prefer Reuters for breaking economic news, which I use to inform my search for deeper analysis and diverging viewpoints. Days to months after it done been broke is a good time to find that sort of thing.

Reading economic news and analysis doesn't cause me to change my portfolio. I'm nonetheless interested.

PJW
This is where I stand as well.

I check http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets regularly for high-level market news. They have a nice free iPhone app as well.

Of course, you shouldn't be looking at a news site for investing advice, but it sounds like the OP understands that.

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Post by FBN2014 » Mon May 01, 2017 9:01 am

Artisan wrote:IF I work my way through Taylor's Gems, I will be looking for other sources of investment information :)

Most of what is out there in the wild world is hype and a waste of time.

Livesoft linked a safe withdrawal rate series from earlyretirementnow.com which has been interesting.
Do you have a link for that series?

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Post by alex_686 » Mon May 01, 2017 2:18 pm

MotoTrojan wrote:I do not intend to buy single stocks nor let this reading impact my investment philosophy, but I still feel information (with a good filter/understanding much of it is BS) could increase my investment literacy.
So let me tell you what reading the Economist has taught me.

Yields of the 10 Year Treasuries are low, CAPE is very high. What does this mean? Expected inflation will be low, real returns from investing will be low. I have gradually adjusted my AA and goals to fit into those expectations.

The Fed is buying lots of stuff, mucking around with the yield curve. Passive investing assumes the market is efficient. Here we have a deliberate distortion. I now understand why Mr. Boggle has concerns with the Total Bond fund and the weighing of bonds by market capitalization. Another minor adjustment to my AA.

Investors are desperate for yield so lots of firms have been issuing "convent lite" junk bonds. A reminder not to chase yield. A another minor adjusted to the percentage of high yield debt I carry.

In short, it has lead me to a better understanding of the investment risks that I face.

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Post by McGilicutty » Mon May 01, 2017 2:35 pm

Go to sec.gov and read 10-Qs (quarterly reports) and 10-Ks (annual reports) for companies you are interested in. Totally free.

Personally, I subscribe to the Motley Fool investment newsletter at a rate of about $50/year ($156 over 3 years). You get two stock picks per month with analysis. You also get access to the premium fool message boards and access to archived information. I think it's a decent deal. I bought the service last month and have invested in one of their stocks so far.

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FBN2014 wrote:
Artisan wrote:Livesoft linked a safe withdrawal rate series from earlyretirementnow.com which has been interesting.
Do you have a link for that series?
Here's the link to The Ultimate Guide to Safe Withdrawal Rates – Part 1: Introduction. Links to the other parts (currently, 13 parts total) are at the top of that article.

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Post by MotoTrojan » Mon May 01, 2017 2:46 pm

McGilicutty wrote:Go to sec.gov and read 10-Qs (quarterly reports) and 10-Ks (annual reports) for companies you are interested in. Totally free.

Personally, I subscribe to the Motley Fool investment newsletter at a rate of about $50/year ($156 over 3 years). You get two stock picks per month with analysis. You also get access to the premium fool message boards and access to archived information. I think it's a decent deal. I bought the service last month and have invested in one of their stocks so far.
Sounds interesting.

As to the fed impact, I'm 100% equity until Oct 2022 (30th birthday) so no adjustment to be had there :).

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Post by iamlucky13 » Mon May 01, 2017 5:44 pm

The Wizard wrote:A lot of those good gems are books, not news.
News is so something different today that wasn't known yesterday...
A Boglehead purist might argue there is no such thing as investment "news."

I keep an eye on the business section of the local paper, and go digging for more elsewhere if a story raises my curiosity. For the small set of remaining individual stocks I have, I do a news search, as well as check 10Q/10K's if have questions.

Also, I just spent some of my airline miles to keep my account active on a subscription to Money magazine. The first two issues have been pretty much worthless - generic articles ranging from very basic financial management to dubious stock-picking advice, with lots of obnoxious filler verbiage.

What I've seen of Kiplinger's looks more promising, but it wasn't available. WSJ is available, and I should have just spent the extra miles on that subscription, except most of it would go to waste due to my limited time to read.

I've seen quite a few decent articles on Motley Fool and Marketwatch, but even more articles of questionable value on each.
MotoTrojan wrote:I still feel information (with a good filter/understanding much of it is BS) could increase my investment literacy.
True enough. Current events are often what prompts me to look up topics I didn't even know I didn't know about.

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Post by Stormbringer » Mon May 01, 2017 5:50 pm

MotoTrojan wrote:I skim Seeking Alpha & MarketWatch occasionally....
I find MarketWatch to be the financial equivalent of The Onion.
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Post by Stormbringer » Mon May 01, 2017 6:02 pm

MotoTrojan wrote:Any recommendations for where to gain diverse knowledge?
I highly recommend going to Berkshire Hathaway's web site and carefully reading and re-reading Buffett's commentary from each of the annual reports. There is a wealth of wisdom in there.
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Post by btenny » Mon May 01, 2017 6:47 pm

I highly recommend you read some more books about investing to understand a lot more about the market and different types of securities. Financial news on TV and the internet is just not very good IMO. I like the following list. IMO most of these are must reads for Financial Advisers and those that want to know investing.

Asset allocation by Roger Gibson. - Modern Portfolio Theory - Talks at length about different asset classes and how to mix them for good yield for different risk profiles.
https://www.amazon.com/Asset-Allocation ... 0071804188

All About Bonds and The Bond Book - See below. Read both. Not the ones I read back when but two good ones. Bonds I have found are really a lot more complicated than stocks and stock funds. And there are just so many varieties of bonds and bond funds and so many undisclosed details about bonds that it is just crazy. Most people think bonds are CDs. But instead bonds are complex investment contracts with lots of risk and lot of details and some limited rewards. And in the current government impacted markets they may contain more risk than any of us understand.

https://www.amazon.com/Bond-Book-Third- ... 007166470X
https://www.amazon.com/About-Bonds-Mutu ... B001L10ZZW

How Warren Buffett invests. I know he is a stock picker but he is a great one. So understanding his style and why he buys a company stock and how he focuses his investments to a few important stocks is important IMO.
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/warren- ... id=3x23997

Closed End Funds - These strange funds (both stock and bond versions are available) were the first mutual funds way back in the 1920s. Hundreds of them still exist. They offer a way to use leverage inside a mutual fund to increase returns. But they also contain lots of features and risks and things you need to know about if you going to be complete investor. Financial Advisers types love the bond versions of these because they offer impressive bond fund yields. But there is no free lunch as was demonstrated during the 2008 crisis when many investors had their funds locked up and unable to trade for months.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-end_fund
http://www.cfapubs.org/doi/full/10.2469/dig.v45.n11.4
https://www.ft.com/content/f9555ac0-bea ... b0e3d20eaf

This is a good starter list. Have fun reading it. And proceed cautiously.

Good Luck.

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Re: Best source for investment news?

Post by nedsaid » Mon May 01, 2017 7:03 pm

Makes me realize how much I miss Paul Kangas on Nightly Business Report and also Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser. I don't know, it seems that the quality of Journalism has declined everywhere.

I subscribe to The Economist and it is a pretty good magazine. It gives you a nice view of the world from outside the United States and has some excellent articles. Don't care for its political views but not bad for a magazine.

Haven't read The Wall Street Journal much in recent years or Barron's. Barron's was a good publication but I tired of its relentlessly bearish viewpoint, I called it Bearron's. I suppose those two publications are still among the best.

At my former workplace, our internal consultant had a subscription to Pension & Investments and I used to swipe his magazine temporarily to read.

I do like reading the Pragmatic Capitalism blog written by Cullen Roche.
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Re: Best source for investment news?

Post by daveydoo » Mon May 01, 2017 7:39 pm

Barron's -- when I can get it for $1 per week. I always let it lapse after ignoring the expensive renewals and I always (eventually) get the cheap offer. I like seeing on Sat AM what has happened in a nutshell (even including Friday's close), and what announcements are expected for the following week. I do not trade on those observations so I'm not entirely sure why I look forward to it. Politically, it's more agnostic than WSJ or NYT. And it has acres of unnecessary tables.

And I like the Kiplinger Tax Letter -- when I can get the discount (see Barron's above). I tend to let this one lapse, too, until the cheap renewal offer shows up (about a buck an issue). This is the single most helpful financial "thing" I read -- apart from BH. Lots is irrelevant for me and there is some redundancy issue to issue but it will lay out very clearly what the real-world tax implications are for a Presidential pronouncement (for example) well before any other venue I look at. And unlike BH, speculation on the fiscal implications of impending legislation is acceptable (gasp). It's four pages and very to-the-point and practical. Seemingly no political agenda -- just the facts. It's up to you to decide if the regulatory change is great or awful.
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Re: Best source for investment news?

Post by Tycoon » Mon May 01, 2017 7:52 pm

I figure any significant news will hit this board and get distilled. Consequently, I get my investment news here.
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Re: Best source for investment news?

Post by honduranhurricane » Mon May 01, 2017 8:00 pm

I tend to look at, in no particular order; cnbc, marketwatch, morningstar, barrons, financial times, kiplinger, bloomberg, seeking alpha.. among others. have to sort through the useless to get to the useful...

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Re: Best source for investment news?

Post by Longtermgrowth » Mon May 01, 2017 10:49 pm

I like some of the random videos and links throughout the day from yahoo finance. If you sign in on that page, you can make one or more watchlist of any tickers you want. I have two watchlists, one for domestic tickers and one for international tickers I keep an eye on.

I will also watch nightly business report on occasion, and don't mind getting a good laugh in watching some or even all of mad money. Can learn some things from mad money when he's talking about the market in general and what caused it to move that day. I'll usually fast forward through the long winded individual stock talk and CEO interviews.

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Re: Best source for investment news?

Post by MotoTrojan » Mon May 01, 2017 10:59 pm

Thanks all, amazing amount of feedback for a pretty boring question :). Found a few interesting articles just now actually on here, in the investing theory section. Maybe that is my problem; I generally look at the home page, which is dominated by the generic portfolio verifications, should I lump-sum, etc... questions.

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