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Financial Newspapers & Publications

Post by abuss368 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:32 pm

Hi Bgoleheads -

I am curious how many folks read or subscribe to various financial and investment newspapers and publications such as: The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Businessweek, Forbes, and so forth. Where do you get your financial "porn" from? Digital or print?

I ask this question from the context of keeping up to date with world and business news from individuals who are interested and not at all from actionable investment trends or ideas.

Thank you for your thoughts!
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Post by Marylander1 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:37 pm

The Economist. It tends to cover the longer term situation instead of just last week, dig deeper, and almost never run junk news like irrelevant trends or press releases.

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Post by GoldStar » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:44 pm

I'm too cheap to pay money for financial porn (or other porn types for that matter :)).
I have the Bloomberg app on my phone or check bloomberg.com - it hits the highlights.

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Post by Artsdoctor » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:52 pm

Certainly not the WSJ. Bogleheads.org is clearly the best resource available.

vanguard.com/research periodically has interesting white papers

Nerd's eye view at kitces.com is sometimes very helpful

Jonathan Clements' Humble Dollar is always good, but mostly for underscoring what we already know

retirementresearcher.com is Wade Pfau's blog which can be very good

And Morningstar has good columns not infrequently; Christine Benz is always a pleasure

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Post by livesoft » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:55 pm

The NY Times is very good with factual reporting on economics and business. OTOH, Fox News excels at outstanding opinion pieces.
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Post by 02nz » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:58 pm

The Financial Times, IMHO the best newspaper out there.

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Post by Cyclesafe » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:00 pm

I have been a subscriber to The Economist for many years. Lately I have been more environmental and subscribed only to the digital edition. Pricey, but something I very much look forward to every Thursday. Takes me a day or two to get through. Financial and political stuff, strong emphasis on US, UK (of course), and China. If one has no interest in international goings on, it might not be the best choice. I do enjoy the non-US perspective, however.

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Post by abuss368 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:51 pm

Artsdoctor wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:52 pm
vanguard.com/research periodically has interesting white papers
Hi Artsdoctor -

Vanguard publishes a lot of investment research such that it is hard to keep up with it all. Do you read all the research reports that they publish? In addition, do you save them electronically for future reference?
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Post by Kompass » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:09 pm

I subscribe to the economist in print. I believe it gives a broader perspective on both global and US trends. Cover to cover every week doesn’t leave time for the “porn”. :P
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Post by columbia » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:28 am

02nz wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:58 pm
The Financial Times, IMHO the best newspaper out there.
100% agree.

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Post by abner kravitz » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:46 am

I got Barron's a few years back with leftover airline miles. The subscription was for one year, but it just keeps coming. I'd be OK if it stopped. Some of the articles are interesting, but 2/3 of the paper is stock and fund quotes.

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Post by Sidney » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:00 am

02nz wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:58 pm
The Financial Times, IMHO the best newspaper out there.
I agree; but I read it for news, not investing/financial information.
I always wanted to be a procrastinator.

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Post by SGM » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:49 am

I often receive a day old unread copy of the WSJ from a buddy who gets it at work. No one knows the person who ordered the subscription originally and my buddy has no interest in it. At the library I occasionally look at the Kiplinger Retirement Report, Forbes, Barrons and the NY Times. Besides BHs I occasionally look at Morningstar and Real Clear Markets as well as Vanguard blogs. The Oblivious Investor and HumbleDollar often confirm what I have already been doing.


These sources are less important to me as most of my significant financial decisions have already been made.

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Post by Artsdoctor » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:27 am

abuss368 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:51 pm
Artsdoctor wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:52 pm
vanguard.com/research periodically has interesting white papers
Hi Artsdoctor -

Vanguard publishes a lot of investment research such that it is hard to keep up with it all. Do you read all the research reports that they publish? In addition, do you save them electronically for future reference?
I don't read everything, but I definitely read the ones that I find interesting. I don't need to save them because it will always be there on the website, and they're categorized in a very intelligent format.

https://investor.vanguard.com/investing ... t-research

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Post by bondsr4me » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:11 am

The first reading I do every morning and throughout the day is Apple News and Microsoft News.
I like it that they both give brief concise info on what's happening.

I read the free pdf version of the WSJ daily, but only the business/market stuff.
I also read/subscribe to Barrons ($48/yr).
When I have time, I also scan the NYT, but I don't subscribe to it.

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Post by abuss368 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:13 pm

I have been reading The Wall Street Journal and REIT Magazine (which I am questioning the need).
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Post by Pajamas » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:20 pm

I don't pay for any but I read many online. just learned from Bloomberg a few minutes ago that the Fed's bank stress test included a scenario with a 65% drop in stock values, for example.

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Post by triceratop » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:38 pm

I read WSJ (rarely, I find their coverage mostly disappointing compared to Bloomberg), NYT, Bloomberg, FT Alphaville, and generally anything that circulates on FinTwit. My favorite Financial publication is the daily newsletter Money Stuff, a production of Money Stuff Business Thing, LLC.

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Post by TimeRunner » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:42 pm

I enjoy reading the WSJ in the spa. The only trick is to fold in half lengthwise to reduce windage and keep it slightly elevated so the bottom of the section doesn't touch the water. :beer
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Post by 2015 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:37 pm

I've never had any interest in pornography, financial or otherwise. When it comes to any aspect of living life, I like the real thing. The real thing in investing, personal finance, and economics is to be found in books (and often in books outside those very fields). Much else, to quote Biggie Smalls, is just somebody "frontin'" (and after something).

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Post by abuss368 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:59 am

A lot of good information and thoughts.

Thanks again!
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Post by drk » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:32 pm

triceratop wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:38 pm
My favorite Financial publication is the daily newsletter Money Stuff, a production of Money Stuff Business Thing, LLC.
The only downside to my daily Money Stuff habit is that I've started to look for insider trading everywhere.

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Post by danmendes » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:13 pm

I read the WSJ to keep abreast of the general market in terms of deals happening in the near future which may interest me to investigate further. The FT I don't read just because it's basically redundant information but geared to europeans.

Weeklies are much more opinionated and very hit and miss, but just like dailies they may be useful to get a digest of new information regarding deals in motion. Never forbes or fortune, though, just businessweek.

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Post by abuss368 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:17 pm

danmendes wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:13 pm
I read the WSJ to keep abreast of the general market in terms of deals happening in the near future which may interest me to investigate further. The FT I don't read just because it's basically redundant information but geared to europeans.

Weeklies are much more opinionated and very hit and miss, but just like dailies they may be useful to get a digest of new information regarding deals in motion. Never forbes or fortune, though, just businessweek.
I used to read Businessweek many years ago. I have never really read Barron's but it appears to be recommended. Do you have a preference for one or another?
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Post by harmoniousmonk » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:20 pm

WSJ here and Jason Zweig's Saturday column specifically.
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Post by munemaker » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:24 pm

I glance at the WSJ, Financial Times and Bloomberg most days. Aside from a quick look at the headlines, I may read an article or two.

Quite often, members seem to like to post news stories on here.

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Post by linenfort » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:07 am

Since I have access to the WSJ through a relative, I like to download the full PDF regularly. If an interesting topic comes up, I search the hard drive as well as the online archive to find relative aricles.

Thinking about buying a subscription to the Financial Times.
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Post by Good Listener » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:42 pm

livesoft wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:55 pm
The NY Times is very good with factual reporting on economics and business. OTOH, Fox News excels at outstanding opinion pieces.
I used to think the Times was good in that area. I've had a subscription from right after college until this year (44 years) although i had read it every day from about age 10 on. I dropped it and haven't missed it. I found that everything in the last 2 years has been getting a political spin and I simply could no longer know whether I was reading reporting or biased reporting. As to other publications, I used to get Barons, Money, Kiplinger's, Forbes, WSJ and some now defunct ones (Smart Money, Worth) at one time or other. Once I settled on my allocation for good, I dropped all of them and miss nothing about them.

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Post by Broken Man 1999 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:06 pm

I subscribe to Bloomberg BusinessWeek for $2.00/year. Each year the magazine company sends me a postcard stating what my new rate will be (full price). I call the 800 number to cancel, but for years now I have been offered an extension, all via automated phone system.

I think some magazine publishers need numbers to get better ad rates. So as long as it stays $2.00/year I will keep my subscription.

The local fish wrapper is wretched, so I just read an article or two during breakfast.

I really like the The Economist, used to have a subscription, but way too pricey today, considering the wealth of quality writing available on the 'net for free.

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Post by VictoriaF » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:48 pm

Broken Man 1999 wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:06 pm
I really like the The Economist, used to have a subscription, but way too pricey today, considering the wealth of quality writing available on the 'net for free.
I like The Economist and don't mind the price. My problem is that when I was receiving it, I could not stop reading it, and it was taking too much of my time.

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Post by abuss368 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:04 pm

I am curious with Barron's which I believe is owned by Dow Jones.
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Post by hirlaw » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:26 pm

Bloomberg Business Week and Barron's. I enjoy both. I would subscribe to WSJ, but I am entirely too cheap!

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Post by DWesterb2iz2 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:43 pm

02nz wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:58 pm
The Financial Times, IMHO the best newspaper out there.
The FT is running a huge sale this month too.

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Post by DWesterb2iz2 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:49 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:48 pm
Broken Man 1999 wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:06 pm
I really like the The Economist, used to have a subscription, but way too pricey today, considering the wealth of quality writing available on the 'net for free.
I like The Economist and don't mind the price. My problem is that when I was receiving it, I could not stop reading it, and it was taking too much of my time.

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I really like the Economist too. By some miracle, they manage to put out an audio version every week too, available to digital subscribers. It is the entire magazine read as a series of podcasts (or one long 8 hr podcast) by wonderful (BBC-quality) newsreaders. And it’s put out shortly after the online print facsimile is available. Incredible news organization. And great headline puns!
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Post by rgs92 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:02 pm

I always read the what Yahoo Finance collects, for better or worse. The comments on each piece are entertaining also; that's where you learn to take social security at 62 no matter who you are.

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Post by VictoriaF » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:51 am

DWesterb2iz2 wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:49 pm
VictoriaF wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:48 pm
Broken Man 1999 wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:06 pm
I really like the The Economist, used to have a subscription, but way too pricey today, considering the wealth of quality writing available on the 'net for free.
I like The Economist and don't mind the price. My problem is that when I was receiving it, I could not stop reading it, and it was taking too much of my time.

Victoria
I really like the Economist too. By some miracle, they manage to put out an audio version every week too, available to digital subscribers. It is the entire magazine read as a series of podcasts (or one long 8 hr podcast) by wonderful (BBC-quality) newsreaders. And it’s put out shortly after the online print facsimile is available. Incredible news organization. And great headline puns!
Excellent information! I should try it. Thank you,
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Post by Kalo » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:16 am

I used to have cnbc TV on during market hours. Then I dropped tv service in favor of just Hulu. Barely miss it.

I don't read any printed except for Bogleheads and any articles linked from Google finance or Bloomberg news. I get nothing out of it except for Bogleheads. I'm losing interest in finance other than to see the index quotes on the day.

When working I will sometimes have access to the WSJ at the office. Can't say I really get much from it.

I'm much more interested in news of the sports that I follow.

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