I'm currently a freshman in college who is planning on majoring in finance, however I am still very raw. I go to a non-target, but a couple kids a year are able to make it up to high finance each year and there is an investing club most of them are in that I joined.
At meetings they talk about typical stuff: how the markets are doing, networking, commodities, the crisis in Europe, Feds role, etc… A lot of the times I’m not completely clueless but I don’t know near as much as even the other freshman, and usually just listen (sometimes the club feels more like a class, which is a good and a bad thing at the same time). I can somewhat follow along with the current event stuff since I read a lot of the headlines and what not but I am horrible with the markets and when they get kind of technical I get lost. Reading WSO helps with some of this stuff, but I am still really ignorant.
What can I do to learn more? Next year I’m thinking about getting a student subscription to the Wall Street Journal, that will help I think. What else can I be doing reading? People say it is as easy as keeping up with the news, but idk it seems harder to me than that.
What beginner finance/investing books can I read? Then progress on to more advanced books. I tried to read “Too Big to Fail” last summer and I couldn’t understand a lot of it because of the financial terms and what not. I feel like I should start with a dummies book or something to give me a basic framework.
Any good blogs/websites? Any other tips/advice?
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