3/25/13

I typically stick to WSJ, Bloomberg, and The Economist for the news, but would love to branch out. What news sources do all of you fellow monkeys rely on to keep you up to speed?

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3/25/13

Dealbreaker. They don't block it at my place !

Financial Modeling

3/25/13

WSJ, Dealbreaker, signed up for the Dealbook morning email, and then general news sources (e.g. fox, cnn)

"They are all former investment bankers that were laid off in the economic collapse that Nancy Pelosi caused. They have no marketable skills, but by God they work hard."

3/25/13

Aggregated news from all over the place.

The Daily Beast
Huffington Post
NYTimes
Bloomberg
Dealbook
Economist
Poets & Quants / DB / WSO / M&I
WSJ
Barron's
Aggregated news from all over the place

Don't limit yourself to just finance publications, it's important to understand the larger environment in which the markets operate....

Get busy living

3/25/13
3/25/13

UFOinsider: Agreed, there are some pretty cool apps like Summly and Zite that can do this for you.

3/25/13

McEnroe:
UFOinsider: Agreed, there are some pretty cool apps like Summly and Zite that can do this for you.

Nice, I haven't really looked at either of those so I'll check them out now.

Also: CFR publications. They tend to take a long term macro view of the world, and can give you a really good idea of the general direction things are moving. Not so much useful for an individual stock, but very useful for understanding the context that something happens in, especially overseas.

Get busy living

3/25/13

Also, RealClearMarkets (spinoff of RealClearPolitics) is a great "aggregate source"

http://www.realclearmarkets.com/?state=nwa

3/11/15

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3/26/13

I use the news aggregators Drudge Report and realclearpolitics.com, which has spinoffs realclearmarkets, science, religion, world, history, policy, energy, defense, and sports (though I never read the sports). I also read mortgagemarketguide.com, and ESPN.

3/11/15

I am a big WSJ and Business Insider fan.. I guess i am looking see what people go to aside from WSJ and maybe find a source I missed. What can I say, I like to stay informed.

"Ambition and education is first and talent is second"- T.I.

3/11/15

The Economist, New York Times, various other blogs

3/11/15

Drudge

3/11/15

We get a new "which news source" question every week.

"You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer
"Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

3/11/15
D M:

We get a new "which news source" question every week.

Didn't even think to look, sorry bud

"Ambition and education is first and talent is second"- T.I.

3/11/15

Traditional Sources: NY Times, Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal

Alternative Sources: Alternet.org, HuffPo, Drudge, Rolling Stone (Taibbi)

3/11/15

No worries, after scanning a search for news, I realized it was kind of a bitch trying to find a decent thread with everything that pops up for "news" and "news source", but here's one for finance/business:

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/whats-the-be...

"You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer
"Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

3/11/15

Well if you really want to know whats going I wouldnt go to any of those sites.

I will give this site up, Zerohedge.com great place to get news. I have a bloomberg terminal so there are like 10k news articles a day so I use that quite often.

I do have one other "economic site" that i use often and it flys under the radar which is why i wont list it here. The guy who started it was a venture capitalist etc and he is phenomenal. If you knew me I dont use those words lightly about anything.

Every site has a slight to it, you try to find the most objective. Economist is a good read but heavily socialist. Most of all those major sites are crap fluff. Make your own news.

The one who does not fall, does not stand up

3/11/15

Economist and Bloomberg are my primary sources for news. Reason can be good at times and there are a couple smaller ones that provide more "niche news".

I try to follow individual writers more than strictly papers. Ryan Avent, Tyler Cowen, Veronique de Rugy, Matt Taibbi, and Thomas Sowell are all solid.

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art - Andy Warhol

3/11/15

Dealbook at NY Times is good.

3/26/13

Just The Economist.

3/11/15

Ransquawk, which is probably overkill for most people. If I had to pay for it, I would probably just go with financial juice and set up a twitter account to text me messages from the breaking news feed.

3/11/15

Institutional Investor. Great content.

3/11/15

Seriously? You read Institutional Investor and you work in Venture Capital?

3/11/15

Hey, it's a quality publication

3/11/15

StockTwits and I use an RSS Feed to get Zero Hedge, Seeking Alpha etc...

3/11/15

daily show and facebook

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

3/11/15

GoldenCinderblock:

daily show and facebook

Don't forget Mad Money!

Matrick:

[in reply to Tony Snark"]

Why aren't you blogging for WSO and become the date doctor for WSO? There seems to be demand.

BatMasterson:

[in reply to Tony Snark's dating tip]

Sensible advice.

3/11/15

Tony Snark:

GoldenCinderblock:

daily show and facebook

Don't forget Mad Money!


I know you're fucking around, but I'm being serious. Daily Show, despite its Liberal lean, is entertaining and comes on around the time I go to bed. I watch that then read and fall asleep.

On FB, I follow more news, tech, entertainment, etc pages than I have friends, so it's like a newsfeed and I click on the articles I wanna read.

I really have no incentive to be on the cutting edge of news though, so I don't really care much. As long as I can hold a conversation on current events, we gravy,

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

3/11/15

Oh, when I was a very young, I got my news from Playboy, but now I have better things to *do*!

Matrick:

[in reply to Tony Snark"]

Why aren't you blogging for WSO and become the date doctor for WSO? There seems to be demand.

BatMasterson:

[in reply to Tony Snark's dating tip]

Sensible advice.

3/11/15

Tony Snark:

Oh, when I was a very young, I got my news from Playboy, but now I have better things to *do*!


such snark

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

3/11/15

GoldenCinderblock:

Tony Snark:

Oh, when I was a very young, I got my news from Playboy, but now I have better things to *do*!

such snark

@"GoldenCinderblock", if my posts make no sense, it's probably because I was posting from a hotel room and I was not entirely sober at the time.

Matrick:

[in reply to Tony Snark"]

Why aren't you blogging for WSO and become the date doctor for WSO? There seems to be demand.

BatMasterson:

[in reply to Tony Snark's dating tip]

Sensible advice.

3/11/15

ZeroHedge, Dealbook.

Currently: clinical psychologist (in training)
Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

3/11/15

I have been getting some stuff via chain emails from Zero Hedge news that looks fake.

Matrick:

[in reply to Tony Snark"]

Why aren't you blogging for WSO and become the date doctor for WSO? There seems to be demand.

BatMasterson:

[in reply to Tony Snark's dating tip]

Sensible advice.

3/11/15

1. Wall Street Oasis
2. Forbes
3. The Economist
4. Business Insider

To name a few.

If I want to know what is happening at individual companies I go directly to sec.gov.

I keep the really good sources to myself.

Matrick:

[in reply to Tony Snark"]

Why aren't you blogging for WSO and become the date doctor for WSO? There seems to be demand.

BatMasterson:

[in reply to Tony Snark's dating tip]

Sensible advice.

3/11/15

TM3/Bond Buyer

This to all my hatin' folks seeing me getting guac right now..

Financial Modeling

3/7/15

FT, Bloomberg, The economist

There are no bad securities, only bad prices.

3/11/15

For me, there's nothing better than NYT Deal Book. Quick, easy and to the point.

Also read WSJ, but that's about it.

3/11/15

Financial Times and Deal Book.

I win here, I win there...

3/11/15

Deal Book, as well as free e-mail subscriptions: peHub Wire, and PitchBook News.

3/11/15

peHub Wire was a new find for me - thanks for the tip.

Also just saw that there is buyoutnews.com through reuters, but similar to LBO Wire it is pricey.

3/11/15

I do deals, so I make my own news.

3/11/15

Reuters.

3/8/15

Huffington Post
WSJ
CNBC
Business Insider

3/11/15

You answered your own question subconsciously in the second word of your post.

3/11/15
BTbanker:

You answered your own question subconsciously in the second word of your post.

lol

3/11/15
sweetmelon:
BTbanker:

You answered your own question subconsciously in the second word of your post.

lol

lmao

3/11/15

Sorry, where would I go to ask this stupid question then.

3/11/15

Your second word was WSJ. Wall Street Journal...

"If it were easy, everyone would do it"

3/11/15

WSJ bro. I'm also a big fan of The Economist for more worldly news.

3/11/15

Big Dogs additionally use services you have to pay for such as Debtwire, Merger Market, Capital Structure, Euroweek and others which are focused in the Big Dog's respective area of expertise.

"After you work on Wall Street it's a choice, would you rather work at McDonalds or on the sell-side? I would choose McDonalds over the sell-side." - David Tepper

3/11/15

I thought they just followed Tim Sykes on twitter?

3/11/15

Wall Street Journal
New York Times
Financial Times
Barron's
Economist
Bloomberg
Brazzers

3/9/15

I did not think that I would see too many Huffington Post readers on this site.

For market news, I really like Seeking Alpha's Wall Street Breakfast and MarketSnacks.

3/11/15

I like FT Alphaville

3/11/15

read it all for a bit and then see what piques your interest. also if you're in the US (maybe not because both of those pubs are UK), your school likely has a WSJ subscription or a discount through something like JourneyEd. that was the case when I was in school, but I don't know if that's still true today.

"The four most dangerous words in investing are: 'this time it's different.'" - Sir John Templeton

"The investor's chief problem - and even his worst enemy - is likely to be himself." - Benjamin Graham

3/11/15

Yeah hopefully when my internship ends, I can figure out, which sections are the best for me.

I am in the US, I'll look into the WSJ subscription. I remember hearing about a discount from one of my profs. I figured having these two subscriptions, but if it makes the diff I'll make the investment. Many thanks!

Why get your own coffee when you can get an intern to do it for you?

3/9/15

Installed WSJ and FT extensions on Google Chrome for latest or breaking articles.

Subscribed to FT, CFA Institute Brief, and Quartz email newsletters.

Check compiled news on the Bloomberg terminal for specific topics.

Check Zero Hedge and Seeking Alpha occasionally.

Used to be subscribed to Bloomberg Businessweek+ on iOS.

Fortes fortuna adiuvat.

3/11/15

soules9219:
Hey Monkey's,

Quick question what sources do you guys use to get market news?

Preferably one's that are free

I know wall street journal is great and all that but I would prefer not to have to pay for the fee.

Thanks

I think Bloomberg is pretty good

3/11/15

I too enjoy Bloomberg...NYT's Dealbook isn't bad either.

3/11/15

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3/11/15

Bloomberg is good, I check CNBC a lot as well.

"I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's." William Blake

3/11/15

bloomberg & CNBC > WSJ for sure

I don't accept sacrifices and I don't make them. ... If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade at all. A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.

3/11/15

if you google the WSJ news article you can find a free link. Other than that for free you really have ot piece things together: bloomberg, cnbc, reuters etc.

Another good one is to follow various different twitter accounts, and then yo usort of geta live news stream. I dont do this but a guy at work does and apparently its quite good.

3/11/15

Seekingalpha, Marketwatch and marketsnacks has a great end of the day review. I like how seekingalpha sends you emails on breaking news on the stocks you have in the watch list. Their wall street breakfast also is a must read.

"I like Ackman," Mr. Icahn said. "I'll tell you why I like him. Anyone that makes me a quarter of a billion I like."

3/11/15

Signing up for seekingalpha a while back was one of the best things I did to keep on top of my portfolio. You list which stocks you own and it emails you the news stories as soon as they happen for each company.

"I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's." William Blake

3/11/15

Bloomberg
SeekingAlpha
MarketWatch
CNBC

"Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."- Benjamin Franklin

3/9/15

Even more focused, anyone know where to go to get non political, world events and business news that you can listen to on an app? NPR is way too liberal for me, same with umano. I listen to iheartradio stations and pick up decent braodcasts, but in the morning I just want updates on what's going on in general world, USA and then business... No BS articles about global warming (right or left), politics (right or left), just straight up news and information.

3/10/15

What I've found is that news isn't so much biased left/right in how it's presented but in WHAT is presented. One could cover, say, the Fast and Furious scandal in a non-partisan, information-only type manner, or one could not cover the scandal at all by judging that it's not a scandal at all and therefore not worthy of news coverage. It's nearly impossible to divorce news from partisan politics because an individual or a collective organization's ideological bent will come out in what news it chooses to cover.

With that said, I listen to the John Batchelor podcast. He covers some domestic news but a lot of international news (Russia, Venezuela, China, Iran, Israel, etc.) in a much deeper analytical way than any other news source I've found. I would say the analysis is closer to that of how the CIA might analyze international events. His program is center-right, but it is radically so--a true moderate right review of the globe's critical events. And he takes no phone calls and interviews myriad guests. Other topics he covers in varying degrees is history, science/technology, and space.

3/11/15

I use Google Reader (blogs, news, websites, etc) and a couple of Google Alerts and news applications set up with my blackberry.

3/11/15

Tweet Deck.

dum vivimus vivamus

3/11/15

Feed Demon.

Have about 20+ Finance and Econ blogs, coupled with a few generic news sites (BBC, CNN, Toronto Star etc).

I also use the Bloomberg app on my iPhone.

I win here, I win there...

3/11/15

TWITTER.

Seriously. Any worthy news source tweets. You choose the articles you want to read. You can get a diverse array of sources.

looking for that pick-me-up to power through an all-nighter?
3/11/15

IBDaspirations:

I'm interning in S&T this summer. Which news sources and what specific pages do you guys go to when you are making your morning commute to work?

I'm subscribed to WSJ of course and read the What's News page in particular but I recently heard that financial times is better and more used.

FT on its own will cut it

3/11/15

FT, I think you can get 30 articles a month for free if you don't want to pay membership. Also, bloomberg has a pretty good app, and is 100% free.

3/11/15

Straight to my inbox: barchart morning call, wall street breakfast, dan primack's term sheet, dealbreaker opening bell, pitchbook pe & vc news, quartz daily brief, and the daily shot

On the web: dealbook, sober look, abnormal returns, deal pipeline, market folly, re/code, techcrunch, bloomberg, and moneybeat

3/11/15

Also sign up for dailydirtnap of course if you got some spare money

3/11/15

FT, bloomberg, and the economist (not really relevant for pressing market news, but probably the best source to get an international perspective of various political, economic, and business developments. Also many people on the floor, especially on macro desks, read the economist). IMO the WSJ is shit and a complete waste of your money. Honestly I think you get better news and insight from bloomberg (which is free) than the WSJ.

3/11/15

IBDaspirations:

I'm interning in S&T this summer. Which news sources and what specific pages do you guys go to when you are making your morning commute to work?

I'm subscribed to WSJ of course and read the What's News page in particular but I recently heard that financial times is better and more used.

Now that I think about it, you'll prob have access to broker reports and other more "exclusive" mkt research -directly related to what your desk does- coming into your inbox every morning. Read that.

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