Which financial websites/blogs/newsletters do you read regularly? (hear me out)

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Hello my people, first post but have been a longtime reader. Love this site.

Being a man of routine, my daily fix includes waking up, getting on WSO, and getting on Facebook (just graduated high school, so I'm unfortunately still addicted to FB, but I am slowly weening off). I was just wondering what websites or blogs you guys are religiously following so as to expand your knowledge of the financial world? I need something to help me break my addiction to Facebook; this website, while greatly altering my unhealthy relationship with Facebook, is not enough to fully cure me.

I understand that this topic has been discussed multiple times, and yes i used the search feature. But the last time this question has been brought up was about two years ago. Social websites and blogs can easily pop out of thin air and become insanely popular in no time (see Twitter, Pinterest). Any help is greatly appreciated; I simply want to increase my financial literacy as I begin college (and I am sure there are many WSO readers out there with the same desire).

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May 29, 2012

If you're interested in increasing your overall financial literacy get a subscription to Financial Times, the price is worth it.

May 29, 2012

WSO
DEALBREAKER
Bloomburg
WSJ
FT
BI
Economist
ZeroHedge
P&Q

You really just need the FT for weekly stuff, WSJ for daily, Economis for monthly/annual overview, but try to read everything you can.

May 29, 2012

WSJ - get a subscription

Seeking Alpha - subscribe to their "Wall Street Breakfast" - it gets emailed to you at ~8am and gives you a rundown of prior events and the day's economic indicators that are to be released

Marketwatch

http://finviz.com/news.ashx

May 29, 2012
Waymon3x6:

WSJ - get a subscription

Seeking Alpha - subscribe to their "Wall Street Breakfast" - it gets emailed to you at ~8am and gives you a rundown of prior events and the day's economic indicators that are to be released

Marketwatch

http://finviz.com/news.ashx

I second wall street breakfast. It's pretty useful.

May 29, 2012

Marketwatch is my go-to for quick market news; they send out real-time updates through some of their feeds. Much prefer it to the actual WSJ.

Read Dealbook too for all the M&A news.

Currently: future psychiatrist (med school =P)
Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

May 29, 2012

Unfortunately none of the sites listed will help you create the critical analysis needed to understand macro-economics.

They are just "news flow" websites.

You should spend your time on the NBER website, the IMF or BIS websites and read their "working papers" and past papers.

The one who does not fall, does not stand up

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May 30, 2012
ProdigyOfZen:

Unfortunately none of the sites listed will help you create the critical analysis needed to understand macro-economics.

They are just "news flow" websites.

You should spend your time on the NBER website, the IMF or BIS websites and read their "working papers" and past papers.

No I completely understand, I was thinking that the critical analysis will come when I start taking college classes. I just want to get my feet wet and become more familiar with the market and how news is reported.

Thanks to everyone who replied. I also joined a Virtual Stock Exchange game on marketwatch, and I'm doing pretty well.

May 31, 2012
ProdigyOfZen:

Unfortunately none of the sites listed will help you create the critical analysis needed to understand macro-economics.

They are just "news flow" websites.

You should spend your time on the NBER website, the IMF or BIS websites and read their "working papers" and past papers.

What recent HS grad would want to read that? OP's looking for stuff to read in the morning to get him up to speed, not papers that would be marginally enlightening (to him) only through a whole lot of effort.

As far as news flow sites go, I'm also a fan of marketsnacks; it gives you a basic recap of what happened the day before, kind of like the seeking alpha wall st breakfast (except I dislike getting extra emails if I don't have to).

May 31, 2012
CHItizen:
ProdigyOfZen:

Unfortunately none of the sites listed will help you create the critical analysis needed to understand macro-economics.

They are just "news flow" websites.

You should spend your time on the NBER website, the IMF or BIS websites and read their "working papers" and past papers.

What recent HS grad would want to read that? OP's looking for stuff to read in the morning to get him up to speed, not papers that would be marginally enlightening (to him) only through a whole lot of effort.

As far as news flow sites go, I'm also a fan of marketsnacks; it gives you a basic recap of what happened the day before, kind of like the seeking alpha wall st breakfast (except I dislike getting extra emails if I don't have to).

You can do as you wish and think as you wish too. The reality is reading those sites will give him just enough "financial knowledge" to be dangerous aka screw up royally.

Or you can try to think critically and really learn the in's and out's of the global macro economic economy.

The one who does not fall, does not stand up

May 31, 2012

leveraged sellout

May 31, 2012

and dealbreaker.com

May 31, 2012

banker's ball

LS is hilarious - i am waiting for a new post

May 31, 2012
May 31, 2012

The All Nighter is terrible. Absolutely terrible.

May 31, 2012

I like the All Nighter, Leveraged Sell Out, Deal Breaker, Bankers Ball....they all link to one another so once you find one you can around to many.

Btw, many IB related blogs are NOT blocked from my place of work, maybe not yours as well (which is why I'm at IBO right now...instead of comps'ing.

May 31, 2012

Dealbreaker is a great time killer throughout the day. They usually update 5 or 6 times during work hours.

May 31, 2012

blogs related to trading?

May 31, 2012
May 30, 2012

i still use www.alphathrottle.co.cc

been leaving it up on my screen all day for over a yr now

i really wish they'dd upgrade like they said though

May 31, 2012

I don't actually read anything that can add value to my work directly, I just do what I'm told and leave the analysis/insights to the higher ups. For myself, WSJ and Drudge.

"...all truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

  • Schopenhauer
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May 31, 2012

the competitors product catalogs

May 31, 2012

There are subscription services, but LCD, Dealbook (NYTimes), and PE Beat (WSJ) are free resources I use in the debt world for stuff related to buyouts/sponsor activity.

May 31, 2012

In addition to the above, PitchBook News and peHUB Wire are good daily e-mail blasts covering who's doing what.

Randy Schwimmer from Churchill Financial has a great weekly blast called "On The Left."

May 31, 2012

As a follow up, Id like to add one thing. The associate I work with, he says reading is for losers. Apparently he has only read one book since he left undergrad.

"...all truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

  • Schopenhauer
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May 31, 2012
seabird:

As a follow up, Id like to add one thing. The associate I work with, he says reading is for losers. Apparently he has only read one book since he left undergrad.

Too busy with his MD rammed in his behind and his VP in his mouth

May 31, 2012

JD: Thats an utterly vile and reprehensible thing to imagine. I hope its true.

"...all truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

  • Schopenhauer
May 31, 2012
seabird:

JD: Thats an utterly vile and reprehensible thing to imagine. I hope its true.

Oh the joys of being the best paid monkey money can by. No pun intended

May 31, 2012

what was the book

May 31, 2012

The intelligent investor.

"...all truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

  • Schopenhauer
May 31, 2012
seabird:

The intelligent investor.

Thats a classic.

May 31, 2012

I'm surprised to see this thread on the WSO PE hall of fame. There is literally nothing written here....

My daily / weekly things I read:
- Fortune Term Sheet
- The Middle Market daily transactions email
- WSJ
- Barron's
- Market Folly
- StreetSleuth finance/economic news aggregator
- Drudge
- Subscribed to a few ER analysts but don't read their stuff too much
- I also read CIMs/Mgmt presentations + like to read the entire glassdoor of all companies I look at

Lots of other things I read but these are my recurring items

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