I'd appreciate if anyone familiar with the following publications could offer any recommendations on them:
-Wall Street Journal
I am basically looking for a publication that is suited to someone who is a novice in investing, looking to move to it as a primary source of income, basically that is suited at tracking well performing companies and economies, and providing analysis on various economies, sectors and economies, to give an idea of where is a good focal area for investments. I don't want to overload myself though with info as I already follow other online publications more focused on economics.
I am also trying to compare the WSJ vs the FT for more generic economic analysis. Which of these two is superior these days? Can anyone also comment on Frank Shostak's website on investing, and how digestible it is? I am trying to essentially thin the list above down to two. Alternative suggestions are welcome but as I said, I'm looking to narrow it down.
I am already familiar with Bloomberg's Businessweek and I am not that impressed. I've got a line of books on investment I plan to read, but this is more for keeping up to date with the market. I tend to follow Mises.org and the Daily Capitalist (and before that, ZeroHedge) for theoretical economic analysis and EP for tidbits, but obviously this is different to what I am after.
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Avoid Motley Fool. Several years ago they were good, but they really jumped the shark and peddle a lot of stupid crap now.
I can't recommend CXO Advisory enough. It's a serious site for serious investors that does serious analysis on a sector/style level. If I had to get all of my investment info from one source it would be that one. Their stuff is actionable immediately and pretty safe so it's good for a novice while having ridiculous amounts of great data for you to learn from. It won't help you pick individual stocks if you're into that (I'm not - too much risk for the meager payback), but it will help you make money investing.
Of the other sources you mentioned i like the WSJ the best strictly for investment info, however I think Investor's Business Daily is a better pick, especially if you want condensed info.
I had a subscription to FT for a while. I was impressed with the amount of coverage. It was very globally based. They may have a 2 week free trial offer on their website, so check that out. I haven't subscribed to WSJ, but WSJ seems more mainstream/U.S-centric/political (?)
Thanks to both of you, I'll give those a look.
WSJ is more US-centric. It is only mainstream/political in certain sections, which isn't where the investment info resides anyway.
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So has anyone else been using either of CXO Advisory or IBD and if so how useful have you found them?