I’m giving a speech on the economy in a couple of weeks to an executive MBA class and the sponsor asked me to pull together a suggested reading list of the sources I personally use to keep abreast of what’s going on in Economics, Finance and World Business. Here’s the list I came up with. Enjoy.
1) WSJ and Barron’s — some free content on web, great pay content on web — web subscription is cheaper but I get both in real paper form.
2) BusinessWeek — The “big” finance magazines — Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek trade places from time to time on best content/coverage but of late I like BusinessWeek the best.
3) The Economist — fantastic world political, finance, news and science magazine — the last magazine subscription I’d cancel 🙂
1) Morningstar — $99 for great mutual fund information, analysis and rankings
2) ValueLine — $538/year (discounts available) for fantastic listed stock information, analysis and rankings
3) Shadow Government Statistics — $175 for a year of detailed insightful analysis of US government issued economic data
4) Stratfor — $199 for a year of world political and economic news and analysis
Economic and Financial Sites and Blogs (FREE):
Baseline Scenario – http://baselinescenario.com/ – global economic blog
Calculated Risk – http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/ – finance and US economic blog
Seeking Alpha – general investor market news and coverage website
John Mauldin newsletters – well known author/speaker publishes two finance/economic newsletters — Outside the Box and Thoughts From The Frontline. Always good – sometimes brilliant