In my last article I wrote about committing to reading at least one or two financial publications to develop knowledge and also to stay current on the overall markets. Over my next few blogs, I will share some of my favorites with you.
For a weekly publication, I like Barron’s, which is delivered to my home. Half an hour to an hour’s reading on Saturday provides the market summary from the previous week, as well as interesting articles on trends, current market conditions, the economy, mutual fund coverage, new websites and more. I like to use a highlighter to mark the articles of interest or benefit on the table of contents page to save time, rather than flipping through the entire paper. By reading the annual broker review, you’ll be able to compare what you are getting from your broker to other brokerages, and the related cost. It may even lead to negotiating a lower commission rate. (Knowledge is power!) I find interesting tidbits on useful technology gadgets, new investment vehicles, and interviews from top experts in all areas of investing. I generally use the expert information for education more than making purchasing decisions. Reading Barron’s weekly is a great place to start, and it is available at most libraries. I must confess, I have a personal fondness for Barron’s since my dad read it during his lunch hour at the library in the 1970’s.
This information is for educational use only and is not financial advice.