On my last blog 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 use a highlighter to mark the articles of interest on the table of contents page to save time rather than flipping through the entire paper.
The annual broker review gives a good comparison of brokerage firm costs and services. 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.