where to go for market and investing news? i've got the answer
The secret to becoming a better content creator is to be a voracious consumer of content. As an avid watcher of the markets, I have an insatiable appetite for new content that expands my knowledge base. I take that new knowledge, put my flavor on it, and try to teach others in a fun new way (typically with memes, the universal language). However, not all content is worth consuming.
In order to riff on topical stock and investment news, you have to be up to date on the most recent happenings. But at a time when there is so much content out there, how can you separate the wheat from the chaff? Where can one find the best, most reliable information (or takes) when it comes to investing and the stock market? It’s not an easy task, as everyone has a different appetite for (and perspective on) content.
This article will be a guide to the publications, journalists, social media accounts, newsletters, podcasts, and more that I like and trust — the ones that cut through the noise. I’ve spent years curating these lists and they’re ever-evolving, but this will serve as a starting base for those looking to expand their knowledge of the markets and resources that can help facilitate that.
Reputable Publications and Journalists
I am not loyal or have any affiliations to any one publication or journalist. With that being said, my top three information sources for market and business news are Bloomberg, CNBC, and the Wall Street Journal. Outside of opinion pieces, these three business news sources provide mostly unbiased information in a world that seems to always be politically biased.
There are also some independent writers and journalists who I’ve grown to enjoy:
Packy McCormick at Not Boring has become by far my favorite writer of 2021. His newsletter has absolutely exploded this year. He writes mostly on web3, startups, crypto, media, and all things tech.
Ben Thompson is an American business, technology, and media analyst who is the author at Stratechery, a subscription-based newsletter/podcast featuring commentary on tech and media news.
Kyla Scanlon is an up-and-coming creator and curator who has a deep passion for markets. She’s currently focused on philosophy and behavioral analysis through the markets. Her Substack gives readers a fresh look and understanding of complex topics, displayed in simple ways, which is a boon to media consumers like me.
In today’s stratified media landscape, individual social media accounts can be just as useful as traditional publications for news, opinions, takes, and content.
Upwards of 95% of the people I follow on social media are finance-related. This is a problem I see quite often with how others use social media when it comes to content curation. It’s a place to gather relevant information, not necessarily a place for high school friends.
Here are a few of my favorite social media accounts. I’ve linked the Twitter handles.
These are just a few of my favorites. For more, you can scroll through the other 400 accounts I follow on Twitter for more market news and commentary.
Newsletters are a great way to start the morning with a quick refresher of yesterday’s big news stories in a digestible fashion.
Exec Sum, Morning Brew, and 5 Things from Bloomberg top the list for me in the morning. Reading these before the market opens sets me up for the day ahead, especially if there were any surprises overnight.
On Animal Spirits, hosts Michael and Ben break down the biggest market stories of the previous week and take some listener questions.
On Invest Like The Best, Patrick O’Shaughnessy interviews some of the brightest business minds in the world.
The All-In podcast follows a group of four very rich VCs who talk a lot about investments, venture capital, startups, and politics. It’s surprisingly refreshing and very intellectually intriguing.
Subreddits and Discord Groups
I’d be remiss if I didn’t note the relevance of online forum-style groups, like subreddits and specific Discord groups. I’m in a few Discord chats around NFT and crypto projects, but don’t use the platform as often to get my news. That said, I get why it’s very popular among young people for building communities, facilitating conversations, and understanding what’s going on in specific areas surrounding crypto.
After all, we have to consider /r/WallStreetBets — the subreddit that amassed thousands of new followers after the meme stock revolution took over the eyes and hearts of everyone in early 2021. This was a milestone that depicted the influence and galvanizing qualities of subreddits.
When it comes to consuming content about a niche and deep beat like investing, you have to be selective. There’s just too much great content out there to settle for something sub par. If you don’t like a given newsletter or pod, just move on and try something new. That’s the beauty of content creation: it’s ever changing daily, and there will always be new creators innovating and trying to attract your eyes and ears. I know they’ve got my attention.
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