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What’s up fellow Frugal Samuraites!
Hope we are all having a great week.
Gonna be quick today cos I’m late to meet MrsFrugalSamurai, we’ve got a hot date “wink wink”.
Anyway, so in a mad rush I was thinking how to make this post as pointy as possible.
I thought, what best than to share some of the resources and links which I’ve used in the past to obtain my financial info!
It’s a fairly chunky list… and most of them won’t be new – but hopefully there’s a golden nugget or two in there!
Here it is:
Australian Business News
- The Australian Financial Review – The AFR is a classic and required reading for any Australian investor.
- The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age – These are turning more and more “tabloidy” by the day, but once in a while there’s a gem in there.
- The Australian Business Review – The Australian provides a good viable source of info.
- MacroBusiness – Provides great coverage of what’s happening on the ground driving our economy.
- LivewireMarkets – Constant commentary on what’s happening in the markets.
- The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times are must read for international news. Although bear in mind, most of the news is subscription-based (but worthwhile paying for).
- The Economist is one of my all-time favourite publications, it provides a wonderful weekly update of the world and financial news that matters most. Editor’s note: During uni I saw a girl reading The Economist on the metro train once upon a time, time stood still as I struck up a conversation. ALAS! She was taken and not interested in our intrepid hero. Ahhhh C’est La Vie!
- Traditional finance magazines like Fortune and Forbes are worth a look as well as Bloomberg Businessweek.
- For 24/7 info – check out Bloomberg, CNBC, and Google Finance.
- Quartz – Found this one recently, it provides an alternative viewpoint and is a bit quirky at times.
- Value Investing World, another quirky site providing an alternate source of interesting articles.
- Can’t go past Warren Buffett Archive by CNBC, which is just Warren Buffet porn (not literally).
- Guru Focus collects articles and news on well, gurus.
- Berkshire Hathaway EVERYONE knows Berkshire Hathaway but did you know Warren Buffet’s annual letter to shareholders is a MUST read for anyone in the investment industry?
- Fund Managers; and there are many, many of them worth following and reading but some classics are: Howard Mark’s memos to investors, “Former” Bond King Bill Gross’s Investment Outlook and GMO for the research and commentary Jeremy Grantham provides. Also I love Bronte Capital’s Partner Letters for their unique insights on the short-side.
- Intelligent Investor and Eureka Report – Australian stock research.
- Grant’s Interest Rate Observer is focused on interest rates and economic issues with a contrarian bent.
- The Graham and Doddsville newsletter from Columbia Business School is an excellent quarterly read and is free.
- Pete Wargent is a respected property commentator who I’ve been following for a while, his graphs and explanations are brilliant.
- How I built this which are a series of interviews with entrepreneurs and how they built their companies.
- My friend Light Beam was asking me about stock market podcasts – well sir, here’s a good one: Intelligent Investor podcasts.
- Planet Money explains tumultuous economic events in ordinary language, or give Slate Money a go if you like em short and snappy.
- The Financial Times’ Alphachat provides unique insights into the whackier world of business.
- Tune in to Open Briefing for a range of presentations/briefings from Australian companies.
- Freakonomics for the hidden side of everything.
- Ben Carson’s A wealth of common sense blog provides interesting views on current market antics and investor psychology.
- The Property Couch is a great Aussie real estate podcast, though I don’t always agree on what Ben and Bryce say!
- TheFrugalSamurai.com, the man is a genius, enough said.
Whew, that took longer than I thought… luckily MrsFrugalSamurai is running late as well.
There ya have it folks – did you enjoy that list? Hoping there’s a few in there which you might not be aware of, so go on, give them a go!
Also, do you have one or two which I haven’t covered? Let me know in the comments below about some of your personal faves!
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