Where do I often find good information about potential investments?
- Kiplinger’s monthly personal finance magazine.
- The Kiplinger Letter – published weekly
- Smart Money – The Wall Street Journal’s monthly personal finance magazine
- Forbes – Business bi-weekly with an emphasis on investing
- Barron’s – Ended finance/investing publication published by the Wall Street Journal
- A number of other great newsletters and magazines exist, but the above list are the ones I’m most familiar with and have found most useful.
- Seeking Alpha – A compilation of financial/investment professionals blogging about everything under the sun regarding investments and finance topics.
- Yahoo! Finance – A great starting point for initial research into a company. Lots of resources in one area.
- If you have access to research reports on companies, I would leverage that information. I use the Standard & Poor’s reports that cover a significant amount of companies. Scottrade’s research tools include these reports
- Conferences – Investing conferences are a great way to obtain a lot of exposure to new ideas, companies and investing concepts. It’s a great learning experience & you will probably come away with a handful of solid investing ideas.
- MoneyShow hosts 2 or 3 conferences across the US annually. I went to their last investing conference in S.F. They have another coming up in Las Vegas in May. You do not have to pay to register.