2015’s Best Investing Blogs
The investing world is one of the most thoroughly researched fields in the U.S. economy, with professional analysts, corporate insiders, individual investors, academics and influential bloggers all sharing their two cents (at the very least) about this grand game that has been compared to everything from “watching paint dry” to a “new weapon that destroys people but leaves buildings standing.” In fact, Amazon.com lists more than 20,000 investing books for sale.
The sheer preponderance of investing insights as well as the drastic variation that exists in the qualifications and historical performance of those dedicated to doling them out naturally beg the question of where the best tips and information can be found. In search of a verdict, WalletHub turned to the best jury there is: the people.
WalletHub’s editors selected 50 finalists out of roughly 250 entrants based on popularity, content and aesthetics. Then the readers got to vote. Voting ran from May 13 to May 29, 2015, and you can find the final results below.
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5. Zero Hedge
Leading news site for global finance, economics, market, and political analysis.
Wall Street Journal analysis of M&A, bankruptcy, private equity and the markets.
7. Max Keiser
Max Keiser is the CEO, co-founder StartJOIN.com. He is the producer/presenter of Keiser Report on RT. He is a virtual currency and crowdfunding inventor. He is the creator of HSX.com. He started his career on Wall Street after graduating from NYU.
9. ScottradeEvery individual’s reason to invest and trade is unique. No matter the skill level, we offer streamlined investing and trading solutions, educational resources and banking services to help clients make sure they are on the right track. For 35 years, our clients have put their trust in us to deliver solutions and personalized service that supports their needs and helps them define their own financial success. At Scottrade, it has been, and always will be about doing what’s right for our clients. … show moreshow less
10. Dividend MantraHi, I’m Jason. I’ll be your host here at Dividend Mantra! I’m here to inspire others. I’m here to make my dreams come true, and I hope in the process I can help you reach all of your dreams as well. What do you want out of life? Who are you? What do you value in life? I value the most important commodity of all: time. I asked earlier why I wasn’t happy if I was making pretty decent money and living a normal, middle-class life? It’s because I had no control over my destiny. My future was in the hands of others and I had no self-empowerment. My time was not my own, and I was busy trading my valuable and dwindling time away to someone else for a lot of stuff I didn’t really need. But no longer. What more could I want to own than my own time? A good question and one that’s easily answered. … show moreshow less
12. VanguardMost investment firms are either publicly traded or privately owned. Vanguard is different: We're client-owned. Our clients own the Vanguard member mutual funds, and those funds own Vanguard. Vanguard provides to the funds all of their corporate management, administrative, and distribution services at cost, which enables the funds and their shareholders to keep the money that would otherwise be paid to the corporate owners of a typical mutual fund company. Since our founding in 1975, helping our investors achieve their goals is literally our sole reason for existence. With no other parties to answer to and therefore no conflicting loyalties, we make every decision—like keeping investing costs as low as possible—with only your needs in mind. Our investment philosophy is also directly related to our ownership structure. We advocate basic investment principles, such as balance and diversification and taking a long-term perspective, because we’ve found those elements are enduring. … show moreshow less
13. CNBC NetNet
NetNet is where you'll find the low-down and the high jinks of Wall Street. It's the place for insider stories, trader gossip, and tales of the foibles of the moneyed crowd and the culture of finance.Wall Street news and commentary served fresh all day long.
14. Forbes InvestingForbes is a leading source for reliable news and updated analysis on Investing. Read the breaking Investing coverage and top headlines on Forbes.com. Intelligent Investing is a contributor page dedicated to the insights and ideas of Forbes Investor Team. Forbes Investor Team is comprised of thought leaders in the areas of money, investing and markets. … show moreshow less
15. Investors CornerHere, at the launch of Investors’ Corner, BNP Paribas Investment Partners’ “official blog” (even if that is what they call an oxymoron), we professional investors observe events in financial markets. The aim of this blog is to provide a forum for investment professionals from across the spectrum of BNP Paribas Investment Partners’ teams to share their analyses or wrestle with the strategic themes and issues confronting us as asset managers. The opinions expressed in Investors’ Corner are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions, policies or official positions of BNP Paribas Investment Partners. We welcome comment and constructive debate. Our ambition is that this blog should be a living thing, a forum for exchanging views, benefiting from the proximity the world wide web offers us and reflecting the diversity and richness of our investment teams. To live well our blog needs to work, rest and play. So be aware – even if we don’t always wear a tie, it doesn’t mean we are not serious, dedicated investment professionals (quite the contrary….). Our blog will reflect the realities of us being an asset manager investing in asset markets across the globe and plugged into the digital world. We are reaching out with our two cents-worth. We trust Investors’ Corner will contribute to the digital debate. … show moreshow less
16. Wolf StreetWolf Richter is the founder of Wolf Street Corp. In his cynical, tongue-in-cheek manner, he muses on WOLF STREET about economic, business, and financial issues, Wall Street shenanigans, complex entanglements, and other things, debacles, and opportunities that catch his eye in the US, Europe, Japan, and occasionally China. Wolf lives in San Francisco. He has over twenty years of C-level operations experience, including turnarounds and a VC-funded startup. He earned his BA and MBA in Texas and his MA in Oklahoma, worked in both states for years, including a decade as General Manager and COO of a large Ford dealership and its subsidiaries. But one day, he quit and went to France for seven weeks to open himself up to new possibilities, which degenerated into a life-altering three-year journey across 100 countries on all continents, much of it overland. And it almost swallowed him up. … show moreshow less
A blog about value investing, mostly in UK, Irish and US listed stocks. Interested in individual company stocks, investment funds, risk arbitrage, event driven/special situations, fixed income and even some natural resource stocks.
18. Investor JunkieWhat is Investor Junkie All About? It’s about helping you become a better investor and entrepreneur. While the site will talk about stocks, I’m thinking at a much broader level. I look at investing as anything you set aside money for, with the hope of having more of it at the end. It’s much more related to financial freedom and personal finance. I initially created this site out of my own needs — I was looking for a website that discusses investing in much more depth and could not find one that met my needs. Most either were too basic or giving out bad advice. This site is not about some “get rich quick” method. It’s about slowly making money work for you creating multiple streams of income that are passive, and active: stocks, bonds, real estate, businesses, and alternative investments not often discussed. You won’t see Suze Orman or Dave Ramsey discussing many of these topics. … show moreshow less
19. The Daily GoldJordan Roy-Byrne, CMT is a Chartered Market Technician and member of the Market Technicians Association.. He is the publisher and editor of TheDailyGold Premium, a publication which emphasizes market timing and stock selection for the sophisticated investor, as well as TheDailyGold Global, an add-on service for subscribers which covers global capital markets. Jordan’s work has been featured in CNBC, Barrons, Financial Times Alphaville, Kitco and Yahoo Finance. He is quoted regularly in Barrons. Jordan has been a speaker at PDAC, Cambridge House and Hard Assets conferences. TheDailyGold.com was recently named one of the top 50 Investment Blogs by DailyReckoning. Jordan earned a degree in General Studies from the University of Washington with a concentration in International Economic Development. He also lived and worked in Southeast Asia for 3 years in order to study economic development from an emerging market perspective. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, fitness, football and travel. … show moreshow less
20. Stocks To WatchEarnings reports, corporate strategies and analyst insights are all part of what moves stocks, and they’re all covered by the Stocks to Watch blog. We also look at macro issues, investor sentiments and hidden trends that are affecting the market. Stocks to Watch gives you the full picture of the U.S. stock markets, all day long. The blog is written by Ben Levisohn, a former stock trader who has covered financial markets for the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and BusinessWeek. … show moreshow less
21. Insider MonkeyIt's a well known fact that insiders profit from their transactions. More than 59,000 different insiders made public filings with the SEC in 2009. The year before that, more than 65,000 did. Blindly imitating all of these insiders won't yield much. Monkeying only the top insiders, the ones who have the best track record, is a different story. Insider Monkey uses a hybrid evaluation system that exploits insider transactions and other market anomalies to reduce the number of insiders who are worthy enough to monkey. Insider Monkey also provides high quality evidence based articles to inform individual investors about the intricacies of investing. … show moreshow less
22. Income InvestingBarrons.com’s Income Investing blog helps readers find undervalued securities that offer attractive yields, with an emphasis on dividend-paying stocks, preferred shares, bonds, REITs, Master Limited Partnerships and closed-end funds. Amey Stone is Barron’s Income Investing blogger and Current Yield columnist. She was formerly a managing editor at CBS MoneyWatch, MSN Money and AOL DailyFinance. Her responsibilities included overseeing market coverage and personal finance topics. Prior to those roles, she was a senior writer at BusinessWeek where she authored the Street Wise column online and contributed to the magazine’s Inside Wall Street column. Topics covered included economics, corporate finance, Fed policy, municipal bonds, mutual funds and dividend investing. She co-authored King of Capital, a biography of Citigroup Chairman Sandy Weill. She is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. … show moreshow less
23. Folio Investing
Since Folio launched in 2000, we have been dedicated to transforming the way people invest for the better. No other brokerage offers our unique combination of patented innovations, powerful platform, passion, and determination to help investors reap the benefits of smarter investing.
Schwab Intelligent Portfolios - an automated investment advisory service with no advisory fees, no account service fees, and no commissions charged. Investing has changed forever with Schwab Intelligent Portfolios – a service that builds, monitors and rebalances your portfolio so you don't have to.
25. TradeKingTradeKing Group, Inc. consists of companies with a singular focus on helping the independent investor succeed. TradeKing Securities, LLC, is TradeKing's flagship online broker/dealer for self-directed investors looking for a powerful, modern trading platform at a simple, low price. TradeKing Advisors, Inc. offers investors a range of affordable, professionally-managed portfolios through an automated and fully-transparent online process. The company's newest subsidiary TradeKing Media provides an extensive set of educational, informative and entertaining content and social collaboration channels. … show moreshow less
26. FT AlphavilleFT Alphaville is a free daily news and commentary service giving finance professionals the information they need, when they need it. In a world where market professionals are inundated with information there is a pressing need to edit and filter, and hopefully sow a few ideas along the way. That’s where the FT Alphaville team comes in. … show moreshow less
27. BlackRockBlackRock's business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We work only for our clients—period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future. That's why investors of all kinds have made us the world’s largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it’s why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges. … show moreshow less
31. WealthfrontWealthfront is the largest and fastest growing automated investment service. We combine world-class financial expertise and leading edge technology to provide sophisticated investment management at prices affordable for everyone. We've assembled a team of world-class financial experts and Silicon Valley’s best to deliver sophisticated investment management online. Our investment team is led by Dr. Burton Malkiel, renowned economist and author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Burt is complemented by a forward-thinking engineering team that has earned a reputation for state-of-the-art software development. … show moreshow less
32. The TellThe Tell is MarketWatch’s fast and engaging look at trends and themes in the day’s markets. Drawing on our reporters, analysts and commentators around the world, as well as selecting the best of the rest online, The Tell is all about the pulse of the markets through news, insight and strategic information to help you make the best investing decisions. … show moreshow less
33. Old School ValueSave time and achieve higher returns in the stock market with our Deep Fundamental Stock Analyzer. Gain confidence by knowing when to buy and sell. Get deep fundamental data and valuations about a company in 30 seconds. Instead of wasting time and energy collecting data and manually entering data into spreadsheets or calculators, let the Old School Value Stock Analyzer do all the hard work for you. This will save you hours of your own time so that you can focus on other areas. With the quality and breadth of fundamental analysis you get, gain confidence in your fundamental decisions. This will help you know when to buy and sell and achieve higher returns in the stock market. … show moreshow less
34. The Big PictureThe blog is a compendium of what a professional money manager (that’s me) is looking at, thinking about, and publishing on. I write most of it (with some help from the crew). It is designed for a wide audience ranging from investment professionals to media types to anyone else interested in investing, markets, and the economy, with a healthy sprinkling of behavioral analysis and digital media thrown in for good measure. (I approach most investing issues with one foot in the behavioral camp, the other thrown in with the quants). It is, by design, laden with facts, statistics, and informed, data-driven opinions. I avoid the squishy, touchy-feely “I think/hope/want” type of fact-free analysis so prevalent in the media and on Wall Street. This area has been my wheelhouse for ~20 years. I have been blogging on it since 2003 (earlier if you include Yahoo GeoCities). By sheer accident, TBP has become one of highest trafficked and best reviewed finance blogs on the web. I key in on what you should be thinking about when it comes to markets and the economy — and what you should not be doing with your time and money. The writing is designed to be very accessible — no PhD required. Hell, no college degree needed. If I can make this stuff understandable to my right brain art teacher wife and my 75 year old retired real estate agent mom, then I can help you learn the basics of markets, investing and the economy. … show moreshow less
35. SigFigOur mission is to build a new kind of investment company: one that uses science and data to help all investors, large and small, invest better. We’re a company that treasures innovation and values beautiful design; one whose DNA is not Wall Street; one which values simplicity and whose team revels in the opportunities created by technology. We are a company that creates transparency in an industry mired with conflicts of interest and hidden fees. … show moreshow less
37. PIMCO BlogWe are a global investment solutions provider with more than 2,400 dedicated professionals in 12 countries focused on a single mission: to manage risks and deliver returns for our clients. We manage investments for a wide range of clients, including public and private pension and retirement plans and other assets on behalf of millions of people from all walks of life around the world. We are also advisors and asset managers to companies, central banks, educational institutions, financial advisors, foundations and endowments. We are long-term investors and thought leaders. Our time-tested investment process guides both cyclical (short-term) and secular (three- to five- year) macroeconomic views and we combine those forecasts with in-depth research, security analysis and portfolio risk management. We focus intensely on providing superior service. From our founding in 1971, PIMCO’s team of investment professionals has been dedicated to client service, allowing our portfolio managers to focus on protecting client portfolios and delivering returns. We attract talented and passionate people driven by standards of professional excellence, integrity, intellectual rigor and discipline. We continue to evolve. Throughout our four decades we have been pioneers and continue to evolve as a provider of investment solutions across all asset classes. … show moreshow less
38. Ticker TapeBuy and hold isn’t dead, but it’s had a makeover. The intersection of technology and warp-speed market data has created a brand new world where Wall Street’s no longer in charge. Market activity that used to move across months can now happen in days. And best of all, you have lots more investment choices to help you gain control over your financial destiny. Curious about using investments like “alternatives” for your portfolio? We’ve got that covered. How about those tricky hedge strategies? That too. Thinking about ETFs and listed options? Done. Ticker Tape is a unique, next-gen brokerage hub with a rare approach to market literacy. Most self-directed investors can figure out what’s moving in the morning and get a stock quote. Then what? At thetickertape.com we bring you up-to-date market analyses, opinion, and education each trading day. So that stock quote becomes more meaningful. And maybe you discover a new investment idea. Something you hadn’t thought of. Our passion is tapping top analysts inside and outside of TD Ameritrade to help self-directed investors and traders take the conversation deeper. Pair these many insights with real-time, sophisticated platforms like TD Ameritrade’s thinkorswim®, Trade Architect®, and its mobile platforms, and even the most passive investor can learn to trade nearly any asset class, anywhere in the world, any time. … show moreshow less
40. Calculated RISK
Calculated Risk: Real name: Bill McBride (author since Jan 2005). A full time blogger, Mr. McBride retired as a senior executive from a small public company in the '90s. Mr. McBride holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine, and has a background in management, finance and economics.
42. Street AuthorityFounded in 2001 by industry veterans Lou Betancourt and Paul Tracy, StreetAuthority is a financial research and publishing company with offices in Austin, Texas and Gaithersburg, Maryland. Our mission is to help individual investors earn above-average profits by providing a source of independent, unbiased -- and most of all, profitable -- investing ideas. We accomplish this via StreetAuthority.com and the publishing of over a dozen widely-followed financial newsletters. Unlike traditional publishers, StreetAuthority doesn't simply regurgitate the latest stock market news. Instead, we provide in-depth research, plus specific investment ideas and immediate action to take based on the latest market events. StreetAuthority spends millions of dollars on research each year and employs a team of experts across the U.S. and Canada. Before joining us, these experts worked as senior analysts for Wall Street firms, financial advisors, investment relations presidents, and business reporters for major newspapers. As a result, we're able to uncover rare, profitable and compelling investing opportunities that you aren't likely to find anywhere else. We then present our research in simple, easy-to-understand language without the typical Wall Street double talk. And investors don't have to worry about a hidden agenda behind our research like they do with most Wall Street analysts. We have no business relationship or "side deals" with the companies we write about. Unlike some financial firms, StreetAuthority receives no compensation or promotional fees whatsoever from the companies we cover in our news articles or on our website. We're a 100% unbiased source of information. Our only obligation is to you, our reader. We strive to earn your business each and every day by offering thousands of free articles, special reports and stocks tips on our websites, and by selling all of our newsletters with one of the strongest 100% money-back guarantees in the business. Our entire business is built on making money for you -- our reader. We know you'll only stay with us if you profit. … show moreshow less
MarketFolly.com tracks prominent hedge funds and successful investors and provides updates on what they are buying/selling and why. The website covers SEC filings (13D, 13G, 13F, Form 4), hedge fund letters, investment conferences, and investment process.
Adam Feuerstein investigates the highly-speculative world of biotech stocks, and helps biotech investors avoid losing money.
47. Dr. Ed's BlogOur daily analysis of the latest economic and investment issues delivered by email promptly at the start of the business day, with a weekly compilation each Friday morning. The commentary provides objective, fact-based analysis of unfolding economic, political, and investment-related developments and draws conclusions about their short-and long-term ramifications for investment and business strategies. The focus is on actionable insights that decision-makers can put to use daily and for long-term planning purposes as well. … show moreshow less
48. CNA Finance
We are a group of traders, educators, and venture capitalists sharing our views on what's happening in the market.
Welcome to the Global Fixed Income (GFI) Blog! We look forward to providing you direct access to our investment team’s latest thoughts and perspectives on global fixed income markets and the global economy. We hope you visit the site regularly and we invite you to email us with your questions and comments!
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