I recently graduated college with a finance degree, so I
understand the fundamental and technical concepts, but I’ve always been pretty
clueless when it comes to the real-world side of things (e.g., I can’t hold my
own in a discussion on the economy, or say what the market closed at today,
etc.). I subscribed to the Wall Street Journal a while back in an attempt to
remedy this, but rarely actually read it at the time so ended up canceling
after a few months.
Now that I’m starting up in the financial advising industry,
I have both a desire and an obligation to stay well-versed in what’s going on
in the finance world (everything from general economy info to investment
strategies and so on) and am looking for good sources of fairly unbiased information
(i.e., I don’t want to learn what’s going on in the economy from Fox News).
So how do you financial advisors and other knowledgeable
individuals out there do it? I’ve considered subscribing to the Wall Street
Journal again since I’d no longer have the same problem of letting them all
stack up unread, but want to see if anyone has other suggestions – magazines,
websites, TV programs, etc.