Investing newsletters are an old-school resource that our readers who may be a bit longer in the tooth would have had to rely on in those dark days before the internet.
In my most recent re-reading of ‘One Up on Wall Street’ by Peter Lynch (a must for any retail investor), I noted the much-maligned investor Harry Houndstooth’s reliance on a $250-a-year stock market newsletter. It made me appreciate the sheer level of information we now have at our fingertips.
However, this is not a vilification of paid newsletters. Far from it. As information has become ubiquitous and free to the retail investor, these paid newsletters have had to stay ahead of the trend in order to be worth the dough! We’ve listed the best investing newsletters, both free and paid-for, to help you drown out the noise and start to think like an investor.
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Best Stock Picking Newsletter: Stock Advisor by The Motley Fool
Beat the market. If you’ve heard of The Motley Fool’s Stock Advisor before than I’m sure this phrase is what you associate it with. And rightly so, because it does what it says on the tin.
Picks from Stock Advisor boast a 359% return on investment since its initiation 17 years ago. Your monthly newsletter will contain stock recommendations and the investment thesis behind them from Tom and David Gardner, the famous investing brothers who started The Motley Fool. Some highlights include a return of over 13,000% on Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), over 11,000% on Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and over 8,000% on Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG)
The annual fee is a drop in the bucket in comparison to the potential winners you will add to your portfolio thanks to Stock Advisor. Its been one of the most popular investing newsletters for years for a reason.
- When? Every month
- How Much? $99 a year
- Where do I sign up? Stock Advisor
Best Tech News: The Daily Update by Stratechery
Written by Ben Thompson, one of the greatest technology writers us investors can avail of, The Daily Update is roughly 2,000 words on the day’s biggest stories, which focuses a lot more on the why rather than the what.
While some of you out there may balk at the idea of paying for content alone, trust me, after reading Thompson’s writing you will become a better investor. He may not be providing new stock recommendations, but if you are a dedicated reader of The Daily Update, the knowledge and learnings you can take from it into your investing life will make the subscription fee seem like a bargain.
- When? Monday-Thursday
- How much? $12/month or $120/year
- Where do I sign up? Stratechery
Best Investing Research: Morningstar
I’m bending the rules here a bit for Morningstar as it is quite a bit more than just a newsletter. However, it is an incredibly useful and far-reaching tool for any investor looking to craft their investing strategy.
If you are willing to pay for a subscription for your investing information, there are much worse places to invest in yourself than Morningstar. Whether your interest lies in Stocks, Funds, ETFs, Bonds, or personal financial planning, Morningstar is right up your alley.
It also has a handy two-week free-trial so you can test it out and see if it’s for you before committing to a paid subscription.
- How much? $29.95/month
- Where do I sign up? Morningstar
Best Investing Newsletter To Cut Through The Noise: Fastball
Fun, snappy, valuable: That’s Fastball for you!
For those that are tired of getting dozens of notifications every morning that all say the same thing, then Fastball is the newsletter for you. We bring you the most important news of the day for investors, cutting through all of the noise in our uniquely fun and jargon-free style, all in under 3 minutes a day. Let Fastball do the heavy lifting in the morning to bring you the news that matters.
- When? Every morning
- How much? Free
- Where can I sign up? Fastball
Best Investing Newsletter for the Commute to Work: Morning Brew
Our first freebie on the list and it’s a good ’un.
The perfect side dish for any investor’s breakfast plate, The Morning Brew lets you start the day ahead of the curve. It collates the day’s top stories and delivers them to your inbox. While it does have a business focus, its range of topics is a bit more expansive than some of the other newsletters on this list. From geopolitics to real-estate appraisal, the Morning Brew caters to a lot of specialties. It’s a great accompaniment on your morning commute, except for you cyclists. Maybe concentrate on getting to work in one piece, then read it.
- When? Every Morning
- How much? Free
- Where can I sign up? Morning Brew
Best Investing Newsletter for the Commute Home: Finimize
Let the news come to you. This is basically Finimize’s mission statement.
They will send you the two biggest business news articles from the global economy every day. The sign up is simply just your name and email address, and most importantly, it’s free! I find Finimize to be a great resource to keep me clued in when I’m on the go or have a particularly busy workday and don’t have the time to catch up on the day’s stories. The newsletter is sent out just as you’re finishing up for the day, so let the Morning Brew get you to work and Finimize take you home.
- When? Every evening
- How much? Free
- Where can I sign up? Finimize
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Michael's first and favorite stock is Square, which he sees becoming a massive player in the payments industry and a leader in the war on cash.