Staying up-to-date is essential in investing. Investors must understand what they are buying or run the risk of losing their entire investment. The days of trusting your adviser 100% are long gone. Look at what happened to Bernie Madoff’s clients. Investors need to understand the lingo and how markets operate even if they leave the specifics to a mutual fund. Markets change daily, investors need to stay up-to-date with all the left behind.
Here are some critical newspapers that investors should subscribe to:
The essential newspaper for businessmen and investors.
Make your weekends more productive and insightful with this newspaper.
Local newspapers for local municipality information. If you don’t subscribe at least watch the newspaper’s website every day and set up alerts on Google News with keywords relating to their municipalities your own.
An expensive industry publication that serious bond investors should think about subscribing to. It costs almost $3000 a year to subscribe to! Visit their website at least.
These books help solidify any investors Bond knowledge:
This is a great guide to bonds in the bond market. The style is a little too playful at times but the information a solid.
Useful insight from a bond manager who lives in the trenches every day. This book is full of real world insight and tips from the post-2008 credit crisis world.
A pretty cocky title! And investment manager helps to demystify the opaque bond market.
Websites that specialize in bond information:
- investinginbonds.com – Bond purchasing informationDr. Tatlock
- EMMA – MSRB – Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board – Read the Official Statement and also use the EMMA System Alerts feature to stay up to date on any important disclosures.
- napfa.org – locate financial planners
- brokercheck.finra.org – check on a broker
- adviserinfo.sec.gov – check out an investment advisor or advisory firm
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