In today’s economy, it is wise to gather your income where you can. On top of working a job or cultivating a career, you can also get your money to work for you — by investing. But how do you choose what to put your hard-earned money towards, and which investments will be sure to yield income? Asking the right people, or going to the right source material can help you find the answers to these questions. Learning how to invest isn’t always difficult. There are tons resources on the web, in newspapers, and magazines. Here are three publications to help budding investors get on the right track.
Global Investor Magazine
Established in 1985, Global Investor Magazine has since expanded to include a website and hosting events for the financial-minded. It covers financial news from across the globe, including Asia, Europe and the Americas. The magazine’s website contains a wealth of information for the casual browser, and there are RSS feeds to subscribe to, for those who want to know when more news is available. But for a fee, there is the option to subscribe and gain access to even more information and the rest of the Global Investor community.
CNN’s Money Magazine
This publication covers everything you need to know about money — how to save it, how to use it, and how to invest it. It also includes news on how the markets are doing, real-life success (and failure) stories, advice from experts, and profiles on successful companies. Money Magazine offers a substantial amount of information for beginners just learning about return on equity after investing with Clime, to hardboiled business people keeping an eye on the scene. Keep yourself up-to-date on the financial front, and subscribe to Money Magazine.
The Institutional Investor is an online, internationally-minded “magazine”, with multimedia components like videos, webcasts and podcasts, which means you can get your information on the go in a variety of different formats. The site’s layout is reminiscent of the Wall Street Journal, or other broadsheet newspapers, which makes it easy to browse and read. There’s also the option to subscribe to get access to even more content, and have tailored newsletters sent straight to your inbox.
The above are just a few examples of what is available; there are so many more publications, both physical and online, that provide useful information on investing and beyond. The websites of many reputable financial publications are a good place to start learning the basics of investing and finance, but once you understand the concept more and put it into practice, there are more specific publications to subscribe to, and communities that can be joined. The key to understanding your investments is to keep reading and staying on top of the news.