Learning how to invest: three publications to follow

February 21, 2013

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.

Institutional Investor
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.


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  • Karyn S February 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I’m thinking of investing so these are good references to check out. Thank you for posting them I appreciate it.

    • Marissa February 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      You’re welcome!

  • DC @ Young Adult Money February 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    It could be a few years before I’m actively investing in the stock market….I do have money in my 401k but it’s in mutual funds, and there aren’t a ton of options to choose from.

    • Marissa February 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      Agreed. I like being actively involved.

  • John S @ Frugal Rules February 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    These are all very good resources to use. There are a lot of good resources out there to use if you’re just getting started with investing in the stock market. The thing I have found is many lack the confidence because their knowledge level is not that high. However, a little knowledge goes a long way when it comes to investing.

    • Marissa February 27, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Agreed! I’m surprised at how many people are uncomfortable with it.

  • Average Joe February 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    These are all great publications. The only time I get frustrated is when they have articles like Top 5 Stocks You Need To Own NOW!

    • Marissa February 27, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      Helping raise the prices of those stocks. Ever wonder if those are rigged?

  • Brick By Brick Investing | Marvin February 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    All great sources of information. I would also advise that you develop and decide what strategy you intend to use when investing. Are you looking for long term results or short term gains? The answer to questions like this will change the way you learn about investing significantly!

    • Marissa February 27, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      I did a risk tolerance test before I started, and I recommend it for EVERYONE.

  • Justin@TheFrugalPath February 22, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    It’s important to have a good reliable source for investing information. Stocks are so time sensitive and there are so many variables that can affect a stock’s price. Using a “hot stock” tip from a friend or co-worker is a horrible idea and can ruin a relationship, yet so many people still use them.

    • Marissa February 27, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Agreed. Its all about picking a niche and being on top of industry trends.

  • Elizabeth @ Broke Professionals February 23, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I’m familiar with #1 and #2, but never heard of #3 – thank you for the recommendation! I’m definitely going to check it out.

    • Marissa February 27, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      You’re welcome.

  • Kevin Watts February 24, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Thank you for this post. I have been meaning to search for a few good resources on investing. I will definitely check these out.

    • Marissa February 27, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      You’re welcome. Thank you for stopping by.

  • Kevin Watts February 24, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Good looks on the forex venture. One of my colleagues is always on it and he makes about $200-$300 a week. He took a couple of courses and learned how to actually make money with this. With the nice site idea I recommended looking at http://www.nichepursuits.com. Spencer has an actual case study where is building a site from the ground up

    • Marissa February 27, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      interesting. I’ll certainly explore it further.

  • Eddie February 25, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I LOVE the GlobeInvestor magazine. Simply a great mag!!

    • Marissa February 27, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      It sure is. I also like reading Canadian blogs too.

  • Irfan February 26, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Great information, My personal choice is CNN’s Money magazine.
    Looking forward for most information


    • Marissa February 27, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      Hmm, good to know, and thank you for stopping by.

  • Adam Roseland July 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Nice post. I love that you didn’t just throw out 3 mainstream publications… and actually provided some useful content. Well done!