View Full Version : WSJ or IBD?

09-01-2005, 01:02 PM
I was wondering which one is better for general information on businesses and stocks or whatever. Like a lot of others on the forum, I have some extra money from poker and would like to get started investing, but I figure I should start regular reading news. Thanks for any input that anyone can give me.

09-01-2005, 05:04 PM
IBD will give you more "investable" analysis/informtaion than WSJ.

If your only interest is in reading the business news, then you could start with sites like:

09-01-2005, 09:44 PM
I made a post by this a few weeks back.

I'm not a trader, so I decided to go with WSJ, which includes Barron. It is worth the $10/month. I am happy so far.

I will just pick up IBD at the newstand every few weeks.

09-02-2005, 03:41 AM
My impression of the WSJ was old school fundamental pipe and pajamas readers.

I've always liked IBD. It's the paper for traders and those who want to know what sectors are cutting edge.

09-02-2005, 09:50 AM
The problem with any paper these days is that they are yesterday's news and any info has already been priced into the stock. That said, the online WSJ with Barrons is probably your best bet. Also build yourself a Yahoo stock portfolio and get breaking news coverage.

09-02-2005, 12:26 PM
Not necessarily. IBD's New America page has good ideas for the future.

09-02-2005, 04:57 PM
Thanks for the replies guys. I'm not looking for a paper to become a trader or anything like that. I plan to put a lot of my money into mutual funds. I just think I'd be better off if I were more well-informed about what's going on. Currently, I read almost no news, and I'd like to change that.

09-02-2005, 11:55 PM
IBD all the way...you could always screen your stocks on investors.com..the eps and rs ranking is an unbiased indicator...

If you are just looking for mutual funds just look up morningstar.com and find a growth fund. dont over diversify or diworseify your portfolio

09-06-2005, 01:03 AM

I hope you send your money to Vanguard. It will be worth much more in 10 or 20 years then similar mutual choices with other mutual fund families because your costs will be so much less, like a no-rake home game versus casinos with full rake/time and tips.

Also, I consider WSJ real news and features and IBD semi-speculation along with the gospel of Bill O"Neil which can become very annoying.

09-06-2005, 02:42 AM
Yahoo! Finance's news section is very good. I always start with that, especially the market update.

WSJ is just extra reading for me. Start with Yahoo, it is free /images/graemlins/smile.gif If you find yourself wanting more then WSJ/Barron's is a good source