I get asked a fair amount about my morning routine and the sites, services and sources I use on a daily basis to stay up-to-date with the markets so I decided to share a few of them here:
- Twitter has become an invaluable resource for me and a couple of the services I use are based on Twitter activity. It’s the first thing I check in the morning and I make a point to read every tweet from everyone I follow – I think that highly of them! See all 75 Twitter accounts I follow.
- A few months ago I found the Nuzzel app. It aggregates news stories shared by those I follow on Twitter and ranks them by popularity. It also has a section of popular articles shared by folks that I don’t follow which is probably even more helpful. Get the Nuzzel app here.
- StreetEye is a website I found a while back that is similar to Nuzzel in that it ranks stories by popularity on Twitter. The main difference is that they have independently determined the finance tweeps who regularly share the most relevant and valuable stuff and focus just on them. Visit StreetEye.com. I also prefer to read StreetEye through the Kite app which is sort of like Instagram for news. Get the Kite app here.
- I use Feedly to follow a number of blogs including Abnormal Returns, Avondale, Humble Student of the Markets, Meb Faber Research, Philosophical Economics, Short Side of Long, and many others. Get Feedly here.
- I enjoy the Zite app which was recently acquired by Flipboard, whose app I also use. Within Zite I’ve selected a number of categories that interest me including business, economics, finance, investing, stocks, etc. and by favoriting certain stories it’s really become nicely tailored to my personal interests and preferences. Get the Zite app here.
If you can’t tell by now I’m a news junkie. I use each of these at least once a day. And I thought it would never happen but, as a whole, they have now entirely replaced physical newspapers and magazines for me.