Did you know that the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ are the two largest stock exchanges in the world by market capitalization?
Together, the two of them account for nearly $46 trillion, or about half of the record $95 trillion reached in November 2020.
It’s no surprise that interest in the stock market and stock trading and investing is growing.
In this article, we’ll cover 10 of the most popular stock market blogs that can help you learn about investing, personal finance, and more.
Across these blogs, you’ll learn what an IPO is, learn how to find earnings reports, find the latest stock price in real-time, and more.
10 Popular Stock Market and Investment Blogs
For those who want to learn more about the stock market and or are beginning to invest for the first time, we’ve compiled a list of the top blogs to help you get started.
Bear in mind, though, that these aren’t listed in any particular order—they’re all great in their own right.
While all of these won’t tell you all the best stocks to put all your money into now, they will educate you and equip you with the information you need to build wealth.
- The Reformed Broker
- The Big Picture
- Nerd’s Eye View
- Calculated Risk
- Seeking Alpha
- The Motley Fool
- A Wealth of Common Sense
- The Belle Curve
1. The Reformed Broker
The Reformed Broker is owned and operated by Josh Brown, an NYC-based financial advisor and CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management. In addition to his blog, he has a podcast, has written three books, and serves on the board of directors of some financial technology firms. He started the blog in November 2008.
On the blog, he covers stock markets, equity markets, economics, politics, finance, and culture. He is adamant about the fact that he doesn’t provide financial advice or provide any kind of forecasts to tell people what to invest in. It is a forecast-free blog!
2. The Big Picture
The Big Picture is the brainchild of Barry Ritholz, the co-founder, chairman, and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management.
He’s the author of several books and also hosts the Masters in Business (MiB) podcast. He started the blog in 2011.
His blog tends to focus on data analysis and behavioral economics. He looks at how a lot of current issues, such as the pandemic, influence things. He also shares the books he’s reading or other content he finds interesting.
Similar to The Reformed Broker, he does not provide financial advice or investing forecasts.
3. Nerd’s Eye View
Aimed at financial advisors, the information he shares can also be helpful to the common person, who has little to no background in finance.
On the blog, he covers client trust and communication, debt and liabilities, general financial planning, estate planning, annuities, career development, insurance, retirement planning, technology and advisor fintech, real estate, taxes, practice management, and more.
4. Calculated Risk
Calculated Risk is a blog that’s been around since January of 2005. It’s owned and operated by Bill McBride.
Though there’s not a lot of information on individual stocks, it’s still a great source of economic information and commentary. You can expect to see about three new posts every day on the blog.
McBride started the blog after he retired as a technology executive. The blog has grown widely in popularity for the simple fact that the predictions he makes aren’t just random shots in the dark.
He was ahead of the game when he talked about the housing bubble, poor bank lending practices, and the general economic collapse.
The good news is, though, he looks at everything without political bias, remains impartial, and lays everything out in a way that avoids panic and hysteria.
5. Seeking Alpha
Seeking Alpha prides itself on being the world’s largest investing community. Rather than a single blogger or small group of bloggers, everything on this website is based on crowdsourcing. There’s wisdom in numbers.
More than 7,000 contributors publish more than 10,000 investment strategies and ideas every month, and the site boasts 40 million monthly visits.
Seeking Alpha covers investing ideas, stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), small-cap stocks not analyzed elsewhere, commodities, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and more.
The PRO version is a paid membership that provides subscribers with access to a variety of more in-depth information to help support their investment decisions.
6. The Motley Fool
The Motley Fool is a well-known financial and investing blog that’s been online since 1993. Founded by brothers Tom and David Gardner, the blog has grown to international fame.
On the blog, you’ll find about 23 new posts a day, covering everything from the latest news and investing advice, to personal finance advice so that people can take and maintain control over their money, and more. The main goal is to help people achieve financial freedom.
It’s also a good source of information for technical analysis and trading strategies.
Headquartered in VA, the company has offices in Denver, Colorado, and Sydney, Australia. There are versions of the site available to help companies and investors in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Australia.
In addition to MarketWatch, they own and operate: The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Factiva, Dow Jones Newswires, and Financial News.
MarketWatch is one of the hottest blogs on the web, with more than 16 million visitors every month.
With about 18 posts every day, it is a prime source of information for stock market news and quotes, along with personal finance advice, company news, industry reports, and more.
8. A Wealth of Common Sense
A Wealth of Common Sense is a blog owned and operated by Ben Carlson, a certified financial advisor, and Director of Institutional Asset Management at Ritholtz Wealth Management. He’s written four books about saving money and investing.
On the blog, he explains highly complex financial and investment topics in a way that anyone can understand. By focusing on using “common sense language,” he makes financial literacy easily attainable.
You don’t have to be a fund manager to enjoy this blog. This is a great resource for beginners who want to start with broad strokes.
9. The Belle Curve
The Belle Curve is a finance blog owned and written by Blair duQuesnay. She’s a certified financial advisor, certified financial planner, and investment advisor. Like many others on this list, she works at Ritholtz Wealth Management.
Her blog is a mix of personal anecdotes and a weekly installment called “This Week in Women.” Every week, she goes live on social media platforms such as Instagram or Clubhouse with a guest. There, she discusses a personal finance or investment topic with another woman in the industry.
StockCharts was founded in 1999 by Chip Anderson. Anderson is a former Microsoft developer who worked on the first versions of Windows. He built the platform out of a desire to make data more accessible through quality data visualization.
StockCharts is a blog, well, full of charts, analysis tools, and commentary to help you invest. They cover current market observations and valuations, but there’s plenty of charting and education mixed in to help people along in their investment journey.
There is a premium version that provides access to more in-depth tools and analysis.
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