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Old 01-17-2006, 03:09 PM   #1
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I was just curious of what is the favorite of the 5 financial magazines: Forbes Fortune, Smart Money, Money and Kiplingerís. Or if you would like introduce another. I seem to bounce back and forth.

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Field and Stream, Food and Wine, Sunset, Sporting News and for my wife, Oprah's magazine "O".

Seriously, I get better investing advice from those, except the Oprah one, than any other ones i've seen.
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The Economist. Treat yourself.
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MoneySense (Canadian) and Money. The only gripe I have about MoneySense is that it's only issued every two months
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I susbscrbe to Kipliger's. I suspect I would get more out of it if I were more of a mutual fund investor, but it is readable and entertaining.
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Better Investing

is easily the best of all those mentioned for investing purposes.
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is easily the best of all those mentioned for investing purposes.
agreed, but it is mostly for investment clubs and it used to be a lot better.
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The Economist, hands down. All the rest are mostly filler material written to fill up the space between the ads.
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HMMM
I like - free - preferibly six month's to a year old - so I can get a good laugh at their advice(usually). Varies depending on the office I'm visiting - doc, dentist, eyes - even the tire store or barbershop.

heh heh heh heh

Long ago ?10+ yrs?? - it was Forbes.
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I like the free ones. You can read some financial magazines for free in their archives sections. I do that with a lot of magazines.
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Last night on a Cramer repeat, the madman himself was bad-mouthing buy-and-hold...

Topic for the show: how to speculate...
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The Economist. Treat yourself.
Good intelligent writing unlike most American magazines.
Bad politics though - they hate my favorite President and they show it by their biased writing!
And not much financial information - it is general news magazine
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:21 PM   #13
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1) Kiplingers (by far, and it's cheap $12-15/year)

2) Money
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I occasionally buy a mag if something catches my eye while wandering through Barnes and Noble...

On the web, I read CNN/Money, The Economist, Forbes, Business Week, Marketwatch, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, and others that escape me...

And, of course, e-r org, raddr pages, and retireearly... 8)
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Forbes is the only decent one IMHO....BizWeek is a lefty joke, Fortune isn't much better. Money is a good contrary indicator....Kiplinger isn't the best of the rest.
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Good intelligent writing unlike most American magazines.
Bad politics though - they hate my favorite President and they show it by their biased writing!
And not much financial information - it is general news magazine
I've always thought they were rather impartial and balanced politically (and I'm on the right!). They do the best job of any major media source of maintaining a neutral stance in their writing. Sometimes they criticize Bush (or other world leaders) but their criticism is presented factually and serves to to inform the reader instead of propagandize and persuade the reader of how incompetent the target of criticism is.



If the financial information you seek is Hot $tock picks or Hot Mutual Fund$ then the economist is definitely the wrong resource. But check it out if you are interested in the global economy and markets and business world.
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Funny, i always thought The Economist's politics were a little right of center, but also felt their comments were presented factually, with actual data, very little spin, and like justin felt that any criticism was well warranted.

Huh...factual information with verifiable supporting data and minimum spin...what an alien concept...
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I have had a subscription for 25+ years including whilst living in the UK and now the US. In the UK The Economist is very much a 'right'/conservative magazine. In the US they would be considered conservative in that they favor business development. For example they strongly favor free trade and have done so for 150 years now. But they will happily tear apart stupid conservative politicians, which is refreshing.

For economic data see the back of their magazine. Lots of data.

One thing they developed that I think simplifies an analysis of exchange rates is the Big Mac Index" which compares the cost of a Big Mac in most countries. Tells you almost immediately and most accurately whose currency is mispriced. (But not, unfortunately, when the inevitable correction will occur.)
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Funny, i always thought The Economist's politics were a little right of center, but also felt their comments were presented factually, with actual data, very little spin, and like justin felt that any criticism was well warranted.

Huh...factual information with verifiable supporting data and minimum spin...what an alien concept...
Maybe a touch right of center, in that they assume their reader accepts "economics" as the framework in which the world works. To that extent, many of their articles are implicitly or explicitly economics-based (or touch on economic aspects of the underlying story). As opposed to the typical left (or right!) leaning magazine that ignores economic realities in favor of editorialization.

When I first discovered the Economist, it was like a breath of fresh air. No need to figure out what their political take is on things in order to interpret their articles and get at what the truth probably is.
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Now, if it didnt take me a month to finally get around to finishing each issue... :P
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