The Top 8 Sites for Company, Industry & Sector and Economic News and Analysis
CI editors list and review the best investment and financial websites.
August 16, 2014
At a Glance:
- Many free sections (including Economy)
- Fantastic economic calendar
- Free, live video of Bloomberg TV
Bloomberg News strives to be an influential source of reporting on economies, markets, companies, industries and governments with context and perspective. They have a well-earned reputation for being factual, fair and unbiased.
While many professionals read Bloomberg.com, there is no bar for individual investors to read the website. The commentary is very well-written and understandable by all. Both opinion and news analysis is offered on the site and the coverage is comprehensive and regularly updated. For economic data, Bloomberg offers a fantastic economic calendar highlighting all releases. In addition, it explains the definition of each release and its significance to market participants, as well as what is expected for the data. Bloomberg offers news and analysis on the latest events from around the world, which includes coverage and analysis of all the latest economic data in the U.S. ranging from the monthly jobs number to chain store sales. Analysis and commentary of the U.S. economy is provided by staff writers as well as established market participants via interviews. For example, recent analysis included a look at the shifting of power away from employers toward employees as the job market heats up. Due to its high quality and depth of information, Bloomberg.com is the Editors’ Choice for the Economic News category.
You can watch Bloomberg TV (Asia, Europe, and U.S.) for free on the website as well. Coverage is global, although there is ample material that is U.S.-focused. Nonetheless, since more and more American companies depend on sales abroad for their growth, Bloomberg’s global coverage can be useful.
Companies can be searched by quote, name or keyword. Charts and financial information are available for each company, as well as insight into the industry it operates in. Much of the website is free with only light advertising, which does not distract from the website’s purpose.