The Top 8 Sites for Company, Industry & Sector and Economic News and Analysis

CI editors list and review the best investment and financial websites.

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Economic News

Economic data and its subsequent analysis and commentary form the winds any market shifts under. Without this information, investors would be blind to the major factors driving the market. In this space, there are several types of participants: those who prepare the economic data (and release it), those who analyze and comment on it and those who digest one or both of the first two. Usually the government collects, prepares and releases economic data to the public. Economists and analysts analyze and summarize the significance of the data. The third type of participant is anyone who consumes the economic data or analysis for use in their professional or personal life.

While there is no need to become an economist, a prudent individual investor should understand major economic news, what it represents and which companies and industries might benefit or lose by it.

Websites are generally segmented into those that release raw data and those that analyze and comment on it. Our list focuses on economic news and analysis more than on data. To that end, we highlight websites that offer a bevy of information for review and analysis by an individual investor. Although some websites require a subscription for access to select content, most offer some level of access for free. While the websites that follow seem comprehensive in nature, it’s important to remember that no single site has everything.