Sources of financial news

Most investors want to have reliable, regularly updated sources of information. When considering investing in global markets, it’s not always easy to get access to such information.

There are certainly plenty of websites based in the UK and the US that can come to the rescue. In some cases, it’s necessary to pay a subscription in order to get access to them. Here, we take a look at some popular choices.

Financial News

This is an online publication that offers a reasonable depth of information, although it may not be suited to absolute beginners in the world of investments.

Key topics covered on a regular basis include asset management, investment banking, private equity, trading and technology.

There are also regular special reports, often including interviews with leading names in the world of finance.

BBC Business

As might be expected, the BBC Business website offers good quality explanations of the latest stories, although may sometimes lack the depth of specialist publications.

The large team of journalists available to the BBC does mean, however, that there is good coverage of most financial topics.


A key source of information for many, offering quick responses to the latest news stories. As with BBC coverage, investors may feel that there is a lack of depth when dealing with some issues. That’s to be expected, given that the news organisations are often attempting to cover a broad range of subjects.

Reuters news feeds are also used by a number of other organisations. Even if you don’t visit the Reuters website on a regular basis, this means that it’s likely that you will be exposed to their journalism.

The Economist

For those familiar with the print version of this magazine, The Economist online provides the same high quality reporting and insight.

This is, however, provided on a subscription-only basis. At the present time of writing, an introductory offer means that it’s possible to subscribe at a rate of £1 per week.

Financial Times

Content at the website is also hidden behind a paywall, meaning that you’ll need to pay for access, in order to take a closer look at the stories that are listed online.

A premium subscription is currently priced at £6.79 per week, allowing unlimited access to the website, via desktop, mobile and tablet devices. You will also receive an exclusive letter from the editor, together with ePaper access.

With slightly less features available to you, the standard subscription (currently priced at £5.19 per week) is a cheaper option.

When it comes to investments, it’s important to have information at your finger-tips. With enough knowledge in place, you’ll be in a good position to make better investment decisions.

But how reliable is the information that you currently have? Could it be the right time to seek out alternative sources of information?