The Wall Street Journal: Published by Dow Jones and Company, the Wall Street Journal is a leading global newspaper with a focus on business. Founded in 1889, the newspaper has grown to a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million readers. In 1994, Dow Jones introduced the Wall Street Journal Special Editions, special sections written in local languages that are featured in more than thirty leading national newspapers worldwide. The Wall Street Journal Americas, published in Spanish and Portuguese, is included in approximately twenty leading Latin American newspapers. The Wall Street Journal offers one-year print-only subscriptions for $119, one-year online subscriptions for $104, and a combination one-year print and online subscription for $140.
Barron's: Barron's is also known as the Dow Jones Business and Financial Weekly. With its first edition published in 1921, Barron's offers its readers news reports and analyses on financial markets worldwide. Investors will also find a wealth of tips regarding investment techniques. One-year print-only subscriptions are $99, a one-year print plus online subscription runs $149, and a one-year online-only subscription costs $79. 800-975-8620
Investor's Business Daily: Founded in 1984, Investor's Business Daily is a newspaper focusing on business, financial, economic, and national news. The publication places a strong emphasis on offering its readers timely information on stock market and stock market-related issues. The front page of each issue provides a brief overview of the most important business news of the day. It's published five days a week, Monday through Friday, and you can get a one-year subscription for $295, which includes full access to its website. The strictly online edition, called eIBD, offers annual subscriptions for $235 or monthly subscriptions for $28.95 per month. A one-year subscription to the daily print edition and eIBD is $365. 800-459-6706
Forbes: Forbes magazine is a biweekly business magazine for “those who run business today — or aspire to.” Each issue contains stories on companies, management strategies, global trends, technology, taxes, law, capital markets, and investments. A one-year subscription, or twenty-six issues, is $59.95, and that comes with complete access to it's real-time website. 800-888-9896
Money: Money is a monthly personal finance magazine from Time-Warner publications, covering such topics as family finances, investment careers, taxes, and insurance. Each issue includes tips, advice, and strategies for smart investing. The magazine also features other related matters like finding cheap flights, buying a home, and preparing for tax season. It also offers a substantive annual mutual fund guide. A one-year subscription, or thirteen issues, is $14.95. 800-633-9970
BusinessWeek: This weekly publication comes jam-packed with comprehensive coverage of both the U.S. and global business scene. From the economy to politics to how both impact stock prices, BusinessWeek provides in-depth market analysis and incisive investigative reporting. A twelve-week subscription costs $12 and a fifty-week subscription is $46, including online access.
Fortune: Every month, Fortune magazine, a Time-Warner publication, offers analysis of the business marketplace. The publication's annual ranking of the top 500 American companies is one of its most widely read features. Fortune has been covering business and business-related topics since its origins in 1930. A one-year subscription, or twenty-five issues, is $19.99. 800-621-8000
Smart Money: Smart Money, a monthly personal finance magazine, offers readers ideas for investing, spending, and saving. The publication also covers automotive, technology, and lifestyle subjects, including upscale travel, footwear, fine wine, and music. One-year subscriptions are $11, and two-year subscriptions cost $18. 800-444-4204
Kiplinger's Personal Finance: One of the most respected names in financial publications, Kiplinger's offers investing ideas, updates on companies, insider interviews with top financial experts and fund managers, and very detailed listings of the best-performing mutual funds in a wide range of categories. One-year subscriptions cost $12 for either the print or digital edition. 800-544-0155
ValueLine Investment Survey: A weekly publication available at most libraries and through subscription, it offers ratings, reports, opinions, and analysis on about 130 stocks in seven or eight industries on a weekly basis. Approximately 1,700 stocks in about ninety-four industries are covered every thirteen weeks. CD-Rom subscribers can also purchase an expanded version containing reviews of 5,000 stocks. A thirteen-week trial subscription, which includes full online access, costs $75; a one-year subscription costs $598. 800-634-3583
There are dozens of publications that can be very helpful to investors. These financially oriented newspapers, magazines, and newsletters offer valuable insights about the markets, including stock tips, mutual fund rankings, and in-depth articles with a more educational angle. Publications can be a good place to get investing ideas, but you must still do your own research and analysis and make sure an investment fits well in your portfolio before you make any purchase decision.
Subscription prices listed are those posted on the publications' websites as of April 2009 and may represent special or limited-time offers. To help you decide which publications are the most useful to you before you shell out the money for a long-term subscription, visit your local library. Among other resources, you can gain valuable insight about investing from the following: