There are so many new daily blog subscribers, so first of all welcome everyone.
One question I keep getting asked is about my routine and what I read so let me use this post to try and gather as many of my lists as possible.
You can always search my archives.
For my daily work I rely on always the latest iPhone and the very newest Mac Air. I am loving my new Air and the large iPhone. I have a desktop and mostly use it for my Koyfin stock market research where I do my fundamental research, charting and list management (portfolio company).
On the free side, not much has changed since 2013 when I blogged my FREE reading list.
I try a lot of products and talk to a lot of founders which really is a substitute for reading I would do otherwise.
Prices tell me so much and so I look at thousands of prices and charts everyday.
My Stocktwits mobile notification follows (people that burst onto my screen). I think the right 30-50 people will get you all the market content, news and idea generation you will ever need. I get my earnings calendar and trending stocks notifications as well.
Robinhood – I use this account to track my main positions so it serves as a great mobile notification engine for big price moves and earnings calls.
All-time high lists (on Stocktwits @361capital posts these all the time).
I love the end of day, daily email from Stocktwits called ‘The Daily Rip‘.
I just added The Chart Report to my daily email reads.
My short list on Twitter (I do not use mobile notifications or lists but I might start again – mostly financial media)
Other subscriptions (very affordable) I pay for:
Ben Hunt’s Epsilon Theory. Ben and Rusty are two of my favorite financial market writers. Smart, philosophical and funny.
Ben Thompson’s Stratechery . Technology trends and deep strategic insights on the biggest technology companies.
NEW – Brian Lund – The Lund Loop – Intersection of markets, Trading and Life. Inexpensive weekly market insights and ideas.
As for idea generation and trading mentorship…I pay up for that.
I am lucky that some of my friends give me free access to their premium products namely:
JC Parets (All Star Charts)
Chris Kimble (Kimble Charting)
Ivanhoff (MarketWisdom) – NOTE – I also contribute to the product with my 8 to 80 list and monthly portfolio ideas.
Marketsmith (charts, relative strength and momentum leaders) (use this code for my discount)
Now that Stocktwits has launched premium Rooms (group chats) I plan on spending $150/month for my favorite traders. They include:
Zortrades – Swing Trading Ideas and mentorship
Jon Markman – Seasoned investor idea generation (entries and exits)
Mark Newton – Technical setups and trades
I run my own Stocktwits room – ‘Lindzanity‘ at $7.99/month. This is basically a 24/7/365 ask me anything about markets and I share ideas that are surfacing on my watchlists.
I think you can get away with most financial information you need for free, but I am lucky to be able to pay for great content and mentorship as well. I personally believe you have to spend money (not just time) to make money.
PS – One other question I get asked all the time on Stocktwits and Twitter is …I am a new investor and/or trader how do I get started?
First – TURN off the TV.
Short answer here on my blog . Use the latest tools, keep the costs down, follow my lists above and pay for mentorship.
As for books, JC has a great list of the best technical analysis books.
Michael Batnick has a great list of the best investing books.
As for podcasts – I do not yet listen to them on a regular basis. I want to get into a routine for creating and listening to podcasts and will update this post when I have a great list. A great place to start are the podcast archives of Patrick O’Shaughnessy and Barry Ritholtz’s Masters in Business. For aspiring venture capitalists, the AZ16 team pumps out a lot of content.
Get a routine going and you will be surprised how fast you learn.
Also published on Medium.