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Jul 14, 2006 5:40 am

brought you the most insight, knowledge, etc.

basically would you recommend a newbie to invest their time, in books or magazines/newspapers.

or just forum it all day long(current status)

Jul 14, 2006 1:32 pm

I read 3 newspapers a day. 2 local and WSJ. Read Barrons weekly. Forbes 2X/mo. Smart Money monthly. Read lots of online material of interest to me. We MUST be better informed than our clients. Try to develop a macro view and then operate within that view.

Jul 15, 2006 12:05 am

Ditto, on what's been mentioned so far. In addition, I read Worth and CFO Magazine. Both are free to qualified subscribers.

The Worth Magazine, I read, is not the one they sell in bookstores, I don't believe. This one is geared toward the ultra-high net worth readers. It has fantastic articles on the issues faced by those of the "higher net worth" set.

It's also "broker friendly". By that, I mean each issue normally has one or two articles about getting the most out of your financial advisor, how to select the best advisor, etc. You won't find any ads for discount brokers, in this magazine. The editors of the magazine assume their readers have financial advisors. Definitely, a classy magazine.

The magazine has a website: . Check it out.

CFO Magazine is good for detailing the issues faced by company CFO's. Why is that important to us? If you meet a CFO and are relatively conversant in the issues of the day, that affect them, then you've just gotten a leg up on the competition.

Their website is: .

Of course, the above readings don't include the number of free emails to which I subscribe. You can get up-to-date, industry-specific, emails detailing the issues facing whatever industries you've chosen to market.

My readings generally cover 3 main categories: brokerage industry issues, general financial/investment/tax issues, and industry-specific issues.  

Jul 15, 2006 12:20 am

no one reads the economist?

Jul 15, 2006 12:52 am

[quote=brothaK]no one reads the economist?[/quote]

Everybody is a salesman--not economists.

Is there a Cliff Note's version?

Jul 15, 2006 12:58 am

[quote=NASD Newbie]

[quote=brothaK]no one reads the economist?[/quote]

Everybody is a salesman--not economists.

Is there a Cliff Note's version?


C'mon now NASD are you getting stupid on us? 

Just keeping you sharp.