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Where to Find Great Investment Ideas

Tracey Ryniec
  • (0:30) - Where To Find Stock Ideas?
  • (2:30) - Newspaper Sources: Using Wall Street Journal and Financial Times
  • (12:45) - Is Barron’s A Good Stock Market Source? 
  • (15:00) - Finding Stock Market Information From Magazines: Business Week and The Economist
  • (25:15) - Episode Roundup: FIVE, ISRG, UFO, IRBO, FINX, FIVG, BYND, K
  •                 Podcast@Zacks.com

Welcome to Episode #175 of the Zacks Market Edge Podcast.

Every week, host and Zacks stock strategist, Tracey Ryniec, will be joined by guests to discuss the hottest investing topics in stocks, bonds and ETFs and how it impacts your life.

In this episode, Tracey is joined by Zacks Director of ETF Research, Neena Mishra, to talk about what newspapers and magazines they read to discover new investing ideas.

You don’t have to read the paper versions, as digital will work just fine, but both newspapers and magazines provide a plethora of investing ideas for both stocks and ETFs.

Newspapers: Old Fashioned or a Great Source?

No one does it better than some of the large international newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

They have hundreds of reporters around the globe covering businesses and economic trends.

Both offer some free articles every month before you need to subscribe. Also, look for subscriber deals.

Neena uses the Financial Times to find ETF ideas in Space, Robotics and FinTech.

Some ETFs in those areas that stand out include the Procure Space ETF UFO and the Global X FinTech ETF FINX.

What about Barron’s?

This weekly paper offers some great stock lists. It’s especially good at targeting small cap stocks you might not have heard of like Five Below FIVE.

Top Magazines for Stock Ideas

Despite being left for dead, people are still reading magazines.

Bloomberg Businessweek is great at covering trending topics like pot, social media and beauty.

It will also drill down into a company so investors can get a better idea of the business.

Recently, it featured Intuitive Surgical’s ISRG growth plan which was a real eye-opener for Tracey.

But what about finding investing ideas in your everyday reading?

Readers of Eating Well magazine wouldn’t be surprised by the mania in meatless products as the magazine recently featured 5 of the healthiest store-bought veggie burgers.

Included on the list was Beyond Meat’s BYND burger.

But what about the others on the list? Who makes the other meatless burgers? You might be surprised about what investing ideas lurk there.  

What else should you know about finding investing ideas in newspapers and magazines?

Listen to this week’s podcast to find out.

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