Are you just starting out in the financial industry? Or perhaps you’re learning the ropes of share market investment, gold buying, or taking on a forex training course?
Whatever your financial position, keeping up to date with the latest finance news is crucial – you’ll never get anywhere in the financial world unless you know exactly what’s going on and what’s coming up.
Trusted News Sites
Trusted news websites are generally the best place to keep abreast with financial news. These are usually run by big corporations, and are generally well-respected and trusted in the world of finance.
In Australia, the Australian Financial Review is one such website/magazine that often delivers reliable and cutting-edge financial information. You may also want to look for financial sites that focus on delivering “breaking” news, like Reuters, for example.
Once you find a few trusted sites, bookmark these in your browser and check them regularly. Alternatively, you might want to sign up to their newsletter lists, or even set one site as your browser home page.
Social Media Sites – Facebook and Twitter
Social media sites can also be great places to find the latest finance news. Many financial websites and businesses will have a strong Facebook marketing campaign and often use Facebook to promote their articles and announcements. This can be a great way to stay on top of headlines and announcements. If you’re unsure where to start, almost all websites these days will have an icon on their website, which you can use to connect to their relevant social media page. Even the Australian Financial Review, for example, has a Facebook page.
A lot of companies also use Twitter to announce headlines, release breaking news, and report on various movements in the financial industry. The great thing about it is that you can subscribe to lots of different feeds at any one time, so you can get all the latest news from your favourite websites, companies, magazines, and financial experts at the same time. The other benefit of Twitter is that its posts are super short (160 characters or less). This means you can easily browse through information, and then choose what’s relevant to you and what you want to read.
If you need to keep up with daily market fluctuations and movements, grabbing a widget for your desktop can be highly useful. A widget simply sits on your PC, is easily accessible, and refreshes on a regular basis. This allows you to see hourly or daily statisticsin regards to your chosen market. Those working in finance, or who are actively involved in investments,may find widgets very beneficial, particularly when wanting to stay on top of the latest news and activities.
Tip: Check news updates – If you’re looking for data on a specific topic, you’ll no doubt find lots of information online. But you should be aware that some of this information won’t be the latest – and some of it will be quite outdated.