5 financial advisor news blogs you should be following
The financial world is always changing. It’s important to keep an ear to the ground and continually work to improve your financial acumen with tips and insights from some of the top minds in the business. We’re big fans of the news resources and personal blogs on this list, which includes both the personal blogs of individual financial influencers and excellent feeds from leading brands in the financial services industry. Take your pick — they’re all great.
5 worthwhile financial advisor news blogs to follow
1. Nerd’s Eye View
Michael Kitces kicked his blog off in 2008 and never looked back. His articles on annuities, investments, taxes, estate planning, general financial planning, and more are always top-notch and colored with his own news and insightful commentary. Read this one to capitalize on current trends and improve your service quality with a more nuanced understanding of the technical side of financial services.
2. The Reformed Broker
Joshua Brown’s blog may be the most followed blog for financial advisors in the nation, and for good reason. His market-related insights and running commentary are always as colorful as they are insightful. With a combo of stats, satire, pop culture, sarcasm, fact, and fantasy, Joshua Brown’s fascinating personal account of financial events as they unfold has made it one of the most widely-read sites on the financial web since 2008.
3. The Big Picture
Barry Ritholtz writes the only financial blog to score a perfect 100.00 on Michael Kitces’ calculation of the best financial advisor news blogs in the industry (based on Moz rank, page authority, and Alexa traffic). Ritholtz’ discussions are data-driven, but always as accessible to the layperson as they are useful to sophisticated hedge fund managers. This is a hard balance to strike, but he does so with thought-provoking, insightful, and often contrarian analysis that’s always a joy to read.
4. Investopedia — News
This online financial advice giant maintains a superb financial news blog with sub-feeds catering to your individual interests (company, markets, trading, political, trends). This is the perfect place to start your day with a bird’s eye view of what’s moving and shaking in the financial world.
5. Good Financial Cents
Financial advisor Jeff Rose writes for Forbes, Business Insider, and Entrepreneur, and has contributed to numerous other major publications. The tagline of his financial advisor blog and website, Good Financial Cents, is “Making ‘cents’ of your financial life.” He offers plenty of great advice aimed at your clientele, but also an intriguing look into how to build a financial practice. Follow his blog to learn how he makes sense of the similar questions he gets from all of his clients and broadcasts his message to get more clients.
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This article was originally published in March, 2022. Updated February, 2023.