If you are looking for the best sources for investment news and information, then the following list should be more than enough to keep you on top of everything that is constantly changing. At Fortrus Financial, we consistently check with these investment sites to make sure we are bringing you the best information possible.

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  1. Mauldin Economics – John Mauldin, a very intuitive and world-respected economist, has been helping individual investors and institutions develop a clearer understanding of the forces driving the global economy and investment markets. Follow John Mauldin on Twitter.

  2. Elliott Wave International – Robert Prechter created this firm many decades ago. The Elliott Wave Principle is a form of technical analysis that investors use to analyze financial market cycles and forecast market trends by identifying extremes in investor psychology, highs and lows in prices, and other collective factors. They believe we are at the end of a Grand Super Cycle that began in the 1800’s. Follow Elliott Wave International on Twitter.

  3. Money and Markets – Weiss Research, Inc., founded in 1971 by Martin Weiss, has a long history of providing research and analysis designed to empower investors with information and tools to make more informed, independent decisions. They assess world markets from a purely independent perspective, with a number of sound analysts. Follow Money and Markets on Twitter.

  4. Zero Hedge – Extremely engaging and informative website. Many analysts worldwide contribute with articles on numerous current macro and micro-economic, political and investment market issues. A must read.

  5. The Daily Reckoning – Addison Wiggin’s is our favourite – newsletter that is hard-hitting economic news and market commentary. Each issue features, biting market coverage, expert commentary, and in-depth analysis, along with a warm dose of humor and some skepticism. Follow The Daily Reckoning on Twitter.

  6. Yahoo Finance – While the rest of Yahoo as a company might not be doing well, I still enjoy their Financial section which brings in a good amount of detail from a variety of sources. Their consistent updates on what is happening in the market, as well the ability to have my custom portfolio show up when logged in make this a top tier choice for keeping apprised of what is happening in the markets. Follow Yahoo Finance on Twitter.

  7. ZackszacksWe specifically like Steve Reitmeister – At the center of everything, Zacks has a strong commitment to independent research and sharing its profitable discoveries with investors. This dedication to giving investors a trading advantage led to the creation of their proven Zacks Rank stock-rating system. Since 1986, it has nearly tripled the S&P 500 with an average gain of +26% per year. Steve Reitmeister is one of their analysts who provides an exceptional perspective on stock opportunities. Follow Steve Reitmeister on Twitter.

  8. Trading Economics – A great source for getting economic data for all countries worldwide.  They provide up to date as well as historical. If economic data is needed, this is a great site to utilize. Follow Trading Economics on Twitter.

  9. Google Finance – Not as visually striking as Yahoo’s page, Google Finance has to be on this list for many of the same reasons as above. I like that it not only allows me to build out a portfolio attached to my account but keeps a running list of stocks that I’ve looked at over the last 180 days.

  10. The Trading Report – YOLO editorial staff delivers the most compelling stories from around the internet that are most likely to affect your portfolio. This includes macroeconomic issues and specific investment opportunities.

  11. Bloomberg Markets – The orange colour might be a little off-putting, but the investment and the financial market information is top-notch. Their latest feed along the left-hand side of their website is a great way to get immediate bite-sized updates. They also, provide quotes on most major world markets and indicators. Follow Bloomberg Markets on Twitter.

  12. Harry Dent – Dent used the Science of Demographics to predict major economic and market shifts with uncanny accuracy, including the Tech Wreck of 2000, the 2000’s real estate bubble, and the market crash of 2008. He studies other cycles and links them to what is coming. Follow Harry Dent on Twitter.

  13. Shah Gilani – Shah has very deep experience in the financial industry for many decades. He speaks his truth and hides no details. Reminds me of me a bit. I think he has a real and entertaining perspective on the real world of Wall Street and how the naive investors will never win. Follow Shah Gilani on Twitter.

  14. Rios Quant – This firm provides short-term perspective on markets, commodities, and currencies. Their approach is the next generation of quantitative multi-asset trading in the global markets. Follow Joe Rios on Twitter.

  15. Consensus Economics – They are one of the world’s leading international economic survey organization and polls more than 700 economists each month to obtain their forecasts and views. These surveys cover estimates for the principal macroeconomic indicators. Follow Consensus Economics on Twitter.

  16. Big Trends Price Headley – A dedicated firm that focuses purely on technical analysis. Anyone who wants to understand how technicals play a key role in how markets perform must read their informative analysis. Follow Big Trends on Twitter.

  17. Morningstar – Investment resource specialized in fund investing. Offers news, commentary, mutual fund information, tutorial, tools, and forums. We use it to get an independent ranking of mutual funds and historical data where they excel. Follow Morningstar on Twitter.

  18. David Stockman Screen Shot 2013 05 30 at 10.36.19 AM business desk– David Stockman, is the ultimate Washington insider turned iconoclast. He had a career in Washington and quickly rose through the ranks of the Republican Party to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan. After leaving the White House, Stockman had a 20-year career on Wall Street. Stockman’s expertise and experience cannot be matched, and he has a reputation for zesty financial straight talk. Follow David Stockman on Twitter.

  19. Jim Rickards – He is an American lawyer and former power politician. He is a regular commentator on finance and is the author of The New York Times bestseller Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, published in 2011, and The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System, published in 2014. He recognizes the huge risks the world monetary and fiscal system pose today. Follow Jim Rickards on Twitter.

  20. Bill Bonner – Was Addison Wiggin’s partner and now does his own thing, noticing what the mainstream media ignores. They help look behind the curtain of Wall Street and Big Government and prepare investors for big disasters before they happen. Follow Bill Bonner on Twitter.

  21. Stats Canada – Government body that provides all data for anything in the political-economic environment in Canada.  There is little analysis as their job is to present the data but a critical source for getting Canadian stats. Follow Stats Canada on Twitter.

  22. Federal Reserve Economics Department (FRED) Economics – Fantastic resource for getting current and historical data on all US and a great deal of Canadian and other countries economic and investment data. You can find data and charts here that you cannot find anywhere else.

  23. Forex Factory – Provide immediate results on all data provided. A great source to get historical data on all major countries key statistics including charting history and link to sources who provide the data. Follow Forex Factory on Twitter.

  24. CNBC PremarketsunnamedIf you want a quick look at how all major stock markets, commodities, and foreign exchanges are at during any time, this is an excellent site. They also provide information on futures of markets – in other words, how markets are expected to open in the future once they open.

  25. FactSet – Excellent analysis of US earnings, revenues, and other key data like stock buybacks. They provide up to date analysis of things like earnings reported versus expectations by analysts, an amount of margin, valuation analysis, etc. They are an excellent source of US corporate financial data. Follow FactSet on Twitter.

  26. Bank of Canada – Canada’s Central Bank that provides forecasts; economic and fiscal information; historical data like foreign exchange rates and interest rates; and a great deal amount of other Canadian data. They tend to be skewed towards bullish (more positive) analysis, but one of their roles is to inspire confidence, not fear. Follow the Bank of Canada on Twitter.

  27. International Monetary Fund (IMF) – Important world organization that tracks economic and political socio-economic data. They also provide analysis including forecasting. They are an interesting read as they could be considered somewhat objective by some but by experience, always tend to be overly optimistic. Follow the IMF on Twitter.

  28. World Bank – Another important world organization whose official goal is the reduction of poverty. All its decisions must be guided by a commitment to the promotion of foreign investment and international trade and the facilitation of Capital investment. They provide great data on income inequalities and all world country stats. Follow the World Bank on Twitter.

  29. Stock TA – Excellent site to get a quick technical analysis of any Canadian or US stock or ETF. A good way to get a quick perspective of how such securities are acting from a technical perspective from a short-term, intermediate and long-term perspective.

  30. Sovereign Investor – They are a group of talented and deeply experienced team of analysts, editors and researchers who understand that the best investment and wealth protection opportunities in any market are often hidden. Follow Sovereign Investor on Twitter.

  31. Newsmax Finance – They are a conservative American news media organization founded by Christopher Ruddy and based in West Palm Beach, Florida. It operates the news website Newsmax.com, publishes the Franklin Prosperity Report and Newsmax magazine. They cover news that the main street media tends to ignore. Follow Newsmax Finance on Twitter.

  32. Wall Street Daily – They are an independent, unbiased publisher of news and opinions regarding global financial markets. Its writing staff is comprised of seasoned journalists and investment professionals. Their focus is practical ways to make money in the markets. Follow Wall Street Daily on Twitter.

  33. Foundation for Study of Cycles – The FSC is one of the original, oldest, and most respected international research and educational institution for the interdisciplinary study of recurring patterns in all aspects throughout the world. FSC is an international non-profit research organization for the study of cycles of events.

  34. Investing Daily – I.D. finds opportunities of where to invest in stock markets.  They provide unbiased analysis and provide ideas on income investments, growth ideas, international opportunities to name a few. Follow Investing Daily on Twitter.

  35. Uncommon Wisdom – A collection of numerous analysts looking for opportunities throughout the investment space. Focused on specific ideas versus macro overview. Follow Uncommon Wisdom on Twitter.

  36. Simon Black – Written to those who are taking their family’s liberty and prosperity into their own hands. It is an interesting perspective on liberties and freedoms.

  37. Boomer & Echo – Canadian website that looks at day to day financial issues that Canadians face. Some good ideas on practical financial issues. Follow Boomer & Echo on Twitter.

  38. The Banker – Interesting assessment of world banks. They look at all issues from solvency, capital ratios, safety, etc. Important for those who want to understand the financial industry and potential risks attached to it. Follow The Banker on Twitter.

  39. Casey Research – Focus on precious metals (gold and silver) investing and commodities in general. They have a good understanding of the factors that impact these resources. Follow Casey Research on Twitter.

  40. Daily Resource Hunter – Provide some good ideas on energy investing including green energy. They cover all commodities and provide actionable ideas and a good macro perspective on the sector. Follow Daily Resource Hunter on Twitter.

  41. Daily Trade Alert – Deliver many stock purchase ideas in all categories. Good analysis of why a purchase should be considered. Follow Daily Trade Alert on Twitter.

  42. Economy & Markets – The first e-letter of its kind that uses the power of demographic trends and purchasing power to accurately identify economic and market boom and busts. Interesting perspective on spending waves. Follow Economy & Markets on Twitter.

  43. InvestopediaInvestopedia I 400x400Internet site devoted to investing education based in New York City. It provides definitions of key investment and economic terms. It also has a great investment simulator for those learning to invest. Follow Investopedia on Twitter.

  44. Investorplace – Sam Collings is my favourite. Analysts provide excellent stock, ETF and mutual fund ideas based on both technicals and fundamentals. Very reputable firm. Follow Investorplace on Twitter.

  45. Investment U – Another education website that looks at numerous interesting issues that face all investors. It is an arm of the Oxford Group. Follow Investment U on Twitter.

  46. Profit Confidential – Michael Lombardi provides an interesting read on macro issues with a look at numerous fundamental and technical tools. They tend to be gold bugs and do a good analysis why gold and silver should be good investments moving forward. Follow Profit Confidential on Twitter.

  47. The Successful Investor: Pat McKeough – Pat manages accounts so we read his information with caution as we strongly believe that most buy analysts will always be slanted in their view. Saying that, he has interesting thoughts and investment ideas. Follow Pat McKeough on Twitter.

  48. Street Authority – Provide independent analysis on investment ideas with a focus on US income investments.

  49. Wealth Daily – They have a very bearish dire perspective to the world. They believe that wars, entitlement programs, and unrestricted money printing are leaving us in dire straits. This is why it is crucial that you know how to protect yourself and your family from the meltdown that is all but certain to come. Follow Wealth Daily on Twitter.

  50. Advice Trade – Weekly Wizards provide great insights on the markets. They have a number of analysts all with different skills and expertise. They provide excellent analysis on intermediate and long-term investing. Follow Advice Trade on Twitter.

  51. Capital Economics – They provide leading independent economic research in the world. This includes country and regional research on the US, Canada, UK, Western Europe, Japan, China, India, Latin America, Emerging Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Emerging Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  Technical but very interesting. Follow Capital Economics on Twitter.

  52. The EconomistThe Economist logoAn international magazine that looks at informative macro and micro issues in all corners of the globe. It also provides all key economic statistics for review. Follow The Economist on Twitter.

  53. Fortune – A major US magazine that provides an insightful overview of major world issues like Central Banking, interest rates, quantitative easing, etc. They also provide actionable thoughts. Follow Fortune on Twitter.

  54. Bottarelli Research – They are a leading trading group specializing in options, LEAPS, high-beta stocks, and chart forecasting. They provide very interesting perspective on markets. Follow Bottarelli Research on Twitter.

  55. AAII – They provide very solid model portfolios; sound strategies for building wealth; stock screens that use strategies of market gurus like Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch, and provide interesting insights into ETF ideas. Follow AAII on Twitter.

  56. Motley Fool – A company who generated success based on their methodologies of finding solid stock investments but applying strict ‘sell stops’ to make sure that gains were not lost in major reversals. They are independent so have no reasons to favour buy over sell recommendations. Follow the Motley Fool on Twitter.

  57. Outsider Club – US company offering expert opinion and guidance on saving, retirement and financial planning, taxes, investments, and generally how to financially thrive on your own, independent of the banking system and government.  They feel government and Central Banks are the basis of the problems the world faces today. Follow the Outsider Club on Twitter.

  58. Seeking Alpha – Company that provides insightful articles in numerous areas including macro investing, dividend investing, and international issues. Follow Seeking Alpha on Twitter.

  59. Stansberry – They do not promote a single, unified view of the markets, but instead publish a mosaic of opinions, recommendations, and strategies. This multi-franchise approach gives their work far greater breadth and different perspectives. Follow Stansberry on Twitter.

  60. Mark Skousen – A respected economist/analyst who provides different insights into stock markets and investment opportunities. Follow Mark Skousen on Twitter.

  61. Naked Capitalism – They shed light on the dark and seamy corners of finance. They take the form of parsing propaganda, decomposing complex financial structures and legal agreements, and following the money to inform and educate readers about what is going on beneath the surface of major news stories.

  62. Mish’s Global Economic Analysis – Tends to take a more bearish perspective with a sound review of world macro issues and how they may impact investments in the future.

  63. Wall Street Journal – Real Time Economics – Good site to get updated news in the world. They tend to take a perspective that is not slated anyway, and at times, are visionary in their perspective which is refreshing for a news source. Follow Real Time Economics on Twitter.

  64. Ritholtz – Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist writing about finance, the economy, and the business world. He runs an investment management and financial planning firm but has a very interesting perspective on stock markets. Follow Barry Ritholtz on Twitter.

  65. Calculated Risk – They provide concise and very accessible summaries of all the key economic data and developments. One of the reasons Bill McBride is able to do this so well is that he has an almost uncanny knack of recognizing which facts really matter.

  66. Globe & Mail – Probably the most influential business newspaper in Canada. Provides a good analysis of political, economic and investment situations. Follow the Globe & Mail on Twitter.

  67. OECD – Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development recommend policies to governments to design and improve the quality of people’s lives. They provide some very interesting thoughts. Follow the OECD on Twitter.

  68. Business Insiderbusiness insider logoThey are a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals.  They look at numerous socio, political and economic issues with a very interesting perspective. Follow Business Insider on Twitter.

  69. Multpl.com – Great information provided by Professor Robert Shiller including his well-chronicled Cyclically Adjusted PE Ratio. They also provide data on historical corporate earnings, trailing PE levels, etc. A great site for objective analysis and data.

  70. TMX Money – Site that provides good insights on Toronto Stock Exchange companies and stock data overall. Follow TMX Money on Twitter.

  71. SentimenTrader – Provide good information on the sentiment of investors, smart money and traders. It helps us determine where sentiment is at any given time for as we know when feelings are too positive among the masses, it usually is a time to sell, and when sentiment is at its works, it is time to buy. Difficult to do but a proven strategy. Follow Sentimentrader on Twitter.

  72. GoldSeek.com – A solid but skewed analysis to gold and all the components on why it is a positive asset to own.  Given their bias, we read them with some skepticism but their analysis is good, and their review of macro issues that create a bullish environment for precious metals is excellent. Follow GoldSeek on Twitter.

  73. ETF Insight – Good website for providing ETF information and ideas. They provide insightful analysis on what ETF’s to consider buying or selling and why. A solid site for ETF investors which is gaining great momentum versus mutual funds as they tend to provide better returns and much lower fees. Follow ETF Insight on Twitter.

  74. CBOE – CBOE, the largest U.S. options exchange, and creator of listed options, continues to set the bar for options and volatility trading through product innovation, trading technology, and investor education. They provide good information and overall education on options. Follow the CBOE on Twitter.

  75. S&P Global Market Intelligence – They collect, scrub, interpret, and analyze vast volumes of content, turning it into actionable intelligence on the global financial markets and the companies and industries that comprise those markets. Follow S&P Global Market Intelligence on Twitter.

  76. GoldPrice.org – Great site to get current and historical pricing on gold and silver in different world currencies. They provide great charts and annual performance of the metals.

  77. SmallCapPower.com – Provide some very good ideas on small and mid-cap Canadian companies and some US companies. They also look at sector opportunities. Follow SmallCapPower on Twitter.

  78. Market Tamer – Site focussed on stock trading including education tools and specific ideas. It is not a site that will do much for investors other than providing ideas that you will have to dig out. Follow Market Tamer on Twitter.

  79. 24/7 Trader – A website where you have full access to some of the market’s most experienced and successful options trading experts. You can connect with other options traders who are down in the trenches, understanding risks and strategies.

  80. Investing Lab – A community where traders gather to share what’s working and what is not working in their portfolios.  You hear from actual traders, all with different expertise and thoughts.

  81. Pristine Trading – Pristine provides comprehensive training using online trading courses, seminars, webinars, to teach multiple strategies and stock market technical analysis. Day trading services such as real-time online trading rooms with less emphasis on investing. Follow Pristine Trading on Twitter.

  82. Wealth Creation Investing – Jam-packed with potentially profitable trade ideas, macroeconomic trends that could have a positive effect on your portfolio, interviews with specialists, commentary on what’s going on in the world. Follow Wealth Creation Investing on Twitter.

  83. Eagle Financial Publications – They provide opportunities to capture ideas and gains from the world’s markets with deep experience from five investment experts.

  84. InvestorsFriend.com – Provide excellent analysis on the valuation of stock markets relative to history. They translate that into future potential returns. They are long term investors who also have good ideas on undervalued companies.

  85. Inside Trading – They provide readers with helpful tips, timely articles, and valuable investment growth information. They have a host of extremely talented writers. Follow Inside Trading on Twitter.

  86. Dividend Channel – Provide many dividend producing ideas including articles on the same. Follow Dividend Channel on Twitter.

  87. Market Gauge – They are specialists in the opening range trading strategy ‐‐ which derives from market action early in the trading day. It is informative to ensure you get the best pricing. Follow Market Guage on Twitter.

  88. Laissez Faire Today – Here you can discover regular updates on threats to your personal liberties and unique “workarounds” for enjoying a happier and healthier lifestyle.

  89. Stephen Bigalow – He digs into such issues as candlestick investing, commodities, futures, options and stock ideas. Bigalow also utilizes a number of other technical indicators to find specific investment ideas. Follow Stephen Bigalow on Twitter.