If you’re anything like the team here at Stocks for the Week, you like to keep on top of the news. Breaking news is not necessarily the best channel for making stock decisions, but it’s a good way to keep informed of what’s going on in the global business community.
How to stay in touch with news updates? Here are the two best ways to incorporate breaking news into your daily routine with ease.
Twitter is a social network perfectly built for news updates. Even if you don’t tweet, you can setup a free account and monitor updates coming across from other accounts. Here are some of our favorite accounts to follow:
TIP: Setup a Twitter list for your favorite breaking news accounts, which makes it easy to review news when you have a break to check-in. As an example, check out Patrick LaForge’s excellent twitter list of global news outlets. While you’re in there, be sure to give us a follow, @Stocks_Week.
The other great way to follow breaking news is via mobile apps. Apps make it easy to check-in while on the go or when you have a moment (waiting in line for coffee, waiting for the bus, etc.). Most news apps also have notification options, so you literally can’t miss breaking news – though at times this can be overwhelming!
Many of the companies behind the Twitter accounts above have their own apps – the Breaking News app being one of the best as you can configure alerts to highlight news near to you (pictured above). Other great breaking news apps:
TIP: Download Flipboard (it works on both phones and tablets) and setup your own custom stock-info magazine – Flipboard makes it easy to create custom sections with news from the sources you choose. Don’t forget Stocks for the Week!
Once your breaking news needs are covered, may we also suggest signing up for a free copy of The Skimm – a daily newsletter that provides interesting commentary on hot topics and brings topics to the surface you might not be as aware of. Between our stock recommendations and The Skimm, you’ll have plenty of fodder for happy hour drinks or the weekend’s dinner party.