$$ $STUDY Weekly Homework: Where Do You Get the Biggest Bang For Your Buck?

22 08 2010

Over the weekend I like to make sure I’m up-to-date on all the important market developments but I don’t like to get too bogged down in the ridiculous amount of information out there.  Spending some time with a few websites can give me all the basic information I’m looking for.

While I love the idea of a well-chosen “Informational Diet”, I’m sure there are some great resources out there that I am missing.  I hope some of you can suggest some other places that you think deliver a lot of bang for the buck in terms of weekly homework.

Here’s my list:

Weekly Wrap – @alphatrends kicks off my weekend with a look back at the price action of the previous week and a look ahead toward the possibilities for the week to come.  Brian always helps me to put the week in perspective and to clear my head so I can begin to look at the next week with fresh eyes.


FinViz Futures Charts – there is no better place to observe the weekly, daily, 60 minute and 5 minute price action all in one spot.  Sometimes I really like to look at price alone with no indicators to get the broadest view from the hill.


Forex Factory Calendar – this is one of many good places to get the upcoming week’s economic announcements.


Econoday – In addition to their weekly calendar, I find their “International Perspective”  and “Simply Economics” sections to be a good way to stay up-to-date with the latest economic indicators and trends both around the world and in the U.S.




StockTwits Brunch – @StevenPlace does a great job discussing the latest charts.  I really like his systematic approach to looking at the markets.  I have incorporated many aspects of his process of assessing market structure, volatility, risk tolerance, sector performance and specific market technical analysis into my weekly analysis.  There is a lot to learn by watching Steven every weekend.


Decision Point – this site costs $20 per month, but they provide excellent charts and analysis.  Their focus is perfect for my weekly homework.  It’s totally worth the $20 to be able to sit back and click through their well-done charts.  I enjoy thinking of them as my paid analysts.


Chart.ly – This site is great for getting an idea what others are thinking, but I really have to be careful to not dive in too deep!


MacroTwits – I strive to get all my homework done by 9pm on Sunday night so that I can kick back for a fascinating look at the big picture with @GregorMacDonald.  He always brings an interesting conversation,


So please tell me what I’m missing here.  I’d really like to hear about what you look at each week to keep yourself informed without becoming overwhelmed with too much information.