Below are a number of valuable online resources for any student interested in keeping ahead abreast of the financial markets and relevant news.
Bloomberg delivers data, analysis, video, and markets and business news to the world, featuring stories from Bloomberg News and Businessweek. A powerful resource for general financial news, Bloomberg offers a great deal of information in an attractive, minimal format. On the homepage, you’ll find current market trends, along with top headlines and stories.
The dedicated News Viewer section on MarketWatch portal provides easy and accessible access to news items with timestamps. Its auto-streaming feature ensures instant availability of any new item getting updated automatically. Coverage includes global markets for commodities, stocks, forex and other asset classes, including fundamental analysis and reporting of macroeconomic data at country level. A dedicated tab for “RealTime Headlines” can also be used for streaming data.
Another top market data provider, Reuters too has broad coverage of stock specific, sector specific, market specific news on their web portal. The content available is not unlike that of it's competitor, Bloomberg. Similar search features resulting in historical news items, with a handy auto-complete feature for stock names are quite useful. The results page integrates existing price quotes with news items, giving a unified and coherent view to the user.