The 10 Best Finance Sites to Help You Stay on Top of the Market

Ben Stegner Updated 20-12-2018

With so many companies, terms, and trends to keep track of, the financial world can seem daunting. To stay on top of the market, you’re going to need all the help you can get. Thankfully, you don’t need a degree in finance to make sense of the money market these days.


The internet is full of financial news sites with a wealth of information about the marketplace. Let’s take a look at 10 websites any financial enthusiast should bookmark.

1. CNN Markets

CNN Markets

CNN is one of the biggest news networks in the world, and its finance-focused Markets page is one of the easiest places to browse market topics. The page contains headlines about current financial events along with trending stocks, a sector performance graph, changes in commodities, and more.

You can click any of these entries to get more information on their dedicated pages. For quick news and updates on a variety of financial topics, CNN Markets is a great pit stop.

2. Kiplinger

Kiplinger Financial Website


While CNN’s articles focus on news headlines, Kiplinger is a great overall resource for personal finance advice and trends. You’ll find actionable content like how to avoid paying annoying fees, the best ways to spend an extra $1,000, and financial advice for newlyweds.

If you’re new to the field, Kiplinger’s section on personal finance basics helps you get acquainted. For a bit of fun, you can also try out some quizzes that test your knowledge of credit scores, Social Security, and similar topics.

Anyone who wants a practical focus on how current events affect their financial situation should definitely consult this site.

3. This Is Money

This Is Money Financial Website


This UK-focused financial website packs an enormous amount of information on its front page. You’ll find dozens of articles (and videos) on the news, money trends, deals, and advice. The categories at the top of the site, like Bills, Cars, and Holidays bring practical financial advice about everyday topics.

Those outside the UK might not find the news on this site too useful, but there’s plenty of other content you can dig into. Take a minute to glance over the homepage; chances are you’ll find something that catches your eye!

4. TheStreet

TheStreet Financial Website

TheStreet focuses on news, especially what’s applicable to investing. You’ll find commentary on current events, investing recommendations, opinion pieces, and the basics of getting into the market. One prolific contributor is Jim Cramer, a co-founder of the site. But it, of course, features a host of other authors.


If you find yourself wanting more, TheStreet offers paid services for investors. These include in-depth analysis of current markets, stock recommendations, and advanced tactics. Learning from experts is always smart, so these plans are a great step if you want to go beyond the basics.

5. MarketWatch

MarketWatch Financial Website

MarketWatch is a Wall Street Journal publication that caters to those who are deep in the daily markets. At the top of the page, you’ll find a ticker that lets you monitor key exchanges, check stock prices The 10 Best Ways to Check Stock Prices Online You need expert tools to keep a close eye on how your stocks are doing. Here are the top stock market news websites to bookmark. Read More , and browse the latest news.

If you sign up for a free account, you can customize the homepage by adding stocks to your watchlist. Even without an account, the site still offers plenty of investing news. Those who are brand-new to the field might find some of the content hard to digest, though.


6. Seeking Alpha

Seeking Alpha Financial Site

Instead of building its own content, Seeking Alpha aggregates information from other financial sites. On its homepage, you’ll find trending articles from all over the web, along with recent news and the best-performing stocks from the last month.

There’s certainly value in a site that does all the discovering work for you. So visit Seeking Alpha when you only want to see the most important news and hottest topics.

7. Bloomberg Markets

Bloomberg Markets

Another powerful financial news resource, Bloomberg offers a lot of information in an attractive format. On the homepage, you’ll find current market trends, along with top headlines and stories.

Bloomberg also offers video content if you prefer to watch or listen. Overall, Bloomberg is a well-balanced site with a great mix of content that anyone can enjoy and capitalize on.

8. Forbes Money

Forbes Money

Forbes is a household name in the business and finance world, and for good reason. No matter if you’re interested in investing, small business, or leadership, you’ll find something to read on Forbes Money.

This is one of the few sites on the list that doesn’t only focus on finance. You might also enjoy Forbes’ coverage of other topics, such as industry, innovation, and leadership.

9. DealBook

DealBook New York Times

DealBook is part of The New York Times. It’s rich in insight about current events and contains articles from many well-respected financial gurus.

If you aren’t satisfied with just the facts and want an expert interpretation of news and current events, DealBook should be on your radar. You might also want to dig into the NYT’s other finance-focused Business subsections, such as Your Money.

10. MyMoney

MyMoney Gov

MyMoney is a U.S. government site built to help beginners learn about the basics of finance How to Get the Best Personal Finance Tips Every Day From newsletters and podcasts to Twitter accounts and YouTube channels, here are the best places to get personal finance tips. Read More . The five principles of money the site teaches are Earn, Borrow, Save & Invest, Spend, and Protect.

You’ll also find guides to life events and how they affect your finances on this page, along with some tools and checklists to help you make important calculations. Those who understand the world of finance will probably find this site rudimentary, but it’s great for teaching children the basics or getting yourself up to speed if you’re a novice.

The Best Finance Websites for All

These are 10 great sites that anyone can use to keep up with financial markets, but there are certainly more. Adding just a few of these to your daily reading should help you understand what’s going on with the world’s markets and much more.

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  1. Danny Murphy
    August 22, 2019 at 3:38 am

    I would include some others on this list, such as wall street journal, and Life Ant Insurance. But overall a great list for sure!

  2. Chetan
    July 16, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Nice article

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  9. KT
    January 14, 2017 at 2:19 am

    There's a lot of non-finance banter articles, but they do a good job of getting the negative news not many other sites talk about.

    • Ben Stegner
      January 14, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      It's important to consider the bad as well as the good. Thanks for the recommendation!

      • HL
        December 22, 2018 at 10:19 am

        Zerohedge is a must read. Along with,, and These sites will present financial news and opinions that the other sites will ignore. The more information you have at your fingertips, the better prepared you will be.

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  11. John
    January 7, 2017 at 7:31 pm - easily keep informed on institutional and insider activity of stocks you own.

  12. Ruzbeh Bacha
    December 29, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Good article, we are bringing together all several financial news sites and tweets into one platform at We are leveraging latest tech including machine learning to personalise the news feed for our users and their trading/investing preferences. Let us know what you think about it.

    • Saikat Basu
      December 30, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Wow. Leveraging 100+ sites and Twitter sounds powerful. Is there some predictive analysis built in?

  13. Graham Joyce
    November 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    I use

    • Saikat Basu
      November 8, 2016 at 7:17 am

      Their content focus appears to be really good from what I could make out on the About page. Thanks for the recommendation.

  14. Jacqueline
    September 3, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    • Saikat Basu
      September 27, 2016 at 6:16 am

      Thanks for the heads-up :)

  15. Jacqueline
    September 3, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    You forgot one of the largest financial websites with the best economic calendar in use today. So good in fact, that the format has been copied by most financial websites.

    • Frank
      September 26, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      which one are you referring to?

  16. Anonymous
    June 19, 2015 at 5:59 am

    you missed

    • Saikat Basu
      June 19, 2015 at 7:10 am

      Thanks. Looks good.

  17. George
    April 29, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    I would personally add as well which has best knows and graphs! Also, great site about options as acrowder mentioned, but I stumbled upon that one:, and it looks amazing!

    • Saikat
      April 30, 2015 at 2:13 am

      Great suggestions. Thanks.

  18. gkdoda
    January 26, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Nice collection. My favorites are and

  19. Saikat Basu
    January 25, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Well, there are quite a few more like Wall Street Journal and Reuters which I left out just to keep the list on ten. Even Google Financeis not bad at all when it comes to collating from around the world. Also, the idea was to broaden the scope by including sites which are as varied as possible. That's why the comments section is useful because everyone can include their own. A

  20. Sam Jones
    January 24, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I don't mean to be pernickety but I find it interesting you use a stock image which includes the FT but don't mention what is surely the most important financial website anywhere.....