Top 25 Investing Newsletters for 2022

by Josh Howarth - March 9, 2022

With non-stop updates on both TV and the web, keeping on top of financial news can feel like a full-time job (while preventing you from actually making profitable investments).

However, by condensing your consumption into a handful of newsletters, savvy investors can stay abreast of the most important developments in just a couple of minutes per day.

From penny stocks to the macro-economy, here are 25 of the top investing newsletters for 2022.

1. Capitalist Exploits

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Year Started: 2019

Number of Subscribers: 1,000+

Send Schedule: Weekly

Free Option: No

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: Designed for serious investors only, Capitalist Exploits is published by industry veterans Chris Macintosh and Brad McFadden (both of which have extensive trading, VC and money manager experience). Branded as inside access to how hedge funds managers invest, a subscription includes both the newsletter and a variety of content (Q&As, Education Portal, etc.)

2. Motley Fool Stock Advisor

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Year Started: 2002

Number of Subscribers: 1,750,000+

Send Schedule: Bi-Monthly

Free Option: No

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: In what is arguably the highest performing, most affordable newsletter on the market, Motley Fool’s Stock Advisor has posted some seriously impressive results over the past few years. In fact, according to their website, if you’d followed their picks since the newsletter began in 2002, your portfolio would be up almost 7x relative to following the S&P (which tends to beat more than 90% of money managers any given year).

3. Seeking Alpha

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Year Started: 2004

Number of Subscribers: 200,000+

Send Schedule: Daily / Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: While Seeking Alpha does offer a free newsletter (which mostly contains content published on their blog), the real meat is in their paid Premium and Pro newsletters. With a track record for beating the S&P, and their new Quant newsletter outperforming the market by 4-1, there’s a reason this team has one of the most highly trafficked websites (and popular newsletters) in the industry.

4. Morningstar

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily & Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: Most famous for its highly published mutual fund ratings, Morningstar is a trusted resource among full-time financial advisors, wealth managers, etc. Unlike other newsletters, which focus on stock picks with the goal of making big returns as quickly as possible, Morningstar delivers what is more akin to industry analysis (allowing investors to draw their own investing conclusions).

5. Zacks

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Year Started: 1994

Number of Subscribers: 800,000+

Send Schedule: Daily & Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: With a heavy focus on stocks (both domestic and international), Zacks offers both a free newsletter and a variety of paid options. Unlike some of the options listed above, however, Zacks writers do not recommend individual stocks. Instead, they rank them on a variety of criteria (where the winners with the highest-ranking are assumed to be the best investments).

6. Fastball by MyWallSt

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Year Started: 2014

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily & Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: In what is a much more beginner-friendly option, Fastball (and pretty much everything MyWallSt does) is geared towards everyday, Average Joe investors. Guided by six conservative, but tried and true investing principles, Fastball delivers straightforward advice in plain English.

7. Tim Sykes Penny Stock Alerts

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Year Started: 2007

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

Free Option: No

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: While some may be turned off by his Instagram Influencer lifestyle (and promotional content), Tim has had a highly successful career trading penny stocks and unveils his exact picks and set-ups in his daily morning newsletter. Note: While he does have a free newsletter, it’s much more focused on selling his paid service than it is on delivering investing advice.

8. Trade Ideas

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Year Started: 2003

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily & Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: As you may have guessed from the name, the Trade Ideas newsletter serves up five stock trade opportunities every Sunday night. Further, they also release free content and have advanced (paid) services that help visual learners learn how to trade as well.

9. Motley Fool Rule Breakers

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: 1,750,000+

Send Schedule: Bi-Monthly

Free Option: No

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: While Motley Fool’s Stock Advisor (above) is meant for buy-and-hold investors, Rule Breakers is meant for more aggressive, growth-oriented traders. Admittedly, on a long-term basis, Stock Advisor picks tend to outperform those of Rule Breakers. However, for more active, growth-oriented traders, Rule Breakers is a consumer favorite.

10. The Daily Booyah / Action Alerts Plus

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: If you’ve been around the investing world for any period of time, odds are you know Jim Cramer - host of the industry’s most infamous stock-picking TV series - Mad Money. While the Daily Booyah used to contain a recap of Cramer’s material, it looks like the two have split ways. With that said, TheStreet.com is still one of the most trafficked and respected blogs in the industry.

11. Bonner Private Research

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Year Started: 2000s

Number of Subscribers: 100,000+

Send Schedule: Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: Founded by author and Agora Financial founder Bill Bonner, Private Research is a digital-only combination of the two previous (and highly successful) print newsletters: The Bonner-Denning Letter, and Tom’s Portfolio. With thousands of paid subscribers and a highly engaged community, it’s no surprise Bonner and Co’s highly informed (and in many cases controversial) analyses attract so many readers.

12. AAII Income Investing

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly & Monthly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: Published by the non-profit American Association of Individual Investors, the Income Investing newsletters focuses exclusively on income-generating, dividend-paying stocks. Further, because it’s run by a non-profit, their more in-depth, paid newsletters are still highly affordable.

13. Stansberry Research

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Year Started: 1999

Number of Subscribers: 1,000,000+

Send Schedule: Daily & Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: Known for their creative (and at times aggressive) advertising, Stansberry Research publishes a whopping 30 financial newsletters (both paid and free). Further, they break down each option based on the investor’s risk tolerance and the type of investments discussed.

14. The Maley Report

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: 11,250+

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: Written by 35+ year Wall Street trading veteran Matt Maley, the Maley Report “marries together macro, fundamental and technical analysis to create a total picture of the markets.” So, while you won’t find individual stock picks here, if there’s one thing we’ve learned since 2020, it’s the importance of understanding the macro when making investment choices.

15. The Speculative Investor

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Year Started: 2000

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Bi-Weekly

Free Option: No

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: Contrary to most newsletters, which tend to laser in one sub-segment of the investing world, the Speculative Investor covers everything from equities to gold, forex and commodities. And while they do not offer a free newsletter, the articles on the company’s blog are meant to highlight the quality of the content found in the paid newsletter.

16. The Gist

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Year Started: 2019

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Bi-Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): No

What It Is: Meant for less advanced DIY investors, Finny’s The Gist newsletter promises to help subscribers “build good money habits, grow their wealth and become financially free.” Not to mention, their paid service (which goes beyond just a newsletter) is by far one of the more affordable options on this list.

17. Alpha Letter

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Year Started: 2021

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: As is common in the world of meme stock investing, the author behind the Alpha Letter is anonymous. However, as a self-proclaimed “extreme value investor,” with years of buy-side, private investment experience, there’s a reason thousands of subscribers trust the author’s uber-affordable, twice/mo stock picks.

18. Benzinga Premium

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Year Started: 2009

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily, Weekly & Monthly

Free Option: No

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: More famous among day traders than long-term investors, Benzinga’s content attracts more than 10 million visitors per month. More importantly, their (paid) Benzinga Pro letter is a top resource for getting (and trading) the news before it hits the press.

19. Market Timer by Bob Brinker

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Year Started: 1997

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Monthly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: While it appears Bob’s website hasn’t been updated since it was first published in 1997, don’t let that fool you. Market Timer is one of the longest-standing and most respected newsletters in the industry, making the Hulbert Financial Digest’s Honor Roll one of the highest-performing newsletters nationwide over the past 25 years.

20. The Investment Reporter

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Year Started: 1996

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: Focused exclusively on the Canadian equity markets, The Investment Reporter’s original founders have been dishing out advice since as far back as 1941 (a full 80 years ago). Further, they boast an impressive 30-year track record, with their picks averaging a 13.38% annualized gain.

21. Blue Chip Investor

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Monthly

Free Option: No

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: Unlike most newsletters (which are produced by full-time writers and analysts), the team behind Check Capital Management’s Blue Chip Investor is still in the trenches managing people’s money. Because of that, they bring an added layer of wisdom, experience and caution that can be hard to find elsewhere.

22. GRIT Capital

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Year Started: 2020

Number of Subscribers: 55,000+

Send Schedule: Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: Ranked among the top Finance newsletters on Substack, GRIT Capital is produced by ex-nine-figure portfolio manager (and CFA) Genevieve Roch-Decter. Branded as helping readers “gain an edge in finance in just 5 minutes per day,” GRIT has countless hedge fund managers, institutions and billionaires among its subscribers.

23. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily & Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): No

What It Is: Unlike most of the companies above and below, which make their money via premium paid content, Kiplinger is a pure content publisher (including their blog and print magazine). Because of that, all of their newsletters are free (and focus on broad investment news and trends versus specific recommendations).

24. Nate’s Notes

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Year Started: 1995

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Monthly

Free Option: No

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: Branded as helping “Main street beat Wall Street since 1995,” author Nate Piler has an impressive track record that has dramatically outperformed both the Dow Jones and Nasdaq since the letter’s inception 27 years ago.

25. Cabot Wealth Newsletters

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Year Started: 1970

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily, Weekly and Monthly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option(s): Yes

What It Is: With offline experience that dates back to 1970, Cabot publishes both a free newsletter and paid options that range from $219 to $4,997 per year. Further, unlike many newsletter providers, Cabot publishes a host of free content on the Free Resources section of their website.

Conclusion

There you have it: 25 newsletters you can rely on to stay on top of investing in the modern era.

While you will most likely want to focus on the handful of newsletters most relevant to your investing style, the options above can help you stay abreast of the rapidly developing landscape without leaving you glued to the financial news websites all day.

Written By
Josh Howarth
Co-founder of Exploding Topics.
548 Market St. Suite 95149
San Francisco, California
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