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Keeping Up with the Finance Industry

By Kate Dalin

Students interested in careers in financial services should practice staying up to date on industry trends. These publications and websites offer valuable insights, news, analysis, and educational resources. 

Barron’s & MarketWatch:

A leading source of financial news, providing in-depth analysis and commentary on stocks, investments. DePaul students can access this resource for free: 

The Wall Street Journal:

A well-known source for business and financial news, The Wall Street Journal covers a wide range of topics related to finance, economics, markets, and companies.

Financial Times:

Another respected global publication that provides in-depth coverage of financial news, markets, and analysis.

Bloomberg Businessweek:

Offers real-time financial data, news, and analysis on a wide range of topics, including markets, companies, economics, and government policies.


A valuable educational resource for learning about various financial concepts, investing strategies, and market trends.


Offers information on investment research, analysis, and tools for individual investors.

Seeking Alpha:

A platform for crowd-sourced investment analysis, news, and commentary from investors and experts.


 A popular TV network and website that covers financial markets, business news, and economic trends.

Financial Blogs:

 Many professionals and experts in the finance industry maintain personal blogs where they share insights, analysis, and opinions. Examples include The Reformed Broker, Abnormal Returns, FP Pad, Advisor Perspectives, Nerd’s Eye View, The Big Picture.


Follow finance professionals and organizations on LinkedIn to stay updated on industry news, trends, and insights.


There are numerous finance-related podcasts that cover a wide range of topics, from personal finance and investing to market trends and economic analysis.

Academic Journals:

Consider reading academic journals related to finance, economics, and business. Journals like the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies publish research articles and studies related to finance.

Industry Reports:

Look for reports and research published by financial institutions, consulting firms, and research organizations. These reports often provide insights into market trends, industry outlooks, and emerging technologies.

Online Courses and Platforms:

Websites like Coursera, edX, LinkedIn Learning and Khan Academy offer online courses on finance, economics, and related topics. These courses can provide structured learning opportunities. DePaul students receive free access to LinkedIn Learning

Remember that staying informed and educated about financial services is an ongoing process, and it’s important to cross-reference information from multiple sources to get a well-rounded view. Additionally, subscribing to newsletters, joining relevant social media groups, and participating in online forums can also be effective ways to engage with the finance community and stay up-to-date with the latest developments.


The Career Center website has a wonderful curation of resources to address any career concerns such as these. Find more here

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