Guest post by Andrew Salmon
Keeping up with the ever changing landscape of the economy both in Canada and around the world has become a by the minute exercise which traditional print newspapers can no longer handle. Timing is everything and people are turning to alternate suppliers for their financial information. The Internet has changed the way we do business and it’s no surprise that most of our attention is now turned there as we keep our fingers on the pulse of the nation.
Here are the top five sources for financial news in Canada.
This website is a great place to start when checking the financial world is a must but time is short. Sort of a catch-all for Canadian news feeds, this site provides compact headings for the news of the day. With smaller headings, there is less scrolling and you can pinpoint the story you’re looking for easily and click directly to it without wasting precious seconds. The site also provides videos of the day’s news, a stock quote feature for the latest prices, and a free newsletter.
4. Canadian Business
The name says it all and the site is a priceless resource for business and daily financial market news in Canada. Everything you need to know about stocks, bonds, commodities and other financial information is at your fingertips and there is expert analysis to help you digest all the data. This is one site you definitely want to bookmark.
3. Financial Post
One of the mainstays of Canadian business reporting, this essential resource can meet all of your financial needs. If you’re stopping by for a quick look to see how the loonie is doing or you’re looking for up to the minute stock figures you’ll find it here. In depth articles follow, covering the Canadian business scene and the world markets and trends to keep you one step ahead of the competition. It’s a global economy and Financial Post hasn’t forgotten that.
2. CBC News – Money
If you’re looking for the latest news on the Harmonized Sales Tax, currency rates, Canadian employment numbers, or market information than CBC Money is your website. They currently have a section dedicated to the 2010 federal budget
. The only downside of this website is the comments section which seems to attract a mixed bag. The site does feature great CBC news videos if you’d rather have your business updates, interviews, panels, and breaking news in video. A valuable site when you don’t have a lot of time.
1. Globe And Mail
Whether in print or online, the Globe and Mail is the backbone of the Canadian financial scene. The website always features the most up to date news. Hot off the presses articles, stock quotes and market blogs are constantly updated. Plus the site has a traditional feel for ease of use regardless of your computer savvy. It’s as close as you can get to a print newspaper while still offering all the immediacy the Internet can provide.
This article was written by Andrew Salmon from LifeCover – a website with information about life insurance in Canada.