I have been faithfully subscribing and reading the Economist and the Edge for the past few years (ever since I started investing) until I decide to stop the latter. Instead of just saying why am I dissatisfied with The Edge, I might as well write a simple review of the three finance or business magazine I deemed useful for my interest.
The Economist, my main workhorse of info after the newspapers
Besides the news on papers or over the Internet, I get the most useful geopolitical, macroeconomic information from The Economist. Though I might not agree with all the articles, some are actually biased collection of facts to shape reader views, most articles are nicely written and well argued, especially the articles in the ‘Business’ and ‘Finance and economics’ sections. I like it most whenever there are ‘special’ coverage of a particular topic, e.g. the economy of a particular country, her strengths and weakness, her challenges and opportunities. Price-wise, it really depends on how good a deal one can squeeze from the distributing agent. I always bargain for a 2-year subscription (at quite a steep discount to newsstand price) at the World Book Fair and get the agent to throw in 1-year subscription of any magazine for free (that’s how I got The Edge). Anyone with an even cheaper but timely alternative (other then reading from the library free) please let me know. Thanks!
The Edge, thanks but no thanks