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Find the best stock and investment newsletters in Australia (2023)

Looking for a high-quality investment newsletter to provide market analysis, share recommendations and expert advice? Here are 8 that fit the bill.

Deciding on where to invest your hard-earned money is far from easy. The wealth of financial news available is extensive, and nobody has the time to become an expert on every single stock. That's where investment newsletters come in.

They can save you time by highlighting the key things that you need to know about what is happening on the stock market. Delivered to your inbox on a daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis, they can give you a round-up of the latest market news, research and analysis.

The best investment newsletters include a mixture of educational resources, a proven track record when it comes to stock picks and a cost that is worth it. To help make your decision easier, we've put together our top picks of the best investment newsletters currently available in Australia.

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial crew selected the newsletters they found most useful and interesting. The picks were chosen based on personal preference although subject matter expertise, range of topics offered and the popularity of the newsletters were also taken into consideration.


Chaired by Paul Clitheroe and with high-profile names like Alan Kohler on board, InvestSMART is a major player in the digital wealth advice industry. The company offers everything from financial news and analysis to a range of ETFs, not to mention informative investment newsletters.

How does it work?

InvestSMART allows you to open a free account, but there are also paid membership plans. So it's up to you what level you want to go for.

What do you get?

Under the free account, you will get access to the fortnightly Insights newsletter. This includes articles on everything from saving for your first home to retirement planning - all of them free of jargon and simple to understand.

Under the paid membership plans you can sign up for Alan Kohler's Eureka Report which includes a weekly newsletter called The Weekend Briefing. This focuses on a range of key issues in the world of finance and how they affect investors. So it's one to add to your shortlist of best investment newsletters.

How much does it cost?

You can get access to InvestSMART's fortnightly Insights newsletter for free. However, if you opt to sign up for the Eureka Report then after a 15-day free trial, it is $36.30 a month or $363 a year.

Ticker Nerd

Ok, so we may be a bit biased with this second one. Before going independent, Ticker Nerd actually sat under the Finder masthead for a time, so we could still be a bit sentimental here.

Still, we think this is one of the best newsletters out there if you want to find unique stock ideas that other publications don't cover.

Sick of hearing about BHP, CSL and CBA? This newsletter wont just throw you the big names, it finds the missing gems your mates will never have heard of.

The idea behind Ticker Nerd is to inform readers about stocks with the potential for huge upside. If you don't have the time or the technical know-how to research stocks in detail, it's well worth checking out.

How does it work?

The stocks featured in this newsletter aren't just chosen based on one person's opinion. Instead, Ticker Nerd uses advanced tracking software to monitor hundreds of signals and data points, including everything from fundamental and quantitative analysis to hedge fund trading data and social media sentiment.

The idea is to find hidden gems before their price skyrockets. Each stock that passes the screening process is assessed by Ticker Nerd's team of analysts.

What do you get?

With your membership, you will receive a monthly newsletter that includes a detailed report on 2-3 stocks of interest. This report will breakdown what the company does, why it's growing in interest, how it could be more valuable and what risks to watch out for. You also get access to Ticker Nerd's growing report archive.

How much does it cost?

A Ticker Nerd Essentials Membership is US$199 a year or US$19.95 a month, but there's a 30-day free trial available so you can try before you buy. Plus, you can cancel any time.

The Motley Fool

The Motley Fool was founded in the US in 1993 by brothers Tom and David Gardner. Since then it has become a well-known player in the financial world, with the aim of helping people attain financial freedom through its investment newsletters and reports. It has an extensive range of newsletter subscription plans to suit the needs of different investors, with different price points for each.

If you're looking for a well-informed, established investment newsletter - and you are willing to pay for the service - The Motley Fool is well worth a closer look.

How does it work?

You sign up to your chosen subscription plan. Highlights include Share Advisor, which provides recommendations about well-established companies and Extreme Opportunities, which focuses on stocks that have massive growth potential in emerging industries.

What do you get?

As part of the subscription service you will get the following:

  • Two new stock picks each month.
  • The Motley Fool's top 5 stocks to "buy now".
  • Starter stock recommendations for new and experienced investors.
  • Community and educational investing resources.

How much does it cost?

The cost depends on which subscription service you choose. For example, the Stock Advisor newsletter is $399 a year, while Extreme Opportunities is also $399 a year.

Next on our list of the best investment newsletters is this popular publishing service. Formerly known as Cuffelinks, Firstlinks was acquired by Morningstar in 2019 and provides access to a diverse range of content created by financial market professionals.

How does it work?

There is a wealth of articles on Firstlinks' website, covering a range of topics from taxation to investing, via strategy and planning. You can view previous editions as well as check out Firstlinks White Papers. Novice investors might find the info provided to be a little overwhelming, but it's an excellent resource for those with a little more experience under their belt.

What do you get?

The platform produces a free weekly newsletter. In it you'll find content about everything from managing retirement spending to building your investment portfolio, as well as weekly editorials.

How much does it cost?

Firstlinks' newsletter is a free service.

Barefoot Investor

Barefoot investor, Scott Pape, made a name for himself by offering independent, no-nonsense advice to everyday Australians. His books have developed an almost cult-like following, and with a subscriber base of more than 400,000, Pape's weekly newsletter is also a hugely popular option for anyone who wants to build a more secure financial future.

How does it work?

The newsletter is unique in that it is Scott Pape offering free independent financial advice. Having written several books beforehand, Pape now works as a not-for-profit financial counsellor.

What do you get?

You get a free weekly Monday newsletter, dubbed the "finance Bible" by Pape on the Barefoot Investor website. It features articles on everything from insurance and super to investing for your kids and saving on tax. Pape also answers questions from readers, making this an excellent choice for novice investors.

How much does it cost?

It is free to subscribe to the Barefoot Investor newsletter.

Switzer Report

Australian business and financial commentator, Peter Switzer, is the man behind Switzer Financial Group. The group runs a financial news website, offers investment advice and runs events and education webinars - not to mention churning out a Switzer Report newsletter that's worth a look.

How does it work?

The Switzer Report newsletter looks to give readers an analysis of the latest market trends, share analysis and recommendations.

What do you get?

Usually delivered 3 times a week (Monday, Thursday and Saturday), the Switzer Report tackles all the latest financial news and provides stock insights from a range of industry experts. Subscribers also get access to regular webinars, educational resources and a Q&A forum, so there is plenty of bang for your buck.

How much does it cost?

You either pay $35 per month for the Switzer Report, or you can choose to pay annually at a price of $397 for the year.

Marcus Today

Another Australian investment newsletter well worth checking out is Marcus Today, which was founded by Marcus Padley in 1998. The philosophy behind this daily stock market newsletter is "telling it like it is".

How does it work?

Marcus Today features market updates, stock picks and broker recommendations, educational resources and model portfolios. It's another newsletter better suited to people with a little investing experience, but there's an impressive amount of information on offer.

What do you get?

You get a daily newsletter sent to your inbox which includes stock picks and broker recommendations. The Marcus Today website also has a host of other educational resources and podcasts to further expand your investing knowledge.

How much does it cost?

Marcus Today has different pricing tiers over different terms. The best value option is its two-year package which works out at $75 a month. But there is an option to sign up to just a one month package at a cost of $95. The good news is that if you're not sure whether this is the right newsletter for you, Marcus Today has the option of signing up for a 15-day free trial.

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