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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Business Newsletters

September 11, 2018, 1:18 PM UTC
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This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers. Sign up here.

I recently asked Term Sheet readers for their recommendations on the best business newsletters — and they did not disappoint.

It can be overwhelming to keep up with all of the newsletters people are reading these days. As you might already know, I write Term Sheet on weekdays and my personal newsletter The Profile on weekends. But there are many I did not know about until you flooded my inbox with recommendations.

First, I highly recommend you sign up for all of Fortune’s newsletters here. And then, check out the many suggestions below for some of the best newsletters in business.

Read here for a complementary post on the best business podcast recommendations.

Now, onto your suggestions:


Term Sheet: If you only knew the blood, sweat, and tears that went into this newsletter every morning. Term Sheet is the best source for the latest in Silicon Valley, on Wall Street and beyond. Come for the deals, stay for the early-morning startup jokes.

Money Stuff: Every day, Matt Levine sends the in-depth, entertaining Money Stuff, which aims to break down & crack open the opaque world of finance. In one thread I came across, someone called Levine’s writing “a national treasure.” So you can’t go wrong.

Axios Pro Rata: Authored by Dan Primack, Pro Rata features insider views on deals and dealmakers in venture capital, private equity and M&A.

DealBook: New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin and his colleagues help readers make sense of major business and policy headlines — and the power-brokers who shape them.


StrictlyVC: Written by Connie Loizos, StrictlyVC is a daily email that tracks companies, personalities, and deals that will shape the industry in the months and years to come.

Due Diligence: This Financial Times newsletter offers daily briefing on corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity.

The Hustle: An entertaining, daily email with a handful of the important stories in business, tech, and culture that you should probably know.

MarketSnacks: MarketSnacks is a daily newsletter that recaps business news in a digestible and entertaining way. It’s Wall Street, simplified.

Morning Brew: Morning Brew is a newsletter designed for young business professionals. Each daily email has a stock market recap, a few briefs on the most important business news of the day, and a small section with lifestyle content.


1440: 1440’s authors scour more than one hundred sources to create a daily digest featuring interesting reads across culture, tech, sports, business, and more.

Femstreet: Femstreet is a weekly curated newsletter on the latest in women in tech, entrepreneurship, and diversity in venture capital.

NextDraft: Every morning, Dave Pell visits about 75 news sites and plucks the top 10 most fascinating items of the day for his readers.

Benedict’s Newsletter: Every Sunday, Benedict Evans sends news and links to tech-focused topics he found interesting. This is a Term Sheet reader favorite.

LeanLuxe: This is a newsletter that features the top reads from the best in modern luxury business intelligence from around the globe.


RaceAhead: Fortune’s Ellen McGirt’s RaceAhead offers deep daily insights on culture and diversity in corporate America.

Petition: Petition is a paid newsletter that provides analysis, commentary and curated links about restructuring and bankruptcy. It discusses disruption — from the vantage point of the disrupted.

CIO Journal: The Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal provides time-pressed CIOs with a definitive destination for the most relevant news and analysis, to help them connect the dots between technology trends and business strategy.

Above the Bottom Line: Above the Bottom Line is a weekly newsletter on corporate responsibility, tracking how corporations and CEOs are taking a stance on important social, political and environmental issues.

Again, thank you all for your wonderful recommendations. If there are some we missed, add suggestions here.