The purpose of this post is to initiate a poll amongst traders as to his/her preferred News service for stocks. In other words, "what is your favorite News service, why, and what is your cost?" Any other characteristics could be of value. For example, "Trade the News" is a service that allows you to create a Live Portfolio Watch Window which provides an alert as soon as a headline hits the wires on a stock in your portfolio. One interesting note, is that only the headlines which are deemed "news worthy" filter through. I noticed today that a downgrade on brokerage stocks by Punk, Ziegel & Co., didn't make it into the system for "Trade the News", but Briefing.Com's Platinum service sent out alerts. Therefore, "news worthy" is a subjective term. Has anyone tested "Trigger News"? For those who don't need real time news, but could use portfolio alerts, MarketWatch Alerts are free, are sent by email and are pulled from approx. a dozen press providers. Not everyone has access to a Bloomberg machine, so which service are you using, why and what is the cost?