It’s an understatement to say that these have been an interesting few weeks in the markets. The fallout from the credit crunch has become the topic du jour for all news outlets along with the political campaigns. But while the volume of coverage has gone up, it’s just added to the noise and has not provided much in the way of clarity.
I’ve relied upon the blogs on this list to provide the context for the news of the past week, just as I do on a regular basis. Here’s the final list, as unveiled the past two weeks:
The Ten Best Financial Blogs:
10. 24/7 Wall Street
9. The Big Picture
6. Nouriel Roubini’s Global EconoMonitor
3. Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed
2. Portfolio.com Market Movers
1. Silicon Alley Insider & ClusterStock
In any top ten list there will be those that miss the cut, either because they've been edged out or because they were very similar to others in the top ten list. Here are a handful of other resources that I follow regularly, some of which came up in the comments or emails I’ve received.
- Calculated Risk
- Trader Mike
- Information Arbitrage
- Research Recap
- 10Q Detective
- FT Alphaville
- NYT Dealbook
In addition to the blogs, another interesting source of financial information for Twitter users is StockTwits. StockTwits, founded by Soren MacBeth and funded by Howard Lindzon, aggregates tweets that mention individual stocks. To post to StockTwits, simply follow StockTwits then post as usual, just inserting a $ before the ticker symbol (for example, to tweet on Goldman Sachs, you’d enter $GS). Is StockTwits just a stream of noise or can it convey useful information in 140-character snippets? You be the judge.
Which blogs did I miss? Add them in the comments.