Favourite Financial Blogs

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May 17, 2011

Back in the office today after spending a rainy day in NYC yesterday.  Between meetings, I found myself surfing the web on my Playbook (it’s a terrific tablet – great screen and very portable) visiting some of favourite financial blogs. So, I thought I would share my favourite sites with visitors over time . 

My favourite blog by far is called The Big Picture (http://www.ritholtz.com/blog) and it is run by financial strategist, commentator and author Barry Ritholtz.  Barry’s day job is CEO and Director of Equity Research of Fusion IQ, an online quantitative research firm. You can subscribe for free and get a daily email forwarded to you that contains highlights of his postings. 

The postings are varied and always interesting – from macro issues affecting securities markets (eg. for how US corporations avoid paying taxes, check out this piece: http://www.onlinemba.com/corporate-taxes/) to technology (I flipped this very cool space website he mentioned (http://www.solarsystemscope.com) to my son, who had a blast with it last weekend). It also has excellent summaries and thought-provoking articles on geopolitical issues, ranging from Greece (http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/greecescenarios.jpg) to China and to the US real estate market.

From this blog alone, you can spend an entire day mining useful information on so many varied and interesting topics while being in touch with some of the finest thinkers, especially on financial matters.  Many of the folks will be the subject of future posts – they are by nature more specialized than this blog, but nonetheless very interesting.  Stay tuned. Jim McGovern


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