I wanted to say “Thank You” to all of The Big Picture readers, contributors, commentors, editors and staff who make TBP such a deeply rewarding endeavor for me. It is a labor of love, and a source of joy and inspiration. I thank you all.

Here is wishing you a healthy, happy and rewarding 2013!



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26 Responses to “Happy New Year 2013”

  1. Jojo says:

    And back to you!

  2. LLouis says:

    Happy New Year 2013 Barry and all your contributors !
    Thanks for your great blog, I keep an eye on it at least once a week, I especially like your list of reads, my point of view is that of an outsider to the financial world and the U.S., and I have learn a lot just by reading your blog over the last years !

  3. Lariat1 says:

    Happy New Year to you and yours Barry! Also a very big thank you for your labor of love. Your blog is a daily must read.

  4. Chad says:

    Happy New Year! I thoroughly enjoy the blog and it is one of the 5 or so blogs I recommend to everyone. Hopefully at this time next year we are all a little wealthier and wiser. Do or do not. There is no try.

  5. Simon says:

    Has TBP published anything about Elon Musk, Space X, Tesla Motors and the new Tesla S? This guy seems to be a new Henry Ford or even Leonardo Da Vinci according to some. The vehicle seems very likely to be the equivalent for transport as the I pod was for personal technology a decade ago. Look into it if you haven’t already.

  6. merrill says:

    Happy New Year, Barry, and thanks for all the hard work you put into this blog. I read it every day.

  7. Frilton Miedman says:

    Happy New Year to all of you.

  8. Crocodile Chuck says:


    Thanks for all you do on TBP. You run a great place.

  9. zcarter says:

    Barry, your work here is awesome. Muchas gracias, y prospero Año Nuevo!

  10. Francois says:


    Happy New Year to you too! Love TBP; it’s becoming a national treasure in a time where BS-free information is so freakin’ hard to come by.

  11. VennData says:

    I’ll say “Happy” since you can’t say “Prosperous” since the GOP has kowtowed to Obama and I swear to you, THIS small tax hike really WILL ruin America. I swear this time.

  12. Malachi says:

    Thanks Barry. Happy New Year to you. Your efforts are much appreciated. A clear light in the haze.

  13. MikeNY says:

    Back atcha, BR.

    Like others said above, this site is one of my few “must visits”, every day. I particularly appreciate the wide intellectual range of the content.

  14. farmera1 says:

    Barry, thanks.

    I don’t know how you do it, the amount of work that goes into TBP is amazing. Even more amazing is the high quality of information you produce. This is the only daily must read that I have.

    Happy New Year

  15. DeDude says:

    Back atcha, Berry.

    You,the staff, and the other contributors have created a great site and one of the few that I visit on a daily basis.

  16. Lukey says:

    You had a great 2012 Barry! All the best for 2013!

  17. Tim says:

    BIG thank you to all of you! !! Take the rest of the day off, with full pay, my authorization :~)

  18. Conan says:

    Thanks Barry and I hope you have a happy and prosperous new year.

    Your blog is a daily read for me and I appreciate the wide diversity of information.

  19. Les Lofton says:

    Happy New Year, Barry and all TBP contributors. Always enjoy the TBP.

  20. louis says:

    Looking forward to another year of wtf, have a prosperous one all. Keep it going BR.

  21. Eliza says:

    Happy New Year to you, Mr. Ritholtz! Thanks for providing such excellent economic analyses.

  22. carleric says:

    A must read for me…thanks for your efforts and happy new year

  23. pintelho says:

    Right back atcha BR. Happy New Year!

  24. gkm says:

    Your labors are much appreciated. A healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year BR.

  25. juandi says:

    Happy new year from Amsterdam. What a great blog, following already some years. Cheers.