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Barron’s: “My Favorite Bloggers”

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Some kind words about your humble scribe in this week’s Barron’s:

“But investors also need a top-down perspective on global economics and market mechanics from those with access to the powerful and/or influential. Two of my favorites are Nouriel Roubini and Barry Ritholtz, both seasoned market observers, well schooled in accounting, statistics, and other disciplines needed to unravel the intersections between government policies, economics, and stocks. In other words, they deliver the big picture, which happens to be the name of Ritholtz’s free blog (

About 400,000 visitors a month read and/or watch Ritholtz holding forth on everything from trading opportunities to macro economics. They include money managers, economists, and politicos, he says, but also “mom-and-pop investors.”

mfbRitholtz’s own eclectic background in math, science, and the social sciences has taken him into several professions. He spent several years as a practicing attorney, many more as a stock trader, and finally, as chief executive of quantitative research house FusionIQ ( He left that job in 2013 to start Ritholtz Wealth Management, a financial-planning firm with more than $175 million in assets under management.

The Big Picture started pre-Internet when, as a trader, Ritholtz wrote a daily report commenting on everything from quantitative to behavioral economics. A contributor to many financial journals—most recently, Bloomberg View—Ritholtz has never been accused of being politically correct or even politic. Witness his articles at on the $1.5 billion Pimco bonus pool, or at on the “all-weather portfolio” promulgated by self-help guru Tony Robbins.

“We manage money for a living, and there is no such thing as an all-weather portfolio for every investor,” says Ritholtz, who was one of those who warned—in print—of the impending crash of 2008.”

What a delight and honor to be featured in Barron’s. Thank you for the kind words!



My Favorite Bloggers
Mike Hogan
Barron’s December 12, 2014 11:56 p.m. ET

Category: Media, Weblogs

The Truth About Bailouts, the Economy and Stock Markets

I sat down wiht the folks from Epic Times to talk about, well, everything:

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Category: Bailouts, Media, Video

Why Gold & Oil Are Trading So Differently

Category: Commodities, Energy, ETFs, Gold & Precious Metals, Media, Technical Analysis, Trading, Video

Timeline of Media Scare Stories

This is fascinating stuff; more on this next week.   Click for an interactive chart. Source: Information is Beautiful

Category: Digital Media, Media, Psychology

Bloomberg Radio & NFP: 8:30am today

> I am back again for another bout with Tom: If you are anywhere near a radio this mornings, I will be debating the significance of the jobs data on “Bloomberg Surveillance” with Tom Keene from 8:30 – 10 am. You can catch it live, or via podcast at Bloomberg or at iTunes. Always lots…Read More

Category: Media

U.S. Stocks Erase the Years Best Rally: What’s Next?

Stocks fell around the world, and oil extended declines after entering a bear market on mounting concern that global economic growth is slowing.

Source: Bloomberg, Oct. 10 2014

Category: Media, Video

Media Appearance Bloomberg TV (8:00-9:30 am)

Bloomberg Surveillance   I am going to be appearing on Bloomberg TV this morning with Matt Miller from 8:00 am – 9:00 am. Subjects we are discussing: 1. Markets: Signs of a Bull Market Turning Bear 2. Interview: Elon Musk 3. China and the changing world economy . . . The live TV streams here.

Category: Media

Yesterday’s Bear Column on BBRG Home Page

Hey, this is pretty cool: Yesterday morning’s column on the Signs of a Bull Market Turning Bear  made the home page of . . .   Click for bear column

Category: Markets, Media

How substituting chicken for beef affects inflation

  I have a few words about inflation and the cowardly Boskin Commission at Marketplace Radio last week:   Source: MarketPlace

Category: Digital Media, Inflation, Media

BBRG TV: Google vs Apple, Alibaba, Derek Jeter

On today’s “The Roundup,” Bloomberg’s Trish Regan, Mia Saini, Eric Chemi and Barry Ritholtz wrap up the day’s top market stories on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”

Source: Bloomberg, Sept. 24 2014

Category: Media, Video