Posts filed under “Weblogs”

Cures for the Common Financial Web

Wonderful collection of sites from Jimmy Atkinson at Fund Reference:


Thankfully there are a number of sites dedicated to conveying investment advice that is actually worthwhile. The exceptional sites listed below can serve as resources for those looking to invest wisely and gradually accumulate wealth.

  • Big Picture: Barry Ritholtz remains one of the most insightful and honest financial commentators out there (as well as a tremendous source of morning reading).
  • Bogleheads Forum: This free community of Bogleheads contains a massive amount of information on every topic imaginable, and is a great place to start for anyone looking to develop a greater understanding of investing.
  • Coffeehouse Investor: This site is run by fee-only advisor Bill Schultheis, who is guided by the ideathat investors are best off when they do a little bit of planning and a lot of enjoying and experiencing life.
  • Crossing Wall Street: Named the “best buy-and-hold blogger” by CNN Money, Eddy Elfenbein is a great source for both daily reading and long-term investing insight.
  • Dividend Mantra: Jason Fieber, a passionate investor and “frugalist,” writes about his journey to financial independence through consistent savings and smart investing. In addition to updates on his portfolio, Jason shares detailed information about his monthly budgets and savings rate.
  • Investor’s Field Guide: Patrick O’Shaughnessy is a portfolio manager who has written extensively about investor behavior and authored a book on investing strategies for today’s younger generations.
  • Jason Zweig: The longtime personal finance columnist (currently at The Wall Street Journal) is one of the more thoughtful writers working for a major media outlet. Jason’s personal site is home to anoutstanding collection of his best pieces.
  • Larry Swedroe: The director of research for the BAM Alliance is one of the most intelligent voices in the financial industry, who distills complex studies and research projects into actionable advice for all types of investors.
  • Meb Faber: Meb is the CIO of Cambria Investment Management and the author of several books on investing. His site features book excerpts (he’ll also send you a free copy), research summaries, andgeneral thoughts on investing best practices.
  • Oblivious Investor: Mike Piper is a CPA and author of several books, with a gift for illustrating just how simple investing should be. His Investing 101 summary is a great starting point for those with little experience.
  • Reformed Broker: Josh Brown is the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, on-air contributor to CNBC’s “The Halftime Report,” and author of a couple of books. His reputation for providing honest insights about the wealth management industry has made him one of the most widely followed voices in the business.
  • Rick Ferri: Rick is the founder of Portfolio Solutions and author of several books. He is one of themost vocal proponents of low-cost indexing and general common sense investing.
  • Wealth of Common Sense: Ben Carlson is an institutional money manager who excels at breaking down complex investing topics into concise, easy-to-understand discussions.

Category: Financial Press, Investing, Weblogs

Ritholtz: Why I Write

While I am traveling on the West Coast, I have pulled some items that have not been published here previously.  Marco Nappolini did this with me on June 26th 2013. ~~~ In this series we aim to shed light on the motivations, inspirations and writing processes of some of the leading financial bloggers. Here, Barry Ritholtz…Read More

Category: Weblogs

Death Tax, Paying for What You Use, Comment Foolishness

There was some pushback on yesterday’s rather tame suggestion that the U.S. properly finance the fund that pays to maintain and repair our roads. Much of the correspondence was surprising. Then again, I am continually flabbergasted by the cognitive errors that the human brain can make. It’s a marvelously designed piece of wetware that does a…Read More

Category: Bad Math, Politics, Taxes and Policy, Weblogs

No Diggity

This only came out 3 years ago? It seems much longer than that . . .   Chet Faker – No diggity Digging The Blogosphere      

Category: Music, Weblogs, Weekend

Dear Ben: Better Pace Yourself . . .

Dear Ben, If I might be so bold as to assume we can be on a first-name basis, let me be among of the first to say, congrats on the new gig! You have been quite the busy ex-Fed chairman, what with the new job and office at Brookings and a red hot new eponymous blog. Today we learned you entered into…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Humor, Philosophy, Weblogs

I am pleased to have made the list of top 100 Economic Influencers on Twitter. You can see the full list and methodology at Captain Economics.   Source: Captain Economics  

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Economy, Weblogs

Hate Mail Rules

1. CHECK YOUR GRAMMAR No one’s going to take you seriously if you use “there” instead of “their” or “your” instead of “you’re.” Maybe you should write your missives in Word first, where there’s a grammar checker. Or maybe run your prospective words by your mother, since you want her to be proud of you….Read More

Category: Humor, Psychology, Web/Tech, Weblogs

Barron’s: “My Favorite Bloggers”

  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…Read More

Category: Media, Weblogs

Stop Making Intellectually Disingenuous Market Arguments

The quality of our discourse is decaying. This was once a standard complaint about the tone and depth of our national political debate. Now it has spilled into the financial realm. Shall we blame Twitter, trolls or bloggers? I am unsure of the underlying reason. But as we have seen far too, financial discussions seem…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Cognitive Foibles, Financial Press, Really, really bad calls, Weblogs

What I learned after 30,000 posts . . .

After 30,000 posts, Big Picture blogger has figured a few things out Barry Ritholtz Washington Post, September 19, 2014     Sometime last week, I published my 30,000th blog post. This was no small accomplishment — I started the Big Picture blog back in 2003. Since then, I have published a stream of charts, investing…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Cognitive Foibles, Weblogs