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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

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

What I Learned After 30,000 Blog Posts . . .

>   My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. On the anniversary on my 30,000th blog post, I looked back at what I learned. That is a lot of posts over the past dozen years — The Big Picture blog was begun back in 2003. Here’s an excerpt from the column: “After more…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Psychology, Weblogs

The Reformed Broker Refreshed

Nice update and refresh for Josh’s blog. More than an artistic update, you will discover lots of cool programming features coded in. Click around!

Category: Weblogs

15 Rules for Spotify

1. You will delete your MP3s. Just like you tossed your 8-tracks and cassettes, you’ll get rid of your MP3s, all your iTunes purchases, kaput, evaporate, just like that. It will happen when you get a new computer, which isn’t as frequent as before, but the truth is we’re moving to flash storage and it’s…Read More

Category: Music, Weblogs

Tadas Viskanta in the founder and editor of Abnormal Returns which has garnered a loyal following in the investment blogosphere. He is also the author of Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere. ~~~ Two and half years ago in this space I published a post arguing that there had never…Read More

Category: Investing, Weblogs

The Top Advisor Blogs and Bloggers

It is an honor and a privilege to be included in the Top 50 Financial Advisor Blogs And Bloggers:   click for full list Source: Kitces   Michael Kitces explains: “While blogging and social media for financial advisors continues to become more popular, one of the common challenges I hear from advisors trying to get…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Weblogs

Behavioral Investing/Economics Blogs?

  I am working on a new project, and I wanted to know what your favorite blogs or resources are for Behavioral Economics, Neuro-Science, and the Psychology of investing. Thoughts? Post a comment, or email me at TheBigPicture at Optonline dot net   Here are a few I have been checking out lately: The Psy-Fi…Read More

Category: Psychology, Weblogs

Finding Investment Insight Online

The Irish Times had some incredibly nice things to say about yours truly this week in a piece :   The Big Picture The granddaddy of market bloggers, money manager Barry Ritholtz, started his Big Picture blog way back in 2003. More than 25,000 posts later, he remains the best in the business. Ritholtz has…Read More

Category: Media, Weblogs