Alexa blog rankings by Instant Bull

Instant Bull reports on the financial blogging rankings that they generate automatically via Alexa — These are updated weekly.

I wish there was a blog widget for this — I found a few interesting sites just in the top 20 . . .

Alexa Top 100:
28384 Search 1. Big Picture
41753 Search 2. Infectious Greed
109821 Search 3. Stock Trading 101
111912 Search 4. Swing Trade Stocks
115570 Search 5. Trader Feed
120268 Search 6. Kirk Report
124200 Search 7. Bill Cara
134951 Search 8. Trader Mike
137193 Search 9. Fat Pitch Financials
179161 Search 10. Trader’s Narrative
181165 Search 11. Stock Rake
199257 Search 12. Deep Market
203387 Search 13. Ant & Sons
210981 Search 14. Bull Trader
222934 Search 15. Bull Poo
233750 Search 16. Phil’s World
246416 Search 17. Random Roger
250533 Search 18. Stock Market Beat
261736 Search 19. Precious Metal Inv.
274479 Search 20. Peridot Capital

The top 100 plus blogs by traffic and reach are at Instant Bull

Category: Weblogs

Huffington Post does Business?

Category: Financial Press, Web/Tech

Why Bond Yields are a Triple Sextuple Threat

Category: Economy, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Investing, Markets, Psychology

Media Appearance: Kudlow & Company (6/12/07)

Category: Media

Gold Bullion

Category: Commodities, Inflation, Psychology

Category: Economy, Investing, Markets, Quantitative, Valuation

The Making of Steely Dan’s Aja

SopranosWhile waiting for last night’s Soprano’s to start, I decided to pop in a DVD I had lying around: Steely Dan – The Making of Aja.

Since someone else is sure to bring it up in comments, let’s deal with the finale: Creator/writer/director David Chase made his bones adding a level of reality — Cinéma vérité — to his plotting and characters. He never liked neat endings, always leaves a level of ambiguity and uncertainty. 

And while I didn’t love last night’s episode — it was just another episode, and not any way at all a special "finale" — I recognize what Chase attempted: He ended the show on a note of tension, uncertainty, and ambiguity. You know, just like real life. Hey, no one knows what will happen in the future, or what fate awaits us. He ended the show the same way . . .

Not that I really liked it — it was disappointingly slow, and except for Phil "Flat-Head" Leotardo, not a whole lot happened.

AjaBut I digress.

Where was I? Oh, yes.

A few months ago, I mentioned on Friday Night Jazz this great video on the making of Steely Dan’ Peg that I (somehow randomly) discovered on YouTube.

Turns out its part of a series of DVDs titled "Classic Albums" series that aired originally on VH1. So, while waiting for the last episode to begin, I popped in this DVD I’ve had lying around. 

FloydIt was simply terrific. Really high quality stuff — none of this "Behind-the-Boy-Band crap typical of VH1. Indeed, the great tragedy of VH1 is this very series — and many of the

UnPlugged shows
– are just so damn good, it makes you wonder how the rest of their programming can be so goddamned awful. It was that much better than what you would expect from typical VH1 stuff. 

If you are any type of Dan fan, you must go order this right now.

In fact, I was so impressed with the quality of the interviews, clips, and sound quality — I can’t recall the last time I did this — that,  even as the DVD credits were rolling, I ordered four more DVDs (all $10 or less) from the same series.

GracelandAs a music fan, I felt compelled to check out these "Classic Albums":

The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon

Paul Simon – Graceland

The Who: Who’s Next

U2: The Joshua Tree

I’ll update how these are at a latter date, but based on the Steely Dan DVD, and the high caliber of reviews at, I expect these all to be similarly excellent . . . 

Category: Digital Media, Music, Video

Word of the Day: Googleability

Category: Web/Tech

Booyah Slide and Sentiment

Category: Financial Press, Psychology, Television

Blaming Greenspan

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Real Estate