In the holiday spirit, we wanted to give some link love and to say thanks to the bloggers who have consistently captured our attention this year. In no particular order, here are some sites that really deserve your time. Go ahead and add them to your RSS readers now:
- Ultimi Barbarorum is, above all, a pleasure to read. The proprietors of this blog are Spinozists, which helps a lot. We love this blog. Block out an hour or so and comb through the archives.
- Quantifiable Edges and MarketSci Blog show why quantitative analysis and rigorous testing should be your best friends. “Rob Hanna” is secretly five people – that’s the only explanation for the volume of informative studies he churns out. Michael Stokes at MarketSci has a real knack for finding novel trading ideas and distilling them into concise (and attractive) reports.
- Daily Options Report and VIX and More are key options destinations. Adam Warner isn’t just the scourge of CNBC and Lenny Dykstra, he also has valuable things to say about options and volatility. And Bill Luby has done more for education about the VIX and volatility than any other blogger.
The blogosphere keeps getting more crowded, mostly with flotsam, and with a few exceptions (Abnormal Returns, Greenfaucet) aggregators have been unhelpful or worse. Knowing where to spend your finite amount of reading time is more important and more difficult than ever. So if it sounds like we’re gushing, that’s why; these guys are all essential reading.
Whence the title of this post? Why not “top trading blogs” or somesuch? Because, in our view, the only sorts of finance writing worth reading these days have to do with managing risk, and quantitative analysis and options trading, when done right, are all about practical risk management.
Comments are turned on for this post – if we overlooked someone equally awesome, let us know.