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Tuesday, March 15, 2011


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For Your Consideration

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I’ve gotten increasingly selective about recommending finance sites and blogs over the years, mostly because we all have finite amounts of time and attention, and the financial blogosphere keeps expanding even though our pathetic simian capacities do not. My Top Finance Blogs of 2008 was well-received and I might make that a regular annual feature. Until then, here are some sources that deserve a look: David Varadi at CSS Analytics has just started blogging regularly, and he’s…

Top Finance Blogs of 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008


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…

Weekend Reading: Back up the Truck

Saturday, October 18, 2008


The small truck, that is.  The one your five year old plays with. It still makes sense to be trading in very small sizes and keeping plenty of cash on hand, but every tea leaf we can read points bullish.  Honestly, we looked extra hard for some doom and gloom to balance out the bullishness of these links, but even the perma-bears are buying down here. Warren Buffett, “Buy American. I am.” – his maxim about being fearful…

Weekend Reading: The Next Leg of the Bear

Sunday, August 10, 2008

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Random Roger, following up on the 300-point rally meme, agrees that during bear markets, there does tend to be more volatility.  Remember, volatility doesn’t necessarily equal whatever is happening (or not happening) in the VIX.  And more importantly, volatility doesn’t equal large-size selloffs – monster one-day rallies are constitutive of volatility, too! Adam has had enough of people deriving some major magical causal link between the price of crude and equity rallies.  We couldn’t agree more – oil-related stories are…

Weekend Reading

Saturday, June 14, 2008


[Members, be sure to check in for the weekend portfolio update.] The Financial Times has a fascinating interactive map of key oil players and movements. Roger Nusbaum profiles one of several forthcoming frontier ETFs. For when BRICs get too boring, you can own some Poland, Chile, and Egypt. Greg Feirman wonders whether Lehman really is bankrupt; in Barron’s, Steven Sears notes that the premiums in LEH options “show that investors think the stock is more than twice…

Optionsnews: A Better Option

Saturday, May 10, 2008


One of the more frustrating aspects of mainstream financial journalism (and journalists) is that, while plenty of time and energy is devoted to coverage of stocks, commodities, and even the more esoteric financial products – counterparty risk on credit default swaps, anyone? – very little attention is paid to the kinds of news that options traders care about. OptionsNews, as you might guess from the name, aims to change that. They provide daily market updates, coverage of major movements in…

Trading Links for 2008-03-03

Sunday, March 2, 2008


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Trading Links for 2008-02-28

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


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Trading Links for 2008-02-26

Monday, February 25, 2008


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Jared Woodard specializes in trading volatility as an asset class. With over a decade of experience trading options and other volatility products ... Read More


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