Cara Community Favorite Bloggers, July 2009
  • July 21, 2009 12:00 am
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People around the world have discovered the power of blogging on the Internet. As a result, there are many excellent financial writers who have become centers of influence within the horizontal network model (i.e., many-to-many relationships) known as the Web.

No longer do we have to accept the one-to-many (top-down) relational model used by corporations, governments, secret organizations, old boys clubs, lobbyists, Humungous Bank & Broker (HB&B), and mainstream media to distribute their sales pitches. We can turn to our own bloggers for investing/trading information, insights and ideas.

This past week, I asked you to list your (non-Bill Cara) favorite bloggers, and you responded. What I then decided to do was list the whole file of comments you made about these other bloggers so that those of you who didn’t have the time or opportunity to read the discourse here could review the information in a single article.

Since I was on vacation as you were sharing your knowledge and opinions, I too will do a review (when I find the time). Then, I will edit these notes, pick your top five, and give you my views.

At the end of the day, that would be a good use of my time I think.

Submitted by dr.cosa (344 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 08:09 #36375
i like this idea,
the gold standard for gold sites. enough said.
good collection of gold-bug newsletters and commentary for me to criticize and rant about!! but a great starting point for anyone looking to learn about gold.
the 3 day overlay chart of the spot price is the only way i can look at price action now, the rest of the site is great for general currency and crude prices.
the gold standard for geo-political analysis.
sound, cogent daily analysis without the fluff.

Submitted by Lelik (19 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 08:48 #36380
It’s in Italian, sorry for who does not speak it. But the author is a great independent, non-mainstream and experienced trader with many outspoken ideas and comments about the makets and the society – a kind of Bill Cara 2 for me ๐Ÿ˜‰
Roubini’s blog is a great and always up-to-date source of information about economics. I have learnt a lot and still learning from him.
Mainly about gold, and sometimes overly optimistic about the yellow thing, but with many information and opinion about the financial word.
Australian blogger with a very good knowledge about things, facts and people of the financial world.
Advocating policies that advance “individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace” is a think tank with interesting articles.

Submitted by Craig (1039 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 09:03 #36389 Ron Sen John Lee Barry Ritholtz Dave Landry Tim Knight

Submitted by johnuk (67 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 09:03 #36390 (in reply to #36375)
A fortnightly Review I read without fail is at
They include a summary for US,UK,China ,Europe and Japanese markets,currencies and commodities.

Submitted by cuvo (43 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 09:26 #36398
In addition to others already cited…
Not evil at all ;o) Excellent analysis, experienced, thoughtful trader participation.

Submitted by plam (5 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 09:30 #36401 (in reply to #36390)
The only few blogs that I read on a daily basis, besides this, are:
1), explains his trades on charts
2), from a prop firm, blog posts usually are mini lessons in day trading
3), not for his trading tips, but for his reasonings behind his views
4), quantitative analysis, interesting perspective and they actually post their research results
5), trading journal, again, for his thorough explanations of his trades

Submitted by vanillabean (286 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 09:41 #36407
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Submitted by M R Ducks (15 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 10:08 #36420 (in reply to #36375)
Not sure if the below short list really fit the “investing/trading” category as Bill requested but these two and the Cara Community are my Mr. Market guides-at-large.
I am looking forward to going through all the others that will be posted here.
cogent, sophisticated writing.. the guy has class (deflation improbable)
depressingly compelling stuff from two superb writers.. hunker down for a hard wind’s gonna blow (deflation guaranteed)

Submitted by NYUGrad (1310 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 10:11 #36421
Cara being my alpha
1. Gary Kaulbaum (Radio and podcast) Live daily show at 6pm eastern. his callers are annoying.
2. Chart Pattern Trader (Daily evening chart videos)
3. Day trader blog (i have never bought anything discussed here) but he does provide a lot of chart analysis
4. Financial entertainment news. Not much info you can trade on
5. blog

Submitted by brent (10 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 10:41 #36434
The Kirk Report by Charles E. Kirk:
Footnoted by Michelle Leder:
That’s all I’ve got, don’t read a lot of blogs.

Submitted by Freedom57 (65 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 10:43 #36435
My selections below are not trading blogs per se. I find this is the only trading blog I need because Bill C. and the community reference anything of importance a trader would need on a daily basis.
I am more of a “big picture”, macro, person who likes to canvass as many viewpoints as possible before coming to my own conclusions on trading strategies. Here are five sites that I review regularly.
This is my preferred site for timely analysis of economic reports.
Karl Denninger writes short, pithy, “no holds barred” analyses and opinions on current market or economic items. I admire his concise writing style, and also find it entertaining.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock does a good job of dissecting economic reports. He has both feet planted in the “Deflationista” camp and I enjoy reading his reasoning for that stance.
This site has a peak oil theme, but there are several knowledgeable contributors who discuss all forms of energy-related issues.
Jim Puplava’s site hosts an eclectic collection of contributors and viewpoints. I have downloaded his weekend audios for years, and have learned much from the guests he has interviewed. The interviews are archived on the site.

Submitted by Menock (2 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 11:11 #36444
From a long time lurker. I’m as gold buggy as the next person, but my favorite blogs don’t include gold bug sites.
1) The Big Picture, Barry Ritholz; brilliant, funny, calls it like it is. An omnivoracious reader and linker with a trader’s acumen. Whats not to like.
2) Mish. More about the fulsome, scurvy, truth than I want to know regarding economics and the politics of it all. His belief that we’ll have deflation before inflation keeps me considering the opposing viewpoint.
3) More proof that not everyone didn’t see the credit bubble coming.
4) Lots of key stories of the day.
5) Karl Denninger. A portfolio manager who is more incensed than most at the current plutocratic kleptocracy.

Submitted by wabrew (31 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 11:23 #36452
I only read two blogs
Bill Cara
For insightful daily “do it now” type of trading ideas – excellent near/intermediate strategist. His market calls are probably 80-90 accurate – which is one of the best on the street.
Barry Rithlotz
Excellent Macro thinker – one of the best intermediate/long term stategists around. He makes a lot of economic/political comments that are right on. He also reviews other market strategists in the “think tank” part of his blog. A rich source of thoughts from many smart wall street players.

Submitted by schnauser (2 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 11:39 #36458
wow, I can’t believe these haven’t been mentioned yet:
The Big Picture, Barry Ritholtz:
Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis:
Infectious Greed, Paul Kedrosky:
Sy Harding Blog:

Submitted by Monty (7 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 11:50 #36460
My number one blog is this one (of course). I continue to learn so much from Bill and the Cara Community.
My number two is
by Philip Davis, who provides daily targets as well as specific stock and option recommendations that have a high success rate. I am only using his free service at the moment, but may upgrade as I become more knowledgable and confident.
My number three blog is Seeking Alph, especially the Breaking News tab throughout the day which refreshes automatically:

Submitted by bobj (31 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 11:53 #36462
I’ve also been pruning the blogs and websites I spend time on. Ones that I still read (on a weekly basis, not multiple times a day like Bill Cara): — Jeffrey Saut’s Monday market commentary – Danielle Park blog — Barry Ritholtz

Submitted by knifecatcher (139 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 12:00 #36467
Catherine Austin Fitts – If you haven’t read her piece on Dillon Read it is a MUST READ for those who recognize that there is a club (and you an I ain’t in it). The kind of inside information from somebody who has battled in the financial trenches- an honest look at the markets (will seem familiar to those who follow Bill’s insights on HB&B)
– Puplava website has excellent daily pieces and a podcast I listen to faithfully…

Submitted by Dr. Strangelove (242 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 12:25 #36471
2. (Mike Shedlock/Mish)
4. (The Bank Implode-O-Meter)

Submitted by davefairtex (924 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 12:50 #36478

Submitted by David (769 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 15:02 #36501 (in reply to #36497)
Reading latest weekly market comment from John Hussman (which comes out on Sunday evening) is a highlight of my weekend reading. He is a professor of economics (in addition to being a hedge fund manager) and writes with an educational twist, so I am always learning something new from him about the state of the economy and about psychological aspect of investing:
Also, John Mauldin’s thoughts about the economy/market are always interesting and educational:
The guest articles he publishes in his “Outside the Box” special are also usually worth reading:

Submitted by Dave M (30 comments) on Fri, 07/10/2009 – 15:03 #36502 (in reply to #36497)
The 24/7 Wall St. Twenty-Five Best Financial Blogs (Bill’s is 3rd on this list):
The other source I try to check everyday are the economic reports prepared by David Rosenberg, available for free from the Gluskin Sheff

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Yossarian, I know Teresa, and she knows I am a big fan of hers.

lowell provides perspective of what’s happening in US debt markets, particularly with regard to Treasuries, something highly relevant when looking at trading TBT, TLT, or stocks in general.
After perusing that website one might wish to visit on their linked blogroll. It always has a few items of interest.
Thanks for all the previous suggestions.

molecool – most nefarious bear among all trading blogs ๐Ÿ˜‰


I read, Teresa Lo’s blog. Teresa called the last Fall’s swoon and the March bottom and the June head fake. It’s a teaching forum, not an advisory site as Teresa’s clearly figured out where the securities industry is headed, and she offers great value for the money. Unique and highly recommended.


in no particular order:… weekly perspective,analytical, conservative,doesn’t get caught up in the hype.–posts daily trades live, focuses on daily market prices and volume. he’s been pretty good.–nice daily summary of financial news and commentary–weekly commentary from a seasoned pro–Mish's global economic trends

Enjoy, Cara community!

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