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Monday, June 20, 2011

Abnormal Returns: financial bloggers Q&A

Last week, while Tadas Viskanta at Abnormal Returns was on a week-long "blog break", AR ran a series of Q&A posts with some key independent finance bloggers. 

Since I enjoyed participating in, and reading, the quiz responses, I thought it'd be fun to share these with you here. 

1. Desert island blogger quiz - Book recommendations.  

Finance bloggers pick their favorite trading and investing books. One of my all-time favorites, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, garnered the most top choice picks, but I highlighted another trading book.

2. Blogger quiz - Recent book recommendations

This time, Tadas asks the group for their favorite recently published (post-crisis) book. 

There are some interesting selections here. Still, I was a little surprised that no one picked Greg Zuckerman's The Greatest Trade Ever, an excellent account of the subprime mortgage crisis that centered on Paulson & Co.'s subprime CDS short trade.

3. Desert island blogger quiz - Blind trust edition

Bloggers decide who they'd turn their money over to if they had to put their portfolio into a blind trust. There are some great answers to this question.

4. Blogger quiz - Favorite blogs

If you could only read one blog (besides AR), which would it be? Tough question. I had a hard time naming just one and offered up several favorites, in spite of the one blog limit. Tune in tomorrow to find out which others I consider essential reading.

5. Desert island blogger quiz - Career change edition

There was a real common thread among finance bloggers running through this discussion topic. Check out the answers and Tadas' intro explanation to understand why. 

6. Blogger quiz - Tadas Viskanta responses

Turnabout is fair play, right? Tadas answers his own blogger quiz questions in this Q&A wrapup. 

All in all, this Q&A was a fun read and a great idea for a post series during AR's brief linkfest hiatus. Thanks to Tadas for including us, and to all the bloggers for their thoughtful answers. Go check out their blogs while you're at it.