Wednesday, June 22, 2011

These are a few of my favorite blogs...

OK, I won't hum a few bars from Rodgers and Hammerstein, but I will get right into today's post. 

In Monday's wrap up of the AR blogger quiz, I mentioned that one of the desert island quiz questions asked us to name our favorite blog. The exact question was, "if you could only read one blog (not Abnormal Returns) which would it be?"

If you read that post, you know that I picked Kent Thune's blog, The Financial Philosopher, as my desert island pick. What you may not have known is that I had a very hard time picking just one blog to read, and in fact named several blogs as favorites in my original response! 

So getting right to it, here are a few of my favorite, "must-read" blogs:

1. First off, if you haven't read The Financial Philosopher, I highly recommend it. 

Not only will you find the more recent posts a joy to read, but I think you'll also find that the archived material holds up very well and includes a great deal of original insight and wisdom not only on financial matters, but on life as well. I've learned a lot from Kent's blog and it's a great place to occasionally reflect and exchange ideas (in the comments section) with Kent and his readers.

2. You might have noticed some links to Joe Fahmy's trading blog in recent months, here and on Twitter. 

While Joe doesn't have as much time to update the blog as he used to, I still check in for his thoughts on the stock market and on trading. There are some great posts (and videos) on his stock selection methods and trading philosophy here. You'll also find some key interviews with pro traders like Joe's mentor, Mark Minervini.

3. The Tischendorf Letter is another great resource in the world of stock trading blogs. 

Not only does editor, Olivier Tischendorf combine technical analysis with macro and fundamental themes, he also serves up some great quotes and excerpts from his favorite trading books. Don't overlook his public chart lists and key interview posts as well.  

4. Last, but not least, is the excellent Mises Institute blog

A font of information and insight on economics and liberty, the Mises blog is also a gateway to the vast library of resources (ebooks, audio, and video presentations) found on the main site. Keep this one bookmarked; you will need it (trust me). 

And of course, as a student of the markets and of writing, I'm always checking quality blogs whenever I can to get the best available info from my chosen filters. Please visit our blogroll ("Blogs") in the sidebar to find more of the excellent bloggers in our network. 

I learn something from all of these sources and I'm pleased to count some of them as my friends. Pay them a visit, read their posts, and if you like what they have to offer, subscribe and let them know!