Getting right after my to do list from last post, updated blog roll and a few notes on why I stop in the same places first thing all the time.
There are some new additions and readers should know that Twitter has been a major factor for me. The idea and news flow happens so fast now, Twitter offers the best way to see it all happen.
My Blog Roll and Why
Last night a great series of posts on Twitter by Trader Stewie (covered below) made me really want to get my blog roll updated. Here it is, going by alphabetical order, it's just my thing.
All Star Charts
J.C. Parets is the real deal. A real professional with plenty of background. When he posts, I read and make notes. Besides, an excellent person when I met him as well.
The Big Picture
What can be said? Barry Ritholtz is one of the best minds out there and also does not gloss over the bullshit.
Look, this crew never sleeps. Breaking news? They are on it. Joe Weisenthal is a machine and the writers at the site are tireless in their efforts.
I used to trade quite a bit from 2001-2006. I moved away from it when I saw things were getting, well, bad. A link at The Reformed Broker brought me to the site of chessNwine and I am glad it did.
Chess is the best chartist I know. If you can see his operation in the IBC PPT and 12631 it's very special. The coolest cucumber I know in any market condition, he is my go to guy.
He sort of retired but now he's back. Revealing charts that make confusing data easy to get a handle on, Jake is a must read. Plus he likes good music.
Best free charting options out there. The heat maps are great.
The song "Smooth Operator" was made early for this guy! He can do it all, and never has any bias. Blog is great, but to see GTO operate in real time on Twitter is something else. Huge metal music lover to boot.
Illusion of Prosperity
My friend Mark is one of the smartest people I know and he uses the medium of sarcasm for his work. The charts he comes up with you just will not see anywhere else and the insight he offers is top flight. Must read.
Jesse's Café Américain
A measured look at gold and silver as well as the money system. Always calm, always sharp.
You might get a chicken story. You might get the best dress down from a former insider on arbitrage. You might get schooled on silver. Or maple syrup. In any case, you need to stop in.
I don't really have the best grasp on new trends and new era ideas, I am an old school fart. Leigh has it all covered. So I make sure to stop in. Do you know Estimize?
My man Tony gets it. His macro view is worth a price of admission.
This man creeps me out with the uncanny reads on market direction. Just follow along, it's worth your while.
The Mess That Greenspan Made
An old school read, Tim is the best.
Macro can be important, and Mike has a great read.
No Excuses BBQ
You got to eat right? I take all my tips from this guy.
I don't agree with maybe 99% of the MMT thing, but I learn and think a lot. The comments section is great too.
Slope of Hope
If you find you are getting too giddy on the long side, Tim and the crew can fix that.
The Automatic Earth
Bearish? Yes. Spot on? Yes.
The Golden Truth
My man Dave knows metals.
The Reformed Broker
What can be said? Market smart, sharp as nails, speaks to and for plenty of us. And a good friend.
The Stock Sage
Strong where I am not (currencies and Europe) plus so many actionable ideas. One to watch, if you want returns.
As honest as they come. If you are not on Twitter you are missing a real show with live trades and market observations.
Still a must read for stories no one wants to talk about.
So many more, but I will feature those guys in blog posts in the future.
Have a good night.