Very nice comments from Barron’s this week about The Big Picture:
Not Another Blah, Blah Blog
This week’s financial blog, the Big Picture (bigpicture.typepad.com) covers more than investing (one recent post discussed the finer points of making a great cup of coffee). Barry Ritholtz, chief market strategist for Maxim Group, says of his blog, "…if you’re looking for dry, run-of-the-mill market observations, you’ve come to the wrong place." (The blog isn’t associated with his employer.)
Ritholtz provides commentary and links to market-related articles, but he also, as a good blogger should, tells us what he thinks. Recent entries have covered catalysts that might move the market (the housing bubble bursting, say, or euro weakness); the willingness to admit that you’re wrong ("You either nail it or you don’t"); and a comparison of real estate with equity-market capitalization. His eclectic posts (commodities, food and drink, politics or music) generally appear several times daily. Well worth it.
Thanks for the kind words . . .
UPDATE JUNE 13, 2005 7:17am
A minor clarification — all the posts on this
side of the blog (The Big Picture) are Market related — be it economics, geopolitics,
technology, even the music and film industry discussions. We key in on the factors (including longer term shifts) that are
impacting the investing environment. This also includes specific
industry drivers, as well as their component equities. Not to recommend names, but rather to dissect the macro factors that are impacting those names.
Everything else — all that which is unrelated to investing — gets segregated into essays & effluvia.
That way, anyone interested in my market perspectives
— but who really don’t want to be subjected to my rants on bad drivers,
good food, annoying people and amusing web stuff — can avoid the unrelated effluvia.
Electronic Investor: Gold Nuggets
Theresa W. Carey, Kathy Yakal
Barron’s Monday, June 13, 2005