Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES magazine has an excessively nice review of The Big Picture in the July magazine, where your humble narrator gets favorably compared with James Cramer, and the blog itself gets kudos for its scope and breadth.
Here’s an excerpt:
"Ritholtz’s The Big Picture is an excellent contribution to what are known to
some in the blogosphere as "expert blogs." While blogs have gained notoriety for
both sociopolitical commentary and a certain professional-caliber narcissism
(the two not necessarily mutually exclusive), the expert blog phenomenon is one
that must be applauded by all of us who have found ourselves subtly (or not so
subtly) getting a greater degree of our news and opinion from places other than
the traditional news media. Like widely respected Middle East historian Juan
Cole on Iraq, or University of California at Berkeley economist Brad deLong on
economics, Barry Ritholtz has used the blog form as a way of making his
knowledge of the world of finance and market behavior accessible to any
interested party with a web connection.
Cramer, Cole and DeLong: Heady company to be compared to.
This paragraph very much resonated with me; I find it hard to recall how we invested and/or traded prior to the internet:
For those who have come of investing age during the information revolution of
the past decade, it is hard to imagine how our trading predecessors managed
without online brokers, real-time streaming quotes, fundamental corporate
information within a mouse-click, and more technical analytical tools than keys
on a grand piano. To that list, we can add the free insights available from men
and women who for years have made the financial markets their home."
I am grateful and humbled by the review.
You can see the piece in its entirety here.
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Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES, July 2006