Outstanding list of top notch financial writers from Morgan Housel.
Over the years, I have tried to explain the significance to investors of organizing your thoughts into a written expression of understanding and belief. See, e.g., Why I Write and What I learned after 30,000 posts. It is one of the more important things you can do to better understand your own beliefs and expectations, an important part of becoming a better investor.
So you can imagine how thrilled and proud I am that three of our staff made Morgan’s “must read” list of 22:
Michael Batnick (The Irrelevant Investor)
- Who he is: Director of research, Ritholtz Wealth Management
- What he writes: Pithy investing observations, market history, sarcastic tweets
- Why you should read him: Came out of the middle of nowhere a year or two ago and is already one of the sharpest writers in finance.
Josh Brown (Reformed Broker)
- Who he is: CEO, Ritholtz Wealth Management
- What he writes: Dissects the world of investing, economics, and financial advice in a way that is as hilarious as it is brilliant.
- Why you should read him: Has bridged the gap between presenting high-quality information in an entertaining way better than anyone in the business.
Barry Ritholtz (The Big Picture)
- Who he is: Chief investment officer, Ritholtz Wealth Management
- What he writes: Smart, honest, no-holds-barred investment and economic articles.
- Why you should read him: Incapable of sugar-coating stories he’s passionate about, which makes for some of the most informative and eye-opening columns.
Writing is an important part of our process, and one that I highly recommend, regardless of whether ever published or not.
The full list (despite the inevitable omissions) is definitely worth your time.
What I Read (And Why)
Fool.com, February 6, 2015