I read a lot of stuff. And with each passing year, more and more of it is online. One of the ideas I've toyed around with for a while is how to share and talk about the online stories that I come across.
The odd time, they are interesting enough to warrant a blog post but the vast majority of the time, I simply want a way to quickly share something with you.
To that end, I've put together: news.tradersnarrative.com
Here is a brief screenshot:
If you're already familiar with reddit or digg, you'll have zero adjustment or learning curve. For those who are not familiar with either of the sites (insert cricket chirping sound) it is simply a stream of cherry picked links which are timely, relate to trading, economics, finance, etc.
You're perfectly fine to sit back and browse the interesting fresh links percolating each day. You can also go through a 15 second registration process and contribute interesting links you've found and want to share.
Another great advantage to registering is that you can give each link a thumbs up or down - telling me whether you liked it or didn't. You can also comment on the link of course.
Full RSS feed for news.tradersnarrative.com is available as well. Or you can grab the code for the widget. To see how the widget looks, scroll down a bit and check out my sidebar. Of course, at the site itself you'll find much more links than the 10 displayed inside the widget. I think there are currently around 200 hand picked links.
I look forward to your feedback and suggestions on how to improve itblog, links, news, news.tradersnarrative.com, slinkset, WHM, wordpress
I've been busy with other projects and life this last month. Boy I missed blogging. I'm really looking forward to continuing the blog and revisiting some of the previous posts.
I was the first trading blog to talk about Victor Niederhoffer's demise. Many lambasted me for "rumor mongering". The "rumors" turned to be true. Vic did in fact blow up. As with most spectacular blow ups on Wall Street, he will continue to trade but on a much smaller scale. Who knows? He might even make a comeback and go for a three-peat.
I'll follow up on MitoPharm's spectacular swan dive off a cliff. I did my best to warn people but as Lord Overstone said, "No warning can save a people determined to grow suddenly rich."
As well Agloco deserves some more thrashing since they have come out with a hilarious payment schedule. And of course, I'll also write more market related commentary where more than a few plates of crow are on the menu.
But I did mention, and I hope you listened, to "Sell Something!" when the S&P 500 was around 1520. Since then the indices moved slightly higher (1560) but for the most part chopped and are now lower (1460).
Calling the intermediate market top as well as repeated calls for a bottom in mid August and early September, are rare feats. I doubt I can keep this up. But it will be fun to try.
As you might have noticed, I removed Google Adsense and will be monetizing using more unobtrusive methods. I've also tidied up the place a bit and will probably spruce up the theme and upgrade to the newest Wordpress version in a short while. So bear with me if things get a bit wonky.