Written by Anthony Demangone
If you are reading this blog, you likely are a person who seeks out information. Â I bet you read a ton of blogs, magazines, newspapers, etc.
With that in mind, here are some of my favorite sources of "good reads."
(First things first.Â You'll need a way to gather and organize web-based materials. Â I've always been a huge of of RSS readers. Â This wonderful "how-to" video discusses the power of RSS feeds and how to use them.) Â Now, on to the list.
1. Â The Big Picture.Â This blog tries to put you in the mind of a Wall Street trader. The information you get from this blog regarding Wall Street, politics, and the economy is top-notch. Â Managed by Barry Ritholtz, this blog provides a great service - the AM and PM reads. Â In short, Barry scans things that he wants to read on his train ride into NYC (AM reads) and he does the same for his ride home in the evening (PM reads). Â Here's a link to a recent AM reads.Â It is one great way to key abreast of the major, major stories.
2. Counterparties.com. Â This is another news aggregator that focuses on finance, politics and the like. Edited by Felix Salmon of Reuters, this "newsletter" links to dozens of fantastic stories. Â Here's a recent version. Â In it, was this scary story pointing out that in the past 15 years, the average American's expected retirement age has gone up 7 years.Â
3. Â Calculated Risk.Â This blog hammers away at finance and economics, but with a focus on the housing market. It is very, very good.Â Â
4. Â HBR.org.Â There is enough management information and thought here to choke a horse. Â
I could go on, my guess is that these three sites will give you a good start. But my question to you is this...what are you guys reading?
Have a great weekend, everyone!