The Top 50 Stock and Investing Blogs
What constitutes a “Top” Stock and Investing Blog is not necessarily how much money it makes for its readers, but the information it provides for its readers to make informed and justified investment decisions.
The Frugal Saver “Top 50 Stock and Investing Blogs” are categorized wherever possible into their respective genres, but by browsing through all of them, you may well find a niche which you previously overlooked that provides you with regular and lucrative returns.
Quick Access Investment Blogs
Abnormal Returns – Tadas Viskanta provides trusted and proven sources from around the blogosphere and provides his own commentary via video and social media. Good for investors lacking in time.
All About Alpha – The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association provides research, analysis and opinion on making complex decisions in the world of alternative investments.
Alphaville – Global investment news delivered in bit size chunks by the Financial Times, with daily 6.00am (London, New York and Asia) briefings despatched straight to early riser´s mobile phones.
Calculated Risk – Bill McBride authors what Time.com described in March 2011 as “an accessible summary of key economic data … (with a) knack of recognizing what facts really matter”.
dShort – Economic and market updates given in graph format by Doug Short of Advisor perspectives, with analysis, comment and advice for financial advisors and asset managers alike.
Stock Trader´s Almanac – A blog developed by Jeff and Yale Hirsch providers an instant view of the bearish, bullish and neutral development in the major stock markets.
Stock Investment Blogs
Ahead of the Curve – Joseph H. Ellis was a partner of Goldman Sachs and was ranked for eighteen consecutive years by Institutional Investor magazine as Wall Street’s #1 retail-industry analyst.
Capital Speculator – James Picerno is an ex-Dow Jones analyst who provides finance and investment information with relevance to the link between the business cycle, asset pricing and the bottom line.
Marketbeat – Mark Gongloff heads the WSJ editorial team reporting on market-moving news, analyzing trends and highlighting noteworthy commentary from the best blogs and research
Trader Mike – Blain Reinkensmeyer produces excellent resources for independent traders, with stock market recaps and in-depth analysis of the market presented in a way which is fresh and easy to understand
The Kirk Report – Charles E. Kirk is an independent trader who has created a $3 million portfolio over the last eight years from scratch. His blogs are designed to help small time investors make more informed, intelligent and unemotional decisions about their investments.
Minyanville – Multi-contributor blog which highlights some of the overlooked stock movements and analyses where they might be headed. Main site also contains an excellent 101 on stock trading
S&P 500 Blogs
Afraid to Trade – Corey Rosenbloom provides mentorship and an education centre for those apprehensive about misinterpreting market signals.
Bespoke Invest – Paul Hickey and Justin Walters provide a research platform which enables investors to gain the data and knowledge necessary to make intelligent and profitable investment decisions
Crossing Wall Street – Eddy Elfenbein was named by CNN/Money as the best “buy-and-hold” blogger after his recommendations out-performed the S&P 500 four years in a row.
Dr Ed´s Blog – Dr Ed Yardeni highlights some of the more interesting relationships and developments between various indices and the performance of the S&P 500
Footnoted – The Morning Star´s own finance blog provides a lot of information for the small investor about where the big players are putting their money
Market Club – Market Club is a blog designed to help stock traders and provides plenty of free, helpful information as well as a premium subscription service for those who want to take their investments to a higher level.
Bonds & Banks Investment Blogs
Accrued Interest – The author pleads anonymity in this well-written blog concerning the long term prospect of bonds and the factors that will influence their future performance.
BondsOnline – More of a resource than a blog, but provides instant access to over 3.5 million stocks, bonds, indexes and other securities covering markets and exchanges across the globe.
Deal Breaker – Current domestic and international banking news presented by Bess Levin and Matt Levine with analysis of the effect global finance decisions will have of stock portfolios.
The Institutional Risk Analyst – News, views and analysis on how the banks are spending their your money and bespoke ratings provided for each of the institutions (premium service)
The Streetlight Blog – Kash Mansoori discusses the relationship between the Federal Reserve and the rest of the world´s banks and the impact their policies make to the global investor.
Tom Brown´s Bankstocks – Thomas K Brown provides insight into the performance of bank stocks and bonds, plus posts up breaking finance news as it happens.
Economic Analysis Blogs
Econbrowser – James D Hamilton and Menzie Chinn (both Professors of Economics at recognized universities) provide analysis of current domestic economic policies and investment conditions
Freakonomics – A number of renowned economists provide views on some of the economic news which might have slipped under the radar elsewhere
Real Time Economics – Phil Izzo leads a team of Wall Street Journal-ists to provide exclusive news, analysis and commentary on the economy, Federal Reserve policy and economics.
The Reformed Broker – Joshua Brown is a New York City-based investment advisor for high net worth individuals, charitable foundations and corporations who analyses about the economy and financial markets
Floyd Norris – Floyd Norris, the chief financial correspondent of The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, covers the world of finance and economics.
Real Estate Investment Blogs
Foreclosure Pulse – A multi-author blog which was established long before the current real estate crisis provides valuable advice for those looking to take advantage of foreclosures and auctions
Furman Centre – The Furman Centre for Real Estate and Urban Policy is a news blog and resource for all interested in real estate investment beyond repossessions and foreclosures
The Housing Bubble – Ben Jones reproduces real estate news from around the country and examines its effect on owners, lenders, regulators, realtors and the economy as a whole
Irivine Housing Blog – Larry Roberts and Shevy Akason provide information about the repossessions market and answer questions about whether now is the right time to buy a house
Matrix – Jonathon Miller of Miller Samuel interprets movement in the real estate market and justifies his conclusions with historical indices in relation to geographical data.
Reverse Mortgage Daily – Top information from John Yedinak and his team about the growing reverse mortgage industry with comments in regard to capital release, trends and legal issues.
Political Finance Analysis Blogs
A Fistful of Euros – Multi-contributor analysis of the political influences throughout Europe and how they affect global investment decisions. A blog for the macro-investor
Cunning Realist – The influence that government investment strategy has at the gas pump and in the grocery store in analyzed in this self-proclaimed “oasis in a world of hacks, hustlers and hired spin”.
Zero Hedge – Primary contributor, Tyler Durden, aims to widen the scope of financial, economic and political information available to the professional investing public.
Paul Krugman – Paul Krugman is a widely published economist with an axe to grind through the pages of the NYT about the influence federal policy is having on free market trade.
The Angry Bear – Left-of-center economic commentary on corporate news, politics and the economy from a team of economists, financial historians, business consultants and financial professionals.
Shadow Government Statistics – John Williams exposes flaws in US Government economic data and assesses underlying economic and financial conditions, net of financial-market and political hype.
Investment News Resources
Digg Business – An amalgamation of business news stories appealing to the “Digg”-ers can provide fast and potentially vital information to everybody involved in stock trading and investments.
Economagic – One of the simplest “access to database” web sites to negotiate, with hundreds of graphs enabling one to compile their own opinion of the investment marketplace.
Economist´s View – Mark Thoma – Professor of Economics at Oregon University – provides a resource packed blog, with links to many other resources of research and information
Financial Armageddon – Michael Panzner postings illustrate a grim picture of the US economy, but he also provides some useful links to news elsewhere on the web which will be of benefit to investors.
Global Postcards – Just to prove that the world is an open market, South African Prieur du Plessis provides insight and resources for investors considering worldwide opportunities from Cape Town.
Stock Market Charts – Most of the daily performance charts from around the globe are published on this daily blog including BSE Sensex, NSE Nifty, S&P 500, Hang Seng, FTSE 100 and Taiwan TSEC index chart.
Tickersense – Effectively promoting their own web site, but have an extremely useful side column containing economic indicators, a futures index and links to specific bond performance.
Risk Management Blogs
The Aleph Blog – “The markets always find a new way to make a fool out of you”, states David Merkel, but the author is adept at providing quality advice about how to control your exposure to risk.
Bank Implode – Possibly the Armageddon of investment blogs, but a valuable resource to keep an eye on to avoid the big mistakes that might negatively consequence your investment portfolio