The 24/7 Wall St. Twenty Best Financial Blogs

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6) Calculated Risk Remains perhaps the preeminent economics blog, providing quick and insightful analysis on a breadth of issues ranging from the housing market to the Fed rate. Drawing on his vast experience, Calculated Risk gives poor economists no quarter.

7) Econbrowser The site is authored by two economics professors. Although it rarely gets outside the realm of what academic economists would normally cover, it brings readers in-depth and complex analysis which an educated investor might be able to understand. The topics range from international policymaking to government economic statistics and modeling of the expense structures of both industries and nations.

8 ) Carl Futia This is one of the few blogs heavy on technical analysis, a method that many traders, including bloggers on this list, find instructive, while others find it amusing but largely useless. For those who subscribe to his investment philosophy, Futia’s analytic work is better than any of his peers.

9) 10Q detective Perfect site for analysis of how companies use public statements to obfuscate information they would otherwise want to hide. The author, a former equity analyst, is not afraid to get his fingers dirty and clearly has no problem digging through the musty stacks in the basement of the SEC.

10) Maoxian A daytraders’ delight filled with complex and sometimes unreadable charts and graphs. The author is particularly talented at taking complex economic data and explaining them to the reader. The site may or may not be based in China.