Let’s be honest, you could pretty much throw a dart any day of the week at the StockTwits Blog Network, and end up hitting a post that is better than 99% of the other stuff out there that passes as financial blogging. So to say these are “The Best of….” is a little disingenuous; let’s just say these are some of the posts from the last week that caught my attention and I think will interest you.
The key to not getting complacent in trading according to The Stock Sage is to “Get Outside the Comfort Zone.”
One of the things I like about Upside Trader is that he cuts through the crap of having a bias. In “Bulls and Bears, What Now?” he lays out the case for either scenario and is ready to trade it no matter which way it goes.
During the cold war a “mole” was someone who went behind enemy lines to get classified information and report on it so it could be exploited. The Reformed Broker is our financial mole who gives us the scoop with “Thing I Learned at Gold-Buy-Goldwest.”
Rates ended at record lows last week. The Basis Point says they can go lower. “WeeklyBasis: Rates May Go Lower Still.”
Not all college punks are swallowing goldfish, cruising in their jalopies, and cramming themselves into phone booths. Some, like the guys at StockTwits U are putting out some pretty interesting content like “Nike and the Olympic Games: London 2012′s Big Winner.”
Lately I have been seeing fill reports from the exchanges that go six places to the right of the decimal. Points and Figures tells you why this is not a good thing. “Sub Penny Trading.”
This post from Phil Pearlman is basically just a video. But it’s a video you don’t want to miss. “My Fave Vid of the Year from Lazerow….”
If you are going to fail, “Fail Expertly.” The Minimalist Trader.
The fifth in his “Rules” series is the most important in Kid Dynamite’s World. “Trading Rule #5 – There Is No Magic Trading Rule.”
If you don’t follow High Chart Patterns (or get their great newsletter) you are missing out on the benefit of 15 years of trading experience, which is nicely illustrated in “Trading Career in One Chart.”
Werewolves should probably skip this one. “3 Views on Silver” by Dragonfly Capital.
One of the newest additions to the StockTwits Blog Network, Sizemore Insights, is already crushing it with posts like “What Happens if the Euro Dies?”
During the height of the Khmer Rouge’s murderous reign one out of every seven people in Cambodia was killed. If any country deserves a comeback, they do. Peter Pham of AlphaVN tells us, that may just be what is happening in “Cambodia – The Little Nation That Could.”
Probably one of the best weekly reviews I read is by Crossing Wall Street. I just wish Eddy would sex up the title a bit. “CWS Market Review – June 8, 2012″
This post from Altucher Confidential is just a video. The same video from Phil Pearlman’s post. If you didn’t watch it there, trust me, you should watch it here. “Is Fear Holding You Back.”
Last year I went to the Traders Expo in Dallas and it was 102 ° when I got off the plane at 10:00pm. This year I skipped it. But AlphaTrends is there. “Dallas Traders Expo Trading Ideas.”
1nvestor says that different types of patterns have their own “personalities.” He explains what a sideways channel’s is in “A look at how a channel forms starring 3D Systems.”
And finally Peter L. Brandt writes a post I wish I had written entitled “There is a difference between a good trade and good trading.”
What bclund is, is the intersection of markets, trading, and life (with some punk rock, pop culture, and off-beat humor mixed in).