Best Of The StockTwits Blog Network – 6/23/12

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.

Hey, it may be summer, but school is in, and The Minimalist Trader is your hot new teacher.  “Newbies: Step Right Up For a Little Wall Street 101.”

The market digested the news out of Spain like a nice light tapas lunch.  Up next…eight bowls of pasta, two calzones, a slug of lasagna, and all you can eat bread.  Sizemore Insights breaks the caloric count down in “Spain and Italy: Different Problems, Same Crisis.”

The key to feeding the world?  No, not Spam.  AlphaVN tell us “Palm Oil Holds the Key to Feeding the Next Billion.”

Sector analysis by ZorTrades.  “Semiconductors May Make A Stop Here.”

Pssssst…..!!! You are going to find the next big movers here first.  “StockTwits 50, June 18″ by the always covert Ivanhoff.

Each week a few posts go viral.  “The Worst Mistake a Trader Can Make” by The Stock Sage was one of those posts.

ZZONK……!!!! “If the world is crumbling.”  BIFF….!!!!!!  “Who are the most dangerous people in financial media?”   WHAMM……!!!!  “Let’s All Take a Moment to Remember the Charlatans.”  It’s either TV’s Batman or The Reformed Broker.

The “head and shoulders” pattern and how to trade it by The FX Cafe.  “What do I do with ‘This’ Chart Pattern.”

What a difference a FOMC statement makes.  “Rates Up After Fed Meeting: Side by Side Fed Statements” by The Basis Point.

Housing is out of favor.  Hated.  Loathed.  That’s that time to start paying attention to it.  Let Value Plays give you some insight into what’s happening with “So Housing Is Local…”

TheArmoTrader is such a tease.  Of course we do Jerry….!!!  “Want To Catch The Bottom?”

Points and Figures crushed it live on CNBC with Rick Santelli on this topic.  “Electronic Trading Vs Open Outcry.”

I thought that the “Rules” for trading in Kid Dynamite’s World were done.  I guess not, because here is “Trading Rule #6: Have A Plan!”

Another one of those posts that was passed around this week like a “doobie” at a high school party.  “Hey man, don’t ‘Bogart’ it.”  “This Is How Upside Momentum Often Ends,” by Ivanhoff Capital.

It has been 38 years in coming, but Europe just hit Japan with a haymaker.  “Europe Contagion Hit Japan,” by FaithMightFx.

I suck at fundamental and macro investing, so Dynamic Hedge wrote a post just for me.  “Fundamental Top-Down Macro for the Brain Damaged.”

There is a theory that all known information is priced in already by the market.  Dragonfly Capital postulates that the market may even know some of the as of yet “unknown” information.  “Big Pharma Already Knows the Supreme Court Outcome.”

DownTownTrader gives us his analysis on a “cup and handle” trade he is currently in.  “Talking My Book – Amazon.com, Inc.”

Crossing Wall Street tells us that $AAPL  could buy every NHL, NBA, NFL, and MLB team and still have cash left over in “My Views on Apple.”

If I ever meet James in person I will kiss him for writing such good stuff.  Then I will punch him for writing such good stuff.  Just read it.  “How To Make a Billion Dollar Company From Scratch,” by Altucher Confidential.

Technical analysis is often misused, and AlphaTrends sets us straight with “Direction Of Moving Averages – Technical Analysis.”

There has been a lot of talk lately about natural gas and how low it can go.  All Star Charts asks the question, “Was That A Generational Bottom For Natural Gas Prices?”

Let me give you a little advice.  There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it.  Stop thinking.  Let things happen.  And “be the ball.”  “The folly of trying to out think the markets,” by Abnormal Returns……….you’re not being the ball Danny.

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