Best Of The StockTwits Blog Network – 6/30/12

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.

It’s apropos that Rouge Traderette, the newest addition to the blog network, gives us a post about how it all started for her.  “The Real Reason I’m A Trader.”

The measure of a man or an organization is their ability to be honestly introspective. Sizemore Insights illustrates this in “If I May Slander My Profession…”

AlphaVN believes the flight of capital from West to East will only increase.  One of the places where it will land is the “Switzerland” of Asia.  “The Financial Road to Singapore.”

From Obamacare to gas prices, The Armo Trader tells us that politics as usual are the barrier to making real progress.  “And This Is Why I Hate Politics.”

Avoiding a “value trap” by recognizing some of their common characteristics is the topic for The Stock Sage this week.  “The Most Important Traits of Value Traps.”

Fortune magazine asked 40 experts to draft their “dream team” to run a hypothetical company.  The Reformed Broker was one of those experts.  “My Executive Dream Team at Fortune Magazine.”

StockTwitsU tells us not only how to analyze macro economic indicators, but where to find those indicators.  “How To Watch Global and Macro Indicators.”

Alcoholics need ten, but the “housing recovery” needs twelve, per The Basis Point.  “The 12 Steps To Housing Recovery.”

Points and Figures has been on this issue like an algorithmic trader on a 1/100 cent move.  “Is High Frequency Trading Good?  Or Bad?” and “How HFT ruins markets.”

Social momentum can lead price momentum, and Phil Pearlman shows you how.  “Arnamania: Social Momentum as a Leading Indicator.”

In Kid Dynamite’s World, you can’t just throw up a piece based on a false premise or you will get taken to the woodshed.  “One Cannot Talk About Supply and Price Without The Third Piece Of The Puzzle: DEMAND.”

Sure, Howard Linzdon is talking his own book, but it is a very, very good book.  “The New StockTwits Web….Reimagining The Markets.”

Dynamic Hedge on why your best market move this summer might be just going to the beach with a good book.  “Summer Trading is for Two Types of People.”

Another tool in your arsenal for determining trend courtesy of Dragonfly Capital.  “One Form of Breadth as an Indicator.”

What would be the tip-off that the United States has passed it’s prime?  Crossing Wall Street theorizes the answer.  “What If People Start to Leave the U.S.?”

I was guessing it was “crack them over the head with a shovel and bury them in a shallow grave.”  The Altucher Confidential has a more “reasoned” idea.  “How To Deal With Crappy People, PART TWO.”

All Star Charts takes us down a contrarian path of thinking.  “Overbought Conditions Would Be A Good Thing For Stocks.”

Forced errors are bad, but unforced errors really suck.  Abnormal Returns talks about avoiding being a “Buckner” in investing.  “Avoiding unforced errors in investing.”

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  • Any bloggers predicting a multi month equity rally apart from me ?

    As of today I am.

    Last week was the turning point.

    • Brian Lund

      I think a lot out there would agree with you.