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Doin' It Bloggystyle: Hairy Times for Big Ben


Minyanville brings together the best of what they are saying "out there" about the topics we're talking about right here.

Blogs themselves need no introduction, as they get as much publicity as pretty much anything these days, save maybe the latest Britney news. There's an expanding world of excellent financial blogs, covering just about everything, from global economics to swing trading. Minyanville's goal is to bring together the best of what they are saying "out there" about the topics we're talking about right here.

If The Blue Sky Mining Company Won't Come To Our Rescue, Who's Going To Save Us?
  • How about Fannie (FNM) and Freddie (FRE)? They apparently have a "confirming loan limit" of $417,000. Should we raise that so they can overpay... I mean bail out... I mean take some loans down?
  • Calculated Risk runs down the idea and concludes "this suggestion does not make economic sense. House prices in many areas are currently unrealistic when compared to incomes, and the sooner prices return to more normal levels, the better for the economy."
  • He does have a good suggestion; have different limits in different parts of the country based on regional median incomes.
  • How about Big Ben and the Nascar Fed? Accrued Interest discusses the Bernanke Put.

Where do we go from here?

  • Low put/call and lousy cumulative breadth has Helene Meisler (subscription required for link) a bit skeptical.
  • As dk Reports notes, not too many untested bottoms out there like the one we have now.
  • Ticker Sense maintains a long term bullish stance.

What's In a Name?

Ranked and Filed

  • ranks the Top 100 Biz blogs. Yours truly could not crack the Top Ten (thanks to my poor strength of schedule no doubt), but I think I think I'm ahead of Bill in the Options rankings.
  • He beats me with his VIX analysis, but apparently my Alyssa Milano analysis has trumped that.
  • Instant Bull has a rankings system as well, and all I'll say is Technorati has way better methodology than Alexa.

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