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Doin' It Bloggystyle: Big Ben's Big Adventure, Web 2.0, On the Trading Front, TV Blogs, Theisman and Jaworski


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 pretty much 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.

Dancing With the Fed Stars

  • Lauriston translates it all to malinke
  • And back to English with Barry. "This testimony makes clear (to me at least) [the market] drew precisely the wrong conclusion from the FOMC statement last week. Bernanke is now correcting that error via this speech."
  • I would agree with Phil here, Ben's ultimately going to be a footnote today.

Web 2.0

Yes, my skin crawls every time I hear someone say "Web 2.0." Sort of how I feel hearing "habeus corpus" or "paradigm" or "blogosphere." But it's here to stay.

  • Fortune's Adam Lashinsky spotlights the difficulties that NBC and News Corp. (NWS) will face (Hat tip Trader Mike).
  • Paul Kedrosky thinks Viacom (VIA) wins the battle, and loses the war. Consumers "are demanding unbundled media, sold everywhere and in myriad assortments. Period. And if Viacom won't provide it then some new media entrepreneurs will."

On the Trading Front

  • Dr. Brett on inadvertant sabotage. "Trading problems begin when we enter trades by one information-processing system, but manage them by another."
  • A non-Blackstone anecdotal top "tell" via Ticker Sense.
  • Broker A goes in depth as to why he remains steadfastly bullish.
  • And I knew getting California Pizza Kitchen (CPKI) five times a week was a winning idea. Pizza is now a health food, via Muckdog.

CNBC Blogs

Someone must read these CNBC blogs, otherwise it wouldn't have them. I'm going to take a page from Steve's Value Blog Review and take a look at a few.

  • Darren Rovell is actually pretty good IMHO. Sports with a biz angle. There's a good piece (pun intended) here on his predictions for some Falling Sports Babes. Can anyone ever top Anna K's $15 million/year for zero wins?
  • Melissa Lee. Why would I click on this one, this is the first update since March 12th? OK, there are reasons I may click through. Just sayin...
  • Diana Olick, all realty, all the time. This is good stuff, updated 3-5 times a week, and she responds (generally) to email. She also works Fleetwood Mac lyrics into post titles.
  • Geoff Cutmore. Never heard the name before in my life. Is he some made up Composite Character? Click on his name down below here and you get... Diana Olick. Noice.

And then there were...still three.

  • Dan Shanoff is liking the move to Jaworski. "He will go down as the best analyst in the history of the show. Hopefully, it will finally affirm that the average Monday Night Football viewer doesn't want more entertainment -- they want more analysis."
  • A tepid reaction to the Theisman for Jaws trade from, of all places, Awful Announcing.
  • LT must have sacked the two of them about 540 times combined, but this hit on Theisman is surely the one that everyone remembers. Warning: Don't watch this within an hour of a meal.
  • This has nothing to do with Joe Theisman, but Curt Schilling has his own blog now, 38 Pitches. He's far from the first athlete to do this, but there's a really big difference on this one.
  • He actually writes the posts. He writes frequently. He has comments. He has comments from Kevin Millar. And best of all, he wails on Dan Shaughnessy. "Putting his inherent 'toolness' on display for all the world to see did far more than I could ever hope to do by trying to explain what a dope he is."
  • I would suggest though that creating The Curse of the Bambino was enough evidence of toolness.
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