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Doin' It Bloggystyle: Subprime, Jobs and "Strategery"


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.

Some links as I ponder why I can't seem to shed any pounds on this Wii Sports Weight Loss program.

It's better to give than to receive, especially if you are in the subprime biz...

  • Mish writes on the Paulson plan: "While there is nothing new or shocking in the statement about who the plan was designed to help (we all knew who the plan was designed to help before), this is even a bigger sucker trap than I first thought. This plan was purposefully and carefully constructed to help virtually no one but lenders. The very last thing the lenders want is to foreclose on homes that are hugely underwater."
  • This is not the most popular plan ever, as these headers compiled by The Mess That Greenspan Made suggest.
  • Abnormal Returns finds some more opinions around the econoblogoworld via
  • Big Picture
  • Free Exchange
  • Marginal Revolution.
  • Accrued Interest
  • and Market Movers.
  • Calculated Risk also chimes in with a word or 10,000 on the topic.

On the Job
  • Interesting debate on the BLS Birth-Death model.
  • In this corner, we have Barry Ritholtz dissing it: " fixing one problem, they created another: At the other end of the cycle -- where we are today -- the B/D adjustment potentially will hypothesize lots of phantom job creation. That explains the stability in construction and finance jobs in the monthly data. "
  • And in this corner, Dash of Insight. "When the BLS discovered that this old method was not capturing all of the new jobs, they created more sophisticated modeling techniques. The birth/death adjustment has dramatically improved the performance of the job count, as demonstrated by actual state data."

  • Afraid To Trade writes on playing this year's market gaps.
  • Dr. Brett has a look at whether being too attentive to every tick can give you a little market myopia.
  • bzb trader notes some divergence in the QQQQ's.
  • Stockbee has some better ways to break the market down into sectors.

Navel Time
  • Here is a really in depth and interesting post on financial bloggers versus journalists from someone who is really a bit of both, Felix Salmon.
  • And speaking of navel gazing, how about my own navel? This in a rundown of blog favorites from my now favorite newspaper, the Santa Cruz Sentinel: "Minyanville is a new site that, despite its whimsical look, covers market and economic events in a businesslike manner. I'm mentioning Minyanville because one of its features, called "Doin' It Bloggystyle" lists a dozen or so blogs that, in its view, are doing the best at covering that particular day's events. You'll find that feature in the News & Views section."
  • It has nice mentions also of Zach, Kirk and Dr. Brett.
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