Financial crisis blog recommendations?
October 9, 2008 3:21 PM   Subscribe

Recommend any financial crisis blogs written by people who are following all the relevant indicators, or by people involved in the finance industry, who are trying to make sense of the market and economy?
posted by vizsla to Work & Money (12 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Rob Paterson used to be a senior investment banker with the Royal Bank in Canada. Knows what he is talking about, is pessimistic about the future and has predicted some of the stuff we are seeing now over the past two years.

He's also been working with KETC public TV in St. Louis to tell the story of the mortgage crisis in a way that provides a resource for homeowners.
posted by salishsea at 3:36 PM on October 9, 2008 [2 favorites]

Best answer: NPR's Planet Money isn't written by the industry - but it's definitely trying to make sense of what happens, and they talk to people in the industry.
posted by pdb at 3:38 PM on October 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

There's the NPR Planet Money blog that might be helpful.
posted by mcroft at 3:38 PM on October 9, 2008

Best answer: Naked Capitalism
Calculated Risk
Nouriel Roubini

Follow the links on their blogrolls and you'll get to most of the good ones.
posted by epugachev at 3:42 PM on October 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

Calculated Risk
Global EconoMonitor
Naked Capitalism

[note: I am not terribly knowledgeable about this subject, but.. hope these may be helpful]

Also from MeFi just a few days ago it was recommended to check the links in fellow MeFite Mutant's profile
posted by citron at 3:42 PM on October 9, 2008

Haha, crosspost of the same three sites - I honestly didn't read the previous before listing that.
posted by citron at 3:42 PM on October 9, 2008

posted by blue mustard at 4:12 PM on October 9, 2008 [2 favorites]

Good suggestion from pdp on Planet Money from NPR. They do an great job.

Speaking of....If you hurry - before Monday 10-13-08 - you can still get the mp3 download of This American Life's special economy episode in collaboration with Planet Money - free. Again, hurry before Monday - it's excellent!
posted by Gerard Sorme at 4:28 PM on October 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

I think The Big Picture is pretty good.
posted by Durin's Bane at 4:45 PM on October 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I am a portfolio manager and I am following:

The Financial Times
Paul Krugman's blog
Brad Delong
Marginal Revolution

The FT has had the best coverage overall, but Krugman might be the best if you have no knowledge of finance.
posted by shothotbot at 7:38 PM on October 9, 2008 [2 favorites]

Across the Curve for good insider-y credit market commentary written by an ex-trader. It's heavy on jargon, but it's worthwhile if you can get through it (coincidentally, the top entry on the blog right now is about his use of jargon and he encourages readers to email him questions).
posted by mullacc at 9:25 PM on October 9, 2008

Here is the same topic on Marginal Revolution today.
posted by shothotbot at 9:02 AM on October 10, 2008

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