We want our readers to have the best reading experience and we figured that the best way to achieve this is to provide our readers with relevant financial services information. Sources of information can range from print to non-print materials, which mean information is now widely accessible to the public. According to Blogging.org, there are 329 million people who view blogs. While blogging is seen as way to share one’s knowledge and expertise, it is also a great source of information for those who are interested in learning more about a particular topic.
Below, you will find a list of top blogs related to financial services. We have selected these influencers according, but not limited, to these criteria:
- Site reader following
- Site comment count
- Twitter follower count
- Facebook fan page count
B. Topic Relevance
C. Author Credibility
- Expression of thoughts/opinion/comments via the article
- Expertise and knowledge in field/industry
- Frequency of posts
Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader – This is a blog of a journalist-turned-hedge fund manager. He is being followed by more than 1,000 followers and has earned almost 1,500 Likes in Facebook. He posts trade alerts with information that may suggest what should be bought, when to buy it and what price it should be bought. His alerts can be only viewed after subscription, but his other posts are available for public reading.
Zero Hedge – Zero Hedge is an online community that contains news and blog articles that come from various contributors knowledgeable in the field of finance and economics. It has a large following, receiving a lot of reading traffic as high as 16,000 reads.
Market Montage – This is a blog of Mark Hanna, the President and Owner of Hanna Capital LLC, an investment advisory firm. His previous blog, Fund my Mutual Fund, has attracted the attention of 3,056 subscribers. In Market Montage, he shares his personal opinion of market movements and stock trades.
Abnormal Returns – Tadas Viskanta has more than 20 years of experience in the financial markets and he is happy to share his views and opinion through his blog. He has also shared his knowledge in the field through scholarly papers published in Financial Analysts Journal and Journal of Portfolio Management and through his book, Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere. Abnormal Returns’ articles reach more than 25,000 Twitter followers and the blog itself has already earned more than 5,000 Likes in Facebook.
Hedge Fund Blogger – It is not surprising how Richard Wilson has 92,483 readers, most likely to be comprised of students and professionals, subscribed to his blog. He is the author of The Hedge Fund Book and he runs the Hedge Fund Group which has 65,000 members. His blog offers information on the hedge fund strategies, capital raising tips, reviews, and also interviews.
I am sure there are still a lot of interesting and informative financial services blogs out there. Share them with us and we would be more than happy to take a look. We’ll be waiting for your own list in the comment section below!
Author: Jamee C.