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The Official 2011 Review of Select Blogs from Around the Web-o-Sphere

Whatever was left in the comments section last night, I reviewed. All emails or tweets were fucking ignored.

Loveknots4baby.com: Sorry, but this is some chick-shit that garners zero interest from me. The web design is decent and the quality looks okay, but still “chick-shit.” Grade C

Fortune Formula: This is actually a decent blog. However, it gets tossed into a flaming barrel of garbage because it’s never updated. Seriously, why bother blogging if you are not going to commit? The author has good command over the English language, seems intelligent and somewhat focused. However, by looking at the cookie cutter site design and lack of editing of his blog roll, I know for a fact that he doesn’t really give a shit and will not be blogging this time next year. Grade C+

Economic Disconnect: Okay, the site design here is atrocious and the author is clearly just blogging for fun. Sifting through the articles, I’m guessing he is young and somewhat interesting. He is definitely too much all over the road. If he wants to take his little bloggy to the next level, he will need to focus on a theme and run hard with it. Otherwise, it will end up in the circular file. Grade B-

Stop Having a Boring Life: I love this blog and read it often. The author is literally insane and has left the civilized world for cashew trees in West Africa or fucked up hostels in seedy Eastern European towns. Through his travels, he has received a healthy dose of malaria and devoured the heart of a King Cobra. What’s not to like? Grade A+

Parabolic Market: This is a new blog and I am not sure if the author will keep it going for much longer. My hunch tells me he is simply moonlighting with this shit out of boredom. The author is iBC’s Gappingandyapping and his topic is internet/hardware/software security. Basically, if you are a nerd and love to learn about the importance of security, this shit is for you. I know my IT guy worships this guy, since he is a true Jedi-Master in all things to do with servers. As a matter of fact, he has helped iBC on numerous occasions, after Vincenzo dropped vats of olive oil all over iBC’s low grade server rack. Nevertheless, I’m deducting credits because I hate the design and LOATHE the tiny fonts. It’s almost unreadable.Ā  Grade B+

Rick Js Handicapping Picks: The site was a little slow to load. Get your server game up. Wow, this site is fucking retarded. I don’t even know what the author is talking about. Fuck this shit. Grade F

Trader Digs: I kind of like this guy, even though he says like 3 things every 2 months. He is not committed to the blog game and therefore is tossed into the flaming barrel of garbage. Grade D

AskChrisTrades: Upon hitting this site, my anti-virus alerted me to some seedy shit. Clean out the page. There is nothing worse than presenting yourself as some sort of fucked up cookie globlin, infecting the computers of those who visit you. This guy is committed to making vids and seems to have his shit together. If it was me, I’d lose the “donate” button. It makes you look small. Actually, I’d redesign the whole site, since I hate black as a background. I’d certainly remove any reference that asks people to click on ads too. Let me tell you something, blogging is entirely fruitless, unless you have a business model, something that is scalable. This guy needs to clean up the site and focus more on traffic, less on making small change on ads. Grade B-

StockRake: This guy could have a popular blog if he fucking updated it. I like his direct style and organization. I hate the lack of commitment and design. Grade B-

Smart Money Tracker: This is an elite blog. A lot of people tell me about it; but I never seem to find time to visit it. The author is a true boss man and deserves a fucking web design upgrade. Plus, why is he on blogger? Would he like to move over to iBC? Just asking. Grade A+

Trading Nymph: Obsessive-compulsive comes to mind. The author talks to herself, as evidenced by hundreds of unanswered comments in her blogs. STOP DOING THAT. People might find out that you are crazy. She is definitely committed. However, she lacks the proper syntax and paragraph structure to keep me interested.Ā  Grade C

DigiCha: Super smart guy, focusing on Chinese stocks listed in America. Actually, I believe he is an American living in China, eating it all up. Aside from Chinese listed stocks, the author is a reservoir of news and information regarding China. If you are interested in knowing what those red fuckers are up to, this is a must read. Grade A

Actionable Finance: I see where he is trying to go with this site. But the idea is not unique and he definitely needs some better IT support. Grade C

Pharma Pricing: IĀ  can tell the author is very intelligent and probably good at his profession. However, his blog is not updated enough to qualify for the hallowed halls of iBC consideration. Therefore, I declare it to be an ABOMINATION. Grade D+

Jim Rogers Blog: What sort of fucked up blog name is that? That’s like me starting a site called “JIM CRAMERS ALERTS.” Oops, nevermind.Ā  This guy is OBSESSED with the bow tie man. If you like Jim Rogers, you will like this blog. Grade B+

Dough.pro Again, my anti-virus alert popped up when I reached this site. Clean it up. Beautiful web design. However, it’s basically a premium service where people “buy an idea” for like $5. Totally absurd and will never work. Grade D+

What Would Tyler Durden Do: I suppose this is Zerohedge’s gay twin brother’s gossip site? Well executed. Great design. But it’s a fucking gossip site. Grade B-

RipeTrade: I am sure Woodshedder would love this site. It’s a solid offering. However, once again, the author doesn’t update it regularly. Plus, it’s on a fucking blogger page and the web design is psychopathic. To the trash bin it goes. Grade D+

Wealth Intact: Decent offering. However, HE DOESN’T FUCKING UPDATE THE BLOG. Are you people kidding me? Bring your A game or go home crying. Grade D-

The USED Project: Are you kidding me? Grade F-

Squidoo: This is like some retarded study blog, where the author gratuitously talks about Canada, as if that shit was special. Grade F

Scootwan: Some bullshit fitness blog that is NEVER updated. Marc David kicks your ass. Grade F-

Stock Trading Investments: I like where this is going. It’s sort of a Huffington Post for finance, with a twist. Now make it interesting and you have a blog. Work in progress. Grade B

Dave-Lucas: ABOMINATION. Virus Alert, psychopath blog. Grade F

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66 comments

  1. No One

    WEINER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. No One

    Fly, don’t forget your own earlier attempts….

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  3. The Fly

    I always brought my a game, updating 5-10 times per day.

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    • HalfBloodPope

      I am not really sure how you (the fly) actually get any work done throughout the day at all relating to money management. It seems from following you the past couple months pretty closely (since I have no life of my own) that you do not sleep (except through meetings) and blog all day (especially in meetings). You are my hero.

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      • HalfBloodPope

        My goal in life is to meet Le Fly in person (no homo). Not speak single a word but simply bow my head in respect. The Fly will think to himself, “Why the fuck is this piker bowing to me,” and then he will realize; It is the mere Pope and simply nod in his head in recognition.

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  4. GYSC

    Thanks for checking out all the sites, and for the ideas.

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    • GYSC

      I run Economic Disconnect

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      • MyFriendFate

        I’ve had your site bookmarked for over a year. Lots of great insight and definitely deserves a better grade.

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  5. sg

    That’s a lot of work, senor. very well done.

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  6. The Fly

    Blog Father

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  7. Talos

    Nice job Fly. I visit a few other sites worth mentioning:

    stockthrust.com – stock picks through technical analysis
    finviz.com – very useful financial visualization
    gurufocus.com – monitors fund manager holdings

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  8. stophunter

    how about BIDHITTER.COM?

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  9. Ryan Lampkin

    Rough review. I’ll take it in stride, though.

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  10. Sam Wilson

    Thx for taking a look! Trying to get to the bottom of bs virus warnings. What antivirus software do you run? Norton and McAfee told me we’re not on their blacklist. The joys of technical work šŸ™

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  11. john

    fairly steep down move in futures right now, just above the BB post speech low

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  12. Crap sandwich

    Oil is going to get hammered soon

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  13. Castor

    Ahahaah half of those blogs aren’t even about finance. Should have tossed mine in šŸ˜‰

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    • MarshalN

      I thought about it too, but then, it’s really not the same crowd (for me anyway) so…

      Nice site, btw.

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    • JakeGint

      Love movie blogs, and movies.

      Not sure about that Twilight thing you’ve got going on however…

      ____________

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      • Castor

        @ Marshall: Thank you sir!

        @ Jake: Ahahah obviously my Twilight comments are sarcasm šŸ˜‰

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  14. Jimbo

    Sell in May and go away makes a whole hell of alot of sense to me at this time.

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  15. Jimbo

    BTW- Thanks Fly for a great blog. You have really been a great resource for me over the years.

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  16. alphadawgg

    Well done. You’ve honed in on two, maybe three good blogs.

    You’ve done your pro bono work.

    Thank you!

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  17. AF

    Thanks for the review!
    I’m looking to improve, so feel free to email suggestions.

    admin@actionablefinance.com

    Anyone know a good IT guy? šŸ™‚

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  18. Juiceyfruit

    best post ever

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  19. StockRake

    Absolutely dead on about my blog. Thanks.

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  20. Bullish

    I do plan on reading a few of these blogs, “What would Tyler Durden Do?” is actually quite funny – the Kathy Ireland pics are so depressing. Enjoyed the captions under the pics thoroughly. It’s now been bookmarked.

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  21. Po Pimp

    Shout out to Dubz for his A+ grade.

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  22. Chris

    Thanks for the review and advice.

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  23. JakeGint

    Meanwhile in fellow ibc-Land, <a href= today was a "stasis" day for our markets.

    _______________

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  24. panamaorange

    “Video reportedly shot in Vladivostok’s Interior Ministry force base. The person filming can be heard saying in Russian: “It’s April 19, 2011. Yesterday we found out that our canned meat is replaced with dog food”. He goes on to explain that according to accounting papers, there should be 13,800 cans registered in the storehouse, including 4,485 kg of meat. In reality, he says there were 1,374 expired cans, 3,111 cans of dog food, and no edible canned meat in the storehouse at all. He then shows a can with a cooked beef label, which he peels off to reveal a dog food label. ”

    http://observers.france24.com/content/20110530-whistleblower-officer- says-russian-troops-fed-dog-food-Vladivostok

    Meanwhile, Putin eats caviar out of a golden chalice.

    Perhaps OPEN should consider expanding to Russia.

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  25. Trading Nymph

    Well a C. I will continue to talk to myself cuz its my diary, and that is what you do when you write in a diary. Call me crazy, but I have not been doing this for 15-20 years and I have a lot of data I have to learn. I don’t have time to sit and compose a grand treatise on what I am observing…I am way too busy digesting the data. The site is actually more for me then anyone else…but shit I was hoping Fly didn’t get bored. I would have like to see a greater in depth analysis . also, IMHO Markets 24/7…you need to be a bit crazy to enjoy all this.

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  26. traderdigs

    thanks for the comments, I’m still very active but have recently moved most of my ideas to twitter ( @traderdigs ) , I’ll try to get back into the habit of constructing a nightly watchlist w/ my best setups all on one post

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    • traderdigs

      Once again, that’s http://twitter.com//traderdigs

      I just started tweeting about 2months ago, but have been trading since 1998.

      The only one in your crew following me is @chessnwine.. is this guy always ahead of the curve?

      A few hours from now NANO will light up on a lot of screens. Note that I posted it on Jun1st, and then again yesterday.

      Didn’t see it elsewhere in the stream..

      Look further back and you’ll find that my first pick was AXK under $4

      Checking just now I noticed that @tradingaddicts was the one person that beat me to it, nice work brotha!

      So here’s my offer to you Fly : if by Jun30th my follower count reaches 50, and both you and RC can be counted among them.. then I’ll pony up for a month of iBC and come see what this show is truly all about

      In the mean time, I’ll work on updating my blog.

      Deal?

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  27. HalfBloodPope

    Let me tell you one thing fuckers and I am about to divulge my ultimate hide-away for those who live in the tri-state region. Lake Wallenpaupack is the fucking promise land for future millionaires. Put this in your pipe and smoke it. Let it resonate and when you fuckers consider going to Lake George you will remember this quote and say WTF was I thingkng.

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    • HalfBloodPope

      And let me tell you this having grown up on the the gold coast… Southampton are over rated for the educated.

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      • HalfBloodPope

        Yuppie living is for fuckers…

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        • panamaorange

          it sure is for F-ers

          I literally once walked out of a CMG , because the yuppie density was beyond critical mass.

          That lake sounds like an outdoor CMG with jet skis.

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  28. Dan

    http://www.TweetSS.com to bypass twitter and get all the top blog headlines.

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  29. Shawn

    Damn, I wish I would have seen this sooner. It too late to have another site reviewed? I recently started up a real estate web site in Arizona and would appreciate any feedback from Le Fly himself or anyone else on design, aesthetics, content, structure etc. Here’s one of my latest articles in which I commented on recent shifts and bright times ahead for the real estate market in Phoenix, contrary to all the doom and gloom national news. http://dwellarizona.com/blog/market-report-may-2011

    I’m hoping for a grade somewhere between A through F…

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  30. Dubz

    Thanks for the great rev?ew, awesome to see such a traff?c sp?ke.,

    Apprec?ated.

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  31. A Monkey with a Lenny Dykstra Battling Helmet
    A Monkey with a Lenny Dykstra Battling Helmet

    What no review of the Lenny Dykstra web site?

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  32. Dubz

    lol at Turk?sh keyboard

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  33. nickfenton

    Good stuff Fly. Checked out a few on your list. Will revisit “Stop Having A Boring Life” for sure…very cool.

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  34. RickJ

    Thanks for the review…..but really an F for a site you don’t understand:) I have been a successful handicapper blogging winning sports picks for over 6 years now….And I update my blog daily with sports picks and swing trades and insider trades.

    Might want to take another more detailed look. Also I switched servers.

    If you have any questions regarding the site please ask before giving me an F:)

    RickJ
    Rickjshandicappingpicks.com

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    • RNB

      RickJ, keep that ebay feedback pimping style to yourself

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  35. Dave Lucas

    Yikes!
    My blog really sucks!

    Guess it’s time for an overhaul. Anybody have any suggestions? (Besides “quit blogging altogether” or any smart-aleck comments! God knows I’ve heard enough of those the last few days!)

    Thanks for the mention, Fly!

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  36. @OptionAssassin

    Making money off ads is stupid which is why I don’t have any. I did see a Porsche add on one blog which was kind of cool. Wonder how much those clicks are worth. Nice round up here.

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