Site Review: The Big Picture – Barry Is On My RSS Feed
The Big Picture, managed by Barry Ritholtz, a very well known CEO of Fusion IQ, adds value to all investors by equipping the readers with various knowledge from trading and investing to macro economics. The factor that drives The Big Picture’s success is its value-adding data for all investors, from the wall street experts to the Joe Schmoe in Montana. He doesn’t do well on a particular niche or a topic, he does well on various topics and covers a vast amount of audiences’ needs. You may not find all of his daily posts relevant to what you’re looking for. However, stick with him because you’ll find some of his posts useful and interesting.
Barry’s posts often utilize fact driven data collected from reliable sources (or his own) and artfully display the data in charts. While most of his posts are “intense” with good research, he slips in entertaining posts as well such as:
My favorite post in the recent weeks is the post covering past historical war expenditures. At this point, I must say DAMN. This is good stuff.
So the question you may be asking now. Who really is Barry Ritholtz, the man behind The Big Picture? Well you best read his about page because his resume almost seems novel.
A frequent commentator on business television, Barry L. Ritholtz is a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, PBS, and CNN. He has appeared on a myriad shows, including Fast Money, Kudlow & Company and Power Lunch. He has guest-hosted Squawk Box on numerous occasions, and also appears regularly on other shows. Mr. Ritholtz was profiled in the Wall Street Journal’s Quite Contrary column (August 3, 2004; Page C3). And interviewed in Barrons “A Leading Bear Turns Bullish, Sort of.” His market perspectives are quoted regularly in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, Fortunes, and other print media.
He published a book, he is a CEO of a firm, he’s the dedicatee of the The 2007 Stock Trader’s Almanac, he is the board of director for burst.com, and he teaches a course at NYU. Should I go on?
With nearly 40,000 subscribers with 300,000+ visits per month, The Big Picture’s value is obvious.
The only criticism I would add – the site has so many new posts a day, my RSS reader can’t keep up with the speed (yet alone myself).