Thursday, October 02, 2008

What I've Been Reading

Current situation excluded, I try very hard to provide posts with unique content only on this site. There are enough news sites, and even more sites that comment on the news, that the vast majority of the time I would just be repeating what others say. My best role is as a niche site that provides statistics and color on the Sacramento area real estate market.

These days, though, I've felt compelled to join the fray. The stakes are way too high to let important things slip, and events have been moving far too quickly for even the mainstream media to keep up. I have to admit I'm addicted to what's been going on, and I've been keeping tabs on dozens of news sources that have primary information. (I also post occasionally in the Calculated Risk comments; although it's easy to get drowned out over there lately, he has an powerful group of silent readers that I think can be influenced when the time is right.) If you're interested, here's a list of sites that seem to be ahead of the ball when it comes to this crisis and the bailout debate:

Calculated Risk on Finance & Economics
Jesse's Café Américain
MISH'S Global Economic Trend Analysis
Naked Capitalism
The Crypt on Politico
Clusterstock
Dealbreaker
The Mortgage Lender Implode-o-Meter News Feed

If you have any other good site links, post them in the comments. As this crisis intensifies in the weeks and months ahead, staying informed will make a huge difference.

2 comments :

Buying Time said...

Very funny you should post this niche comment.....I was just explaining to someone the different niches in Sactown Real Estate blogs....

Anyways, Paul and I over at Average Buyer are really struggling with the same issue. It's really hard to stay on topic when so much, of such importance is going on.

Patient Renter said...

A must for the list is Barry Ritholtz's blog, The Big Picture.

http://bigpicture.typepad.com

This one grew on me slowly over the last year or so, but as with some of the other blogs on your list, Barry is often way ahead of the curve in noticing things, and has great insight into what some say "is really going on."