Best finance blogs at the top: According to popular website ranking site Alexa, there are over 6,000 dedicated news websites in existence today, and a crucial subset of this group is the top names in finance.
From Felix Salmon to Joshua Brown to Jim Cramer, the financial blogosphere is filled with some of the world’s brightest minds, churning out their thoughts daily. While every media site has its fair share of trolls–readers who can’t help but share their laborious laments–there exists an elite group of writers that receive more upvotes than downvotes, so to speak.
Like any list-happy journalist, we’re going to chronicle the 100 best finance blogs, beginning with No. 100. The rankings are based on a combination of factors, including: quality, value, originality, accuracy, and popularity. We expect you to disagree with some of these entries, but do us a favor: if there’s a site you haven’t heard of, give it a test run before passing it by.
The second criteria listed above–value–is something that we take very seriously here at Insider Monkey. We believe the best way to become one of the top 100 finance blogs is by helping our subscribers outperform the market by investing in the best ideas of the best hedge fund managers.
Headed by a former hedge fund manager and honed in on the best market-beating strategy, Insider Monkey’s small-cap hedge fund strategy’s stock picks have returned 100.4% (as of August 31, 2014) since they were first shared with subscribers at the end of August 2012. The S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY), by comparison, gained 48.2% including dividend payments during the same period. This is a low frequency strategy that invests in 15 best small-cap ideas of best hedge fund managers and it is updated quarterly. Download a free copy of our 70+ page premium newsletter, in case you’re interested. We think we are the best finance blog because, forget about finance blogs, there aren’t a lot of professional money managers who outperformed the market by more than 52 percentage points over the last two years. To be fair, we’re going to hold ourselves at Insider Monkey out of the top 100 list.
Let’s take a look at the 100 best finance blogs: