Comments on: Barry Ritholtz’s book: Where are the bloggers? A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jetpatcher Tue, 26 May 2009 22:30:18 +0000 Good blog, do you always post new blog here?


By: Barry Ritholtz Thu, 21 May 2009 03:47:34 +0000 Stood you up? I was there! Where were you?

Geez, thats the last time I make a date with an anonymous blog troll . . .

By: Ryan Wed, 20 May 2009 12:26:25 +0000 Great observations – Ritholtz is all about self-promotion. The MSM loves and links to him and he sees bloggers as competition. It’s that simple.

By: Apollo Wed, 20 May 2009 02:52:35 +0000 I agree with one of the comments made earlier that barry is kind of obsessed with himself. His blog’s feeds were mu must reads but overtime I have come to the conclusion that you can know what his opinion is going to be on any event irrespective of the facts something like fox news.

By: Simon Wed, 20 May 2009 02:19:52 +0000 Yay Go Barry!!!!! …<<< Cheerleading from the mindless anti-MSM bear groupies.

By: williambanzai7 Wed, 20 May 2009 02:06:46 +0000 WilliamBanzai7’s Book of Wall Street Fat Cats (coming soon)

(The Naming of Cats, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, TS Elliot)
WilliamBanzai7’s Book of Wall Street Fat Cats

The Naming of Wall Street fat cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one for bank holiday chatter;
You may think at first I’m as mad as Cramer the CNBC hatter
When I tell you, a fat cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there’s the name that the trader’s use daily,
Such as Jimmy, Dickie, Kenny or Jamie,
Such as Henry or Lloydie, or Johnny or Bernie –
All of them sensible everyday names.
There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen gangsters, some for the dames:
Such as Maestro, Gorilla, Bandit and Ace –
But all of them sensible everyday names.
But I tell you, a fat cat needs a name that’s particular,
A name that’s peculiar, and more infamous,
Else how can he keep his pinstriped network reticular,
Or save his whiskers, and cover his backside?
Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Bootstrap, Lucky-me, or Will Con-you,
Such as Ponzo, or Boeski and Screwless Ken Lewis –
Names that never belong to more than one fat cat.
But above and beyond there’s still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no financial sleuth can discover –
But THE WALL STREET FAT CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
When you notice a fat cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of the name of:
His ineffable effable
Latest, deepest and inscrutable CON GAME.

By: A Blogger Wed, 20 May 2009 01:57:25 +0000 Barry is a snob. He likes to throw his name and ask for quotes, but is very short on using anything other than MSM ( Which he criticizes frequently)

He has stood me up on more than one occasion, promised me lots, never delivered and asked me to write for the book, which I declined as I knew it would end up on the cutting floor.

He is looking for cred, but forgets how he got his to this point. Just read his blog of late, all about Barry, and his sightings….


By: The Epicurean Dealmaker Tue, 19 May 2009 17:24:03 +0000 The interesting thing about this, Felix, and Barry’s response, is that it points up a limitation in the way mainstream books are sourced, written, and edited nowadays. It will be interesting to see whether that changes over time.

Also, while I am thinking about it, while I understand and admire Barry’s decision to write his own material in his own voice, I find it curious that his opinions seem not to have been influenced at all by others’ otherwise unoriginal commentary. Scholarly works have an established way of crediting influences that do not rise to the level of direct quote or attribution. It’s called a bibliography.

Perhaps it is time for authors with less original minds than Barry to start including a bloggiography in their works?

By: Gari N. Corp Tue, 19 May 2009 16:03:45 +0000 I was about to speculate that blog citations were the victims of the author’s spat with McGraw-Hill. But the author pre-emptively disabused me of this notion above.

By: Barry Ritholtz Tue, 19 May 2009 15:46:33 +0000 Hey Felix,

I wanted to keep the sources to either original source material (Federal Reserve, Treasury, etc.) or 1st hand observations.

I used Wall Street research, and internal bank memos, and investigative journalists who had discovered new information (American Banker, Bloomberg, WSJ, NYT, NY Sun, Oregonian and Portfolio) as well as authors who had researched and written entire books on relevant subjects. Even the quote of yours I used came via the NYT OpEd.

The rest of the prose was supposed to be original and in my voice, and quoting other bloggers would have defeated that goal.

The bloggers I referenced had produced original material, rather than comments on other people’s original material. These included Calculated Risk, WallStats, Stereo Hell and The Chart Store were for their original art/charts.