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10 Best International Finance Blogs

Toby Bower 10/5/15

No matter the international market, money still makes the world go ‘round.

Our 10 Best International Finance Blogs are bold and cover a wide variety of global interest with fresh and unique content for everyone from season brokers to traders just starting out.

Crooks and Liars


Bragging Rights: a great news source for multimedia

Since 2004, Crooks and Liars has served as the premier political video blog specializing in “untangling the lies of right wing media.” Aimed at shattering through the myths pushed by the media and talking heads, the site breaks down every analysis point by point. Crooks and Liars also covers the markets from the street level to key Congressional committees.

Social Clout: 36,800+ followers, 34,914+ likes

URL: http://crooksandliars.com/

Credit Writedowns


Bragging Rights: finance, economics, markets and more

Credit Writedowns offers news and opinion dedicated to bringing readers a more well-informed view of finances, the economy and all the markets in between. Loaded with cautionary tales, the site keeps readers grounded in reality with content like the “Credit Crisis Timeline,” perhaps the Web’s most comprehensive look at what went wrong.

Social Clout: 13,200+ followers, 1,422+ likes

URL: http://www.creditwritedowns.com/

New Economics


Bragging Rights: economics as if the planet mattered

New Economics likes to approach the international markets with a sharp critical eye for those who would undervalue people and the planet. This think tank promotes social, economic and environmental justice in all of its forms, with a market watch squarely aimed at accountability.

Social Clout: 35,200+ followers, 19,591+ likes

URL: http://www.neweconomics.org/

Global Economic Analysis


Bragging Rights: an up-to-date site with late-breaking news

Mike Shedlock is the real authority behind Global Economic Analysis, where information is king and the world markets are your oyster. A registered investment adviser, Shedlock provides clear wisdom and thoughtful insight on everything from capitol management and international trends, to understanding the true nature of fluctuation in the marketplace.

Social Clout: 9,995+ followers

URL: http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/

Development Progress


Bragging Rights: how we are doing on global development

Development Progress serves as a great hub of ideas, debate and resources on just how well the world is dealing with international development goals. They break their data down into global goals and country goals to allow for both local concerns and big-picture investment prowess. Check out the post “Measurement and Data” for the latest statistics.

Social Clout: 6,692+ likes, 4,625+ followers

URL: http://www.developmentprogress.org/

Zero Hedge


Bragging Rights: always funny and on point

Understanding the various markets is the bread and butter at Zero Hedge, a site that has an eye toward providing the investing public with the content they don’t receive from most mainstream media outlets. The site approaches most journalists with skepticism and encourages the same from them. Bonus: Their anonymity allows for ultimate honesty.

Social Clout: 190,000+ followers, 1,422+ likes

URL: http://www.zerohedge.com/



Bragging Rights: building a world of resilient communities

Resilience is an “information clearinghouse” that believes in resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges. From the decline of cheap energy to the depletion of critical resources, their editors and writers like to think of the site as a vibrant cafe where people meet and discuss ideas and build their resilience together.

Social Clout: 5,019+ likes, 1,665+ followers

URL: http://www.resilience.org/

Economist's View


Bragging Rights: highly detailed site with rich history

The Economist’s View comes from Mark Thoma, a professor of economics at the University of Oregon. Widely followed by colleagues and former students, Thoma uses almost a news approach to posts, offering both sides of an issue before weighing in himself on such topics as “Does the U.S. Trade More Widely Than it Appears?”

Social Clout: 282+ followers, 22+ likes

URL: http://economistsview.typepad.com/

The Golden Truth


Bragging Rights: what happens if gold keeps rising

From Dave in Denver, The Golden Truth builds on his many years in analytic jobs and later as a Wall Street trader. At his site, he provides a balanced split between international markets and precious metals investments. He aims to help people understand the nuts and bolts of “what is really going on in our financial system.”

URL: http://truthingold.blogspot.com/

China Financial Markets


Bragging Rights: global imbalances and Chinese economy

At China Financial Markets, financial guru Michael Pettis breaks down international markets most specifically in China. In pieces like “What Do Bank Share Prices Tell Us About Growth?” and “Will Emerging Markets Come Back?” he examines the hard questions faced by investors. He shares his insights all while interacting with a very loyal readership.

URL: http://blog.mpettis.com/

Photo source: nheconomy.com

About Toby Bower
Toby has worked in personal finance since 2004, authoring countless guides and resources for web users. On BadCredit.org, Toby is charged with reviewing services and blogs for recommendation to our site's audience.
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