Tuesday, January 1, 2008


UPDATED: 1/2/08

So yeah, I stole the idea... big frigging whoop.

"Best Stock Market Blog Post" Award, 2007.

You worked hard all year blogging for pennies. You blogged and random idiots hiding behind weird Internet names said hateful things to you.

You were, in short, under-appreciated.

Still, you managed to come up with some great stuff. You looked the haters and non-believers in the eye and shook them with doubt.

With that I present your favorite posts of 2007, as chosen by those who wrote them.

Happy New Year!

"Alphatrends" Institutional Trading Benchmark A tawdry story of manipulation in which men try to best each other utilizing the VWAP.

"Attitude Trader" Where The Determination Is, The Way Can Be Found A story of determination. Summarized in the question, "Have I the soul of a slave or the soul of a free man?"

"BlueDog" Funny General Mills Analyst Call A glimpse into the machinations of corporate America and why they really do have our best interests at heart.

"Danny" F.U.P.A. A story of procrastination, and a hot, inflated F.U.P.A.

"Dehtrader" Time A story of a man who had awesome timing and a disturbing penchant for window cleanser.

"Denarii" How To Piss A DayTrader Off A sadistic tale that details the best way to annoy innocent daytraders.

"Dinosaur Trader" A Wolf In Wolf's Clothing A story about fear, greed and a psychopath named Peter.

"Exchanges" Blogging About NYSE Galacticnext Markets, 5 Billion Years From Now Proof that even robots, and the people who love them, have senses of humor.

"The Fly" The Important Matter Of Jack the Convict. A tragic story about a man, the fish he loved, and the woman who got between them.

"FX" Journal A story of temperance and setting obtainable goals... oh, and sex. Hot steamy sex!

"High Probability Trading" Elephant Poop Sized Reflection On My Trading Blow-Ups A story of hope about a man who lost $18,000 in one day trading the markets but lived to write about it and rebound.

"Howard 'The Godfather' Lindzon" CBS Acquires Wallstrip - You Can Make Money From Blogging!!! An inspiring tale of a below average looking man, a beautiful woman, and how together they milked the MSM for $5 million.

"Misstrade" Signs Of Tops That Was In A brief story about human nature, how it never changes, but always makes its folly obvious after the fact.

"Move The Markets" How To Be Consistently Profitable In The Markets Finally! Someone figured this out. You'll never have to read another blog post again... broken down by your favorite trekkie/pervert/emo kids at MtM.

"OBAT" A Positive Trading Attitude A moving story about a man, his love for the market, and his attempts to make the market love him back through positive vibes.

"Retard Trader" RIMMed Again A tale of stupidity, stubbornness and perhaps prescience.

"Ragin Cajun" Finding The Next Baidu-Like Move A loving story about a "third-tier blogger" and his quest to find a 100 point move in a stock.

"Trading Goddess" I Always Respect My Elders An earnest story of a woman, an aging woman, who is taking on the male-dominated world of stock blogs.

"Wall Street Fighter" You Know It's Been A Bad Day In The Market When... A humorous post about desperation in the face of difficult market conditions and ponies... hot sexy ponies.

"Wall Street Warrior" Dummy Trading Tip - Two Inside Bars Another helpful post from the sick and twisted mind of the Wall Street Warrior.

"Woodshedder" Bulls Grow A Pair, But Come Up Short A sticky tale about an emu, a bull, a bear and the hole that attracted them all.

Finally, honorable mention to Danny's video Search For Monster Java. Most blog posts are generated in a couple of minutes, to a couple of hours. This video took over a week to make. Kudos. It also vaulted Danny right out of the third-tier...

(Meanwhile, I kind of sprung this post on everyone last minute, during the "Interlude" when blog traffic has been light. I will update this post for the next few days, so if you want to be included, email me.)


Ragin' Cajun said...

The Important Matter Of Jack the Convict.

- by far the best post of 2007.

Shane said...

Who know a bunch of third tier bloggers could put out such great quality content. I noticed you picked out my only stock market related story I've ever written. Keep up the good work and in 4 or 5 years they'll promote you to a 2nd tier blog.

Bluedog said...

Well done, DT!! Have a happy New Year. We'll see you in 2008!!


al said...

where's part dos of YOUR story?

Dinosaur Trader said...


Check the "my history" tab on the right sidebar.



Danny said...

Nice list DT, thanks.

Even the third-tiers get their day in the sun, and those articles were well selected.

Glenn said...

Good job DT!! Happy New Year!

Ray Pellecchia said...

DT -- Fine work on this. Thanks again for including our Exchanges blog. I blogged about it here: http://exchanges.nyse.com/archives/2008/01/favorite_posts_2007.php

May you and yours have a great '08!

Trading Goddess said...


"... a woman, an aging woman"

Yes, I feel the love...


Dinosaur Trader said...


Hey, that wasn't too bad... I called Howard a "below average looking" man.

You can get away with a lot on a blog, incidentally.


Anonymous said...

I just spent a half hour reading all that. Some pretty good reading in there.

Dinosaur Trader said...


That makes me happy. At the end of the day, I'm here for you mdawsz.


WallStreetKnowItAll said...

Great list! I hope to make the list next year...


Dinosaur Trader said...

Note to the Indian stock market guys: Stop spamming this post.


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