Today I’m sulking. I don’t mind a weak retrace, but 20 points? Didn’t trade it and I’m glad, I would have been in the wrong frame of mind. So instead, a video about keeping up with the news, travelling, RSS feeds and RSS readers.
RSS is the key to efficient news/opinion gathering.
Surprisingly only 2-11% of us (depending on who you believe) use RSS! Shocking, since this technology has massive productivity benefits. But watch out – it can also be a huge time drain, just like email and video games.
Here’s a list of some of my favourite websites/blogs (I’ve skipped the real anarchist ones):
- Mish Shedlock’s Global Economic Trend Analysis
- Tyler Durden’s Zero Hedge
- Joe Weisenthal & Henry Blodget’s Business Insider
- Aaron Task & Henry Blodget’s Daily Ticker
- Karl Denninger’s Market Ticker
- Barry Ritholtz’s The Big Picture
- And your own Google Alerts
Good luck with your Emini trading.
Google has decided to retire the Google RSS Reader at the end of June 2013. This is a tragedy – the Google RSS Reader was a beautiful piece of software and had a great Android app.
Google does so much for me for free – so I have to respect their decision. But it is a shame. So I’ve checked around for alternatives. Lightweight code, pleasant to read, not too many bells and whistles plus app versions.
And my current favorite is Feedly. It fits the bill. I must admit I don’t like it quite as much as the Google Reader but I’m sure in time I’ll forget about my old friend and adapt. RIP Google RSS Reader 🙁
With Pocket I can save an article for reading later. I’ll go through my RSS feeds with Feedly; read the titles and any short articles. But if there’s a longer article I want to read in detail, I’ll hit the Pocket icon to store for later.
The Pocket reader is neat. Has everything I’ve saved listed and then when reading the article the text formatting is driven by Pocket and is consistent across articles. A nice little productivity app.