Behind the Madness
Updated Weekly with each new MM edition
Welcome to the new Behind the Madness page!
Here, I will build out resources that are well worth your time, be it other newsletters or tutorials, research links, YouTube courses and other housekeeping items. This page has become very detailed and was taking up too much space in each week’s main edition, given the email size limit.
Resources are free unless otherwise noted.
Let’s get into it.
What’s my setup?
I use alpaca markets to place the trades using their paper trading platform. I update the portfolio in Tiingo to do some more analytical tracking. I use Koyfin to track the performance across different time periods.
For organization and collection of notes, ideas, articles, and other related content, I use the following resources:
Notion (to keep notes from articles, books, phone calls, lessons, etc.)
Walling (to collect articles for the weekly editions and as an archive for articles I want to revisit.)
What I read
As for reading mainstream financial news, I tend to like the WSJ, NY Times, CNBC, the Financial Times (FT), Barrons, and Bloomberg. Many of these sources have article limits which stinks.
Outside of mainstream news, I heavily rely on the Heisenberg Report, which is only $7 monthly and encompasses the above sources with commentary and analysis. They just launched a new website and it is 🔥🔥🔥!
Here are some more quick links:
FinTwit list on Twitter: a balance of learning and banter and
Market Madness reader’s digest on Bookshlf: a place to share ad hoc articles and brief commentary for readers between weekly editions.
A series of financial musings: an additional page, like this one, dedicated to collecting financial and economic research and commentary and a place for me to provide my learning points and insights.
Save these to your desktop:
IB Phone Screener One-Pager (answers to common Q’s at your fingers)
Andy’s Excel Cheat Sheet (for late night excel projects)
51 Tips for Surviving in a BIG Company (for context)
303 Life Lessons (to stay humble)
DCF 101, a thread.
Institutional / Professional Research
Moodys: Sign up for free here.
PIMCO: Sign up for free here.
GMO: Sign up for free here.
BMO Equity Research: View the library here.
BMO Economics: View the library here.
Guggenheim Weekly Market View: Sign up for free here.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management: View the library here.
Newfound Research: View the library here.
KKR’s Global Perspectives: View the library here.
Free Learning Courses and Resources
Financial Novel Retention Points, twitter threads by the Reformed Trader.
Eloquens - First Best Practices Marketplace
Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Working Papers: View the library here.
Stern School of Business: Finance Working Papers.
Literally any article on Investopedia will help answer financial and economic one-off questions you may have. (I always find myself searching for terms/concepts on Investopedia and I’m always learning something new!)
Finance and information platforms
Atom Finance: Atom’s platform offers an ever-growing arsenal of powerful research and portfolio monitoring tools to anyone. Sign up for a free account here.
Koyfin: Koyfin was created to provide investors with affordable and intuitive analytical tools to research stocks and understand market trends. Read more and join for free here.
Investment Talk: Investment Talk is the medium through which I share my own personal equity research, market commentary, monthly write-ups, and a host of other market-related content on a weekly basis. Sign up here.
Factor Investor: Timely investment themes informed by deep historical research. Sign up here.
PETITION: fill a critical gap in today's financial journalism. PETITION is a paid membership, but they offer occasional free posts. Check them out here.
Macrodesiac: Level up your market IQ. Macro news and views direct to your inbox every day. Sign up here.
Furball Financial: I write a newsletter on finance topics and How Crypto Gets Hacked. Sign up here.
Steven Van Metre Financial: Financial News and Information. Read the library here.
Analyzing Alpha: The goal of Analyzing Alpha is to help new and experienced investors cut through the noise of what works and what doesn’t when investing in the markets. Visit the site here.
The Hustle: Bold business and tech news. We cut through the noise with the most impactful headlines. Sign up here.
The Water Coolest: The Water Coolest is a daily business news and professional advice email newsletter for young professionals. In 5 minutes or less. Sign up here.
Morning Brew: Become smarter in just 5 minutes. Get the daily email that makes reading the news enjoyable. Sign up here. Grab their other, new, newsletters too: Emerging Tech Brew, Retail Brew, and Marketing Brew.
The Marco Compass: I am a passionate global macro investor keen to provide you with a 10,000 foot view of the macro and market landscape. Sign up here.
Dirty Dozen Chart Pack (from Macro Ops): Sign up to receive a weekly chart pack of the twelve most important and actionable charts. Sign up here.
Charlie Bilello’s 5 Chart Friday: 5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… Grab your FREE sign up here.
Stocktwits Daily Rip: Recapping each market day after the close to prepare for tomorrow. Sign up here.
Investor Amnesia: your financial history fix through reading my articles, or those that I link to in my weekly “Financial History: Sunday Reads”. Sign up here.
Wall Street Breakfast: Seeking Alpha's flagship daily business news summary that gives you a rapid overview of the day's key financial news. Get today’s piece here.
Long-Term Mindset: To spread financial wellness. Sign up here.
The Wolf of Harcourt Street: A weekly newsletter focused on all things investing including insights into my own personal portfolio. Sign up here.
Visualize Value: A newsletter that has nothing to do with the news. Sign up here.
Seifel Capital Newsletter: Building a better investment process through security analysis (focused on high growth companies), portfolio construction, and market commentary. Sign up here.
Not Boring: Strategy and investing, from big companies to small. Never boring. Sign up here.
Mr. Buyside: The Long and Short of It: Opinion, analysis, and educating on markets, stocks, valuation & forensic accounting. Sign up here.
Margins: The technology of business and the business of technology. Sign up here.
An Allegory of Finance: Demystifying the world of finance, one story at a time. Sign up here.
The Irreverent Investor: Helping you get smarter, invest wiser, and live better without the fluff. Sign up here.
Axios News: News worthy of your time. View and sign up for their newsletters here.
Robinhood: Your free stock is waiting for you here once you sign up and fund your account.
Resources to keep your financial mind well-rounded
Bookshlf: “Because people share better content than algorithms. And some content is truly worth sharing.” Sign up free here.
InboxReads: “Find The Best Email Newsletters For Any Topic” Sign up here for a free account and find some new newsletters!
Project Management Core Concepts for Business Success (eBook): “Though not everyone will become a Project Manager, learning and applying the important concepts will lead to serious, tangible business results.” Find out more here.