Thank you to Marco Nappolini, a researcher and strategist for MindfulMoney, a London-based investment news organisation for including FedUpUSA.org in their new research report, which explores the new finance-specific networks of influence.
Of their findings, perhaps the most telling aspect is the apparent massive shift in people’s mindsets away from the mainstream media and toward independent sources:
The research confirms the existence of a network of investment super-connectors with extraordinary media influence and reach. These super-connected new influentials are, for the most part, not well established voices in the media but individual bloggers who fiercely champion their independence….In the US, the network functions as the unofficial voice of Wall Street & the US federal bank with no mainstream media players at the centre of the network.
While I personally, don’t find this shocking, it is nice to see my theory confirmed.
According to the report, the top 20 most influential financial/economic sources are:
1. Naked Capitalism
2. Infectious Greed
3. The Big Picture
4. Jesse’s Cross Roads Cafe
6. Mish’s Global Economic Analysis
7. Calculated Risk
8. Paul Krugman’s Blog
9. FT Alphaville
10. Ludwig von Mises Institute
11. The Market Trader [sic] (The Market-Ticker)
12. WSJ Blogs
13. The Epicurean Dealmaker
16. China Financial Markets
17. Max Keiser
18. The Angry Bear
19. The Economist
20. Jr. Deputy Accountant
Seven of these top 20 are regularly featured here on FedUpUSA,, along with many more which didn’t make the list. Number 11, The Market-Ticker, is where FedUpUSA began. We try to bring people as much information as possible in one central location so that people can stay informed about our ever-changing economic situation. Knowledge is power.
A big thank you to all the people that work hard to bring accurate information to the public about our economic situation. If it were left up to the mainstream media, people would still be enticed into buying stock like Bear Stearns…..3 days before it collapsed. They’d still believe housing values always go up and they’d think our unemployment rate is really 9.4%.