Stocks & Commodities V. 25:2 (75, 78): Websites For Traders: MaoXian by David Penn
Come for the economic insights and financial analysis. Stay for the jpegs of Chinese hotties? I first came across MaoXian.com after spending a little time at another financial blog, TraderMike.net (tradermike.net).
The phrase “MaoXian” apparently means “to take a risk” and at its most basic, MaoXian.com — a blog run pseudonymously by “Chairman MaoXian” — spends much of its time discussing developments in Chinese economics and society in addition to serving up analysis and commentary on ETFs, US equities, and the markets in general. A glance at recent posts is always a good way of getting a sense of what a blog is up to lately. And such a glance in MaoXian’s direction yields a blog that is as concerned about stocks and market movement as anything else, though more than willing to engage in conversation about the topic du jour (as of this writing, the midterm elections of 2006), the
odd social observation (an article on how “men need deep emotional connections with other men, not just their wives” that MaoXian claims is a vindication of the
guys’-night-out poker game) and, of course, the admittedly “gratuitous cute chick pic,” which tends to consist of comely ladies from the world’s most
Another way of getting a sense of what MaoXian is up to is by looking at the various categories (which, along with the recent posts, are arrayed along the right side of the blog) into which the posts can be divided. Through this lens, “Notable new highs,” “Stocks to watch,” “Investing,” and “China” make up most of the contributions, with a number of posts categorized as “Trading,” “Internet/Media,” and “Culture” making up the second tier of MaoXian.com’s content. Some of the most recent posts as of this writing included several updates on recent “Notable new highs,” best and worst weekly sector performance ratings, and observations about the relationship between global resource use and the industrial revolution in India and China. And, of
course, there is the aforementioned “gratuitous cute chick pic.”