Over the years many discretionary traders have moved on to other jobs. Today's traders have evolved into trading from a more quantitative/automated approach. Trading volume the last 3 years has been decreasing and the ability to scalp the emini's has been increasingly difficult for discretionary traders. I was checking out my old but popular Trading Blogs list and found that most of the blogs have vanished or the authors stopped posting around 2009. I would like to link some new interesting blogs and trading related websites that I checkout frequently.
ZeroHedge - The main author who calls himself by the popular fictitious movie character; "Tyler Durden", from the movie Fight Club, and various other authors report the news. They also have a separate live news reporting broadcast(Talking Forex). They report some good information, but take everything they write with a grain of salt and try not turning into a doom and gloom fan or gold bug.
Quantum Blog - A quiet matlab / algorithmic trading blog that discusses his backtesting results. He also authors the blog Trading with Python.
Milk Trader - Another aspiring automated trader that writes about his coding in "R" and shares backtest results from various strategies he's tested; the breakfast spread is my favorite.
Quantifiable Edges - A long standing blog that shares a plethora of backtest results from Gap trades to day of the week probabilities.
Systematic Investor - A systematic approach to trading focusing on long/short strategies, technical analysis and lots of code samples with backtest results.
Timely Portfolio - Another R blog with lots of backtests and strategy discussion.
Mebane Faber - A portfolio manager at Cambria Investment Management shares his model and discusses strategies and trends.
Quantitative Trading - Ernest Chan's blog on trading strategies.
Condor Options - Lots of good articles on options, spreads, and volatility.
I am futures Trader - Chris, an independent trader gives his take on the market and setups he's looking at.
Michael Covel - Lots of good interviews from professional traders and trend following strategy information.
Automated Trading System - Trend following systems and performance results as well as free code.
Automated Trader - A website with articles, news, videos and more on everything automated.
Learning Markets - Great articles on trading.
Scarr Visual Trading - Spread charts, some free, most for a subscription. The ability to compare up to 5 years at a time on a spread from one year vs another is nice. Now if only someone made a website with historical term structure charts going back 10 years.
Quantpedia - A new website made from the guys at FinFiz that provides proven trading strategies (mostly taken from white papers) and lets you decide which one to trade, with a subscription of course. Not that expensive if you consider the alternatives to spending hours scouring finance journals, algotradinggroup forum or SSRN.