Greece (remember Greece?) beat out China for the biggest headline-bait of the year. Tsipras even beat out Yellen, although Grexit ended up a non-event. (To my surprise actually…Schäuble and Varoufakis were both apparently playing for Grexit, so I thought it would take a miracle. The center held, but the political cost to Europhiles like Merkel, Hollande, Draghi, Renzi hasn’t been counted yet.)
One thing that makes me happy: we posted stories from 1536 unique domains in 2015. We (or you, our readers and curators) posted about 65 headlines a day. About half were from the ‘Big 5’ of Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, and Reuters. The balance were from the long tail of domains (see below).
The most-clicked stories of 2015 were quality features, but sometimes a little click-baity. We’re all about the good headlines.
Details below. Thanks for coming along on this journey. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know. Have a great 2016!
1 It’s sleazy, it’s totally illegal, and yet it could become the future of retirement (Tontines, per Moshe Milevsky (I agree))
2 What the Smartest People in Finance Think You Should Read (books)
3 What is code? If you don’t know, you need to read this
4 The CEO Paying Everyone $70,000 Salaries Has Something to Hide
5 How Two Guys Lost God and Found $40 Million
6 Carly Fiorina failed to register this domain.
7 I Had a Baby and Cancer When I Worked at Amazon. This Is My Story
8 Inside Hunt & Fish, where beauties trawl for sugar daddies (throw’em back!)
9 What The New York Times Didn’t Tell You (about Amazon)
10 ‘Shell-shocked’ CNBC staffers had long flight home
Top domains of 2015
2 Wall Street Journal
3 Financial Times
4 New York Times
6 The Guardian
7 Bloomberg View
8 Business Insider
9 Washington Post
10 The Telegraph
14 The Economist
15 European Union
20 Project Syndicate
24 Federal Reserve
25 New York Fed
26 A Wealth Of Common Sense