For our first blog this year, I wanted to highlight our top blogs of 2023 and share a few statistics.
Top New Blogs in 2023
Starting with a list of the most popular new blogs that we published in 2023.
The top 5 with > 8,000 views and a total of 20,000 views for the list below.
If you have not read one or more of these blogs, please click on a title of interest.
(Note: Blogs published earlier in the 2023 are more likely to be higher in the rankings as had have more time to accumulate views than more recent blogs).
Top Blogs in 2023
Next the blogs that we published in earlier years, ranked by their views in the year 2023. These evergreen blogs get views each day, mostly via Google search and have become prime reference articles on a topic.
The top five with > 27,000 views and a cumulative 72,000 views for these top 25 blogs.
The top 4 exactly the same in 2023 as 2022, some moves up and down and 3 new entries in the list.
Categories and Topics
We published 86 new blogs in 2023 and the most active categories were:
- IBOR/RFR with 24 blogs
- Clearing with 14 blogs
- Swap Data Repository with 12 blogs
- Derivatives with 7 blogs
- Futures with 5 blogs
- CDS Index with 3 blogs
- Margin/Risk with 3 blogs
These categories reflect not only our own interest but more importantly what our readers find to be of value based on the view statistics data that we collect.
This year we also started a regular podcast as part of ION Markets ConversatION.
Most of the episodes follow a 10 minute Quick Takes format with a discussion on a recent blog.
It is great to see the listen statistics for these increasing over the past few months; the top 5 each with between 185 to 215 downloads are shown below ( with the links to Apple or Spotify).
|Using SACCR to monitor Counterparty Credit Risk
|The truth about SONIA derivatives liquidity
|ISDA SIMM – What changes in v2.6
|3Q23 CCP Volumes and Share in CRD and FXD
|3Q23 CCP Volumes and Share in IRD
Traffic on the Clarus website averaged 14,250 users a month in 2023.
- We published 86 new blog articles in the year.
- There are now 1,184 blog articles on our website,
- 60 of these had > 500 views in 2023.
The Clarus website had 410,000 page views from 265,000 sessions in the year.
A Little Competition
If you have a long memory, you may recall we had a competition going at the start of 2023, which I reproduce from my January 2023 blog below:
Those who bet on Chris did well.
The curent scores are Chris with 456 and Amir with 452 (as of 31 Dec 2023).
I have gone from being up 3 to down 4 in 12 months, a move of 7.
Still, all to play for in 2024.
Place your bets again.
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We hope to continue to do the same in 2024.
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