Blog Review: Augur, blogger

Monday, June 18, 2007 | 02:40 PM

A few months ago, I did several extensive interviews with the AP on Financial blogging. Eventually, I ended up in their West side offices to shoot some video.

The end result was this AP column. Not only is the review of The Big Picture obscenely nice -- AP called it "the base camp for new explorers of investing blogs" -- but the reporter also mentioned almost all of the many sites I referred to.

Here's an excerpt:

"A colorful coterie of day traders, money managers and economists -- even one from the Federal Reserve -- are forming the core of a rapidly growing corner of the blogosphere: the markets and investing blog.

These amateur authors slice through the buzz and dig through the complexities of the trading day in an entertaining style. Importantly, they often have years of direct experience and know what it's like to have money in the game.

Unlike some other parts of the blogosphere, there's an authenticity to the discussion. These are Wall Street's own insiders -- the celebrity-blog equivalent of movie stars blogging about each other.

Spend a week with a few of these authors, and you could come away feeling more in control of your investments. You might even start to challenge the pack mentality that tends to take hold of mainstream market commentary."

The full article is well worth the read.

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I'm glad to have participated in this blog article . . .


Augur, blogger
Dan Sorid
AP, Friday, 15 June, 2007, 16:27 EDT

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"Spend a week with a few of these authors, and you could come away feeling more in control of your investments."

Substitute "quarter" for "week" in the above quote, and that perfectly explains my experience.

Thanks for the input Barry; it's nice to get some genuine insight you just don't see in the main stream financial press.

Posted by: Pool Shark | Jun 18, 2007 6:53:56 PM

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