Financial Bloggers

3Com Insider Trading Probe In Effect

The SEC is looking into what many people are calling a blatant sign of insider info on the Hewlett-Packard for 3Com acquisition according to Bloomberg (hat tip Zero Hedge). In case you missed it: More than 8,000 3Com calls changed hands on Nov. 11, 17 times the four-week average. The most active were contracts conveying…

Happy First Birthday to The Reformed Broker!

One year ago today, on a dark and forbidding night, a blinding flash of lightning shot out of the sky as though hurled by Zeus himself and struck deep into the heart of a long-dormant, but massive volcano.  The reaction was swift and earth-shaking, as the first violent plume of smoke blew up into the…

Not All Bulls Are Dopey, Not All Bears Are Smart

The Following is a Public Service Announcement. Not everyone with a Bullish outlook is wearing rose-colored glasses a “Pollyanna” a “bagholder” whistling past the graveyard frivolous blind naive shortsighted mercurial irresponsible reckless Not everyone with a Bearish outlook is: sagacious interesting a “graybeard” rigorous thoughtful an intellectual forward-thinking a veteran cautious prophetic There are dumb…

Finance Blogger Feud Week

So apparently, this is Finance Blogger Feud Week!  Get your programs! Last week’s Felix Salmon versus Zero Hedge dustup was merely a prelude for what was to come to this week. Two biggies to report so far:

I Have a Dream…About Financial Media

Much has been made recently about the distinction between financial bloggers and mainstream media journalists and whether or not there should even be one.  I hope that one day, we are all judged by the quality of our insight and integrity, rather than by our majors in college. With the deepest respect for the words…