Over the past few decades, I have watched the financial industry change. Some parts have evolved quite slowly, while others shift rapidly. But I am always amazed at how some business models manage to hang on despite overwhelming proof of their lack of purpose or value added.

Some parts of the investment world exist simply because people don’t know better. The information is out there, but it is obscured by a relentless parade of advertising, promotion and marketing. The truth gets lost behind a smokescreen of noise and deception. Indeed, there are increasing numbers of people who are employed for just that purpose.

Ignorance: It’s a job creator.

But rather than merely complain, what if we take a look at the parts of the financial industry that don’t create value.

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Category: Investing, UnGuru

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2 Responses to “Why Does the Newsletter Business Exist?”

  1. VennData says:

    The whole IPO thing should be like Google’s.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2013/08/19/googles-ipo-nine-years-later-only-nine-stocks-beat-it/

    People like Larry Ludlow and Jim Cramer at the the time disparaged the simple auction. Everyone “in the business,”

    This can all be done like Snapchat.

  2. Willy2 says:

    “Parasites”. Amen.