Top 10 Online Financial News & Information Destinations

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I don’t know about you, but I find this stuff fascinating: The table below is from Center for Media Research on financial news destinations online for investors: A drill down into Online financial news and information sites in the 2nd week in October highlights top sites visited.

 

Top 10 Online Financial News & Information Destinations
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Week ending October 14, 2007 US, Home and Work)

Brand or Channel

Unique Audience (000)

Active Reach (%)

Yahoo! Finance

7,379

5.42

MSN Money

7,168

5.27

AOL Money & Finance

5,361

3.94

Wall Street Journal Digital

4,236

3.11

CNNMoney

3,223

2.37

Reuters

2,453

1.8

Forbes.com

2,231

1.64

Motley Fool

1,282

0.94

TheStreet.com

1,205

0.89

FreeCreditReport.com

1,021

0.75

Source:    Nielsen Online, NetView

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Source:
More Than Half of Online Financial News Readers Are Over 45
Jack Loechner,
Center for Media Research, Friday, Nov 16, 2007 8:15 AM ET
http://publications.mediapost.com/?fuseaction=Articles.showArticleHomePage&art_aid=70788

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I previously mentioned The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market’s Perfect Storm by Robert F. Bruner and Sean D. Carr, in a linkfest a few months ago.

I found the book, published exactly a century after the original event, to have some rather interesting parallels to today.

The significance of the 1907 Panic as an economic event went far beyond the mere crash and recovery.  It eventually led to the creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

There is a video excerpt from the book here.

The authors point out the following Déjà vu — 100 years later:  "War was fresh in mind. Immigration was fueling dramatic changes in society. New technologies were changing people’s everyday lives. Wall Street was wheeling and dealing . . ."

They also name 7 factors are required to develop a financial panic:  Buoyant Growth, Systemic Architecture, Inadequate Safety Buffers, Adverse Leadership, Real Economic Shock, Fear and Greed, Failure of Collective Action.

The Intro, and Chapters 1 -3 follow after the jump.

Enjoy!

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