Blog Review: Augur, blogger

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.

Sites covered:


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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