“Financial Blogs” on Yahoo and Google

By: ispeculatornew
Date posted: 09.02.2008 (3:51 pm) | Write a Comment  (4 Comments)

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I use Yahoo Finance a lot and I like the website but I am disappointed in Yahoo’s “Financial Blogs” category. You will see this category on the left sidebar when you get a quote for a stock.

The problem with Yahoo’s “Financial Blogs” category is that it doesn’t contain any legitimate financial blogs. The few websites that I see featured under the “blogs” category are not even blogs. The “blogs” that are featured are Barron’s Online, The Wall Street Journal Online, Zachs, Seeking Alpha, and Porfolio.com. The only website in this group that could be considered a blog is Seeking Alpha but it is more of a news aggregator.

The whole idea of blogs in the first place is to get news and information from sources outside of the mainstream media. There is a ton of useful analysis/opinions provided by financial blogs on small and midcap stocks that big financial media companies such as the Wall Street Journal don’t even bother to cover. What’s the point of having a “blog” section if you are not going to link to any legitimate financial blogs?

I have already emailed Yahoo and Google to include more financial blogs in their “blog” category and I encourage you to do the same if you like investments ideas and analysis that come from blogs like mine.

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4 Comments

  1. Comment by Net — September 2, 2008 @ 6:03 pm

    Hope you are aware of another excellent website for financial information, http://www.finviz.com . They have a new section that includes blogs, so you can compare the mainstream media and the blogs
    http://finviz.com/news.ashx

  2. Comment by koolbulb — November 2, 2008 @ 3:11 am

    The financial crisis is spreading to all the sectors and the ultimate results will be available by the end of 2009. Anyway the crisis is very crusial to all western markets since its a prestigeous counter movement from these governments and it should show some good results by the mid of next year atleast. But in terms of asian countries, it is a good opportunity to find alternative solutions and reconfirm their best practices followed over the past years. Some of the basic causes of financial crisis is, bad credit loans processed by the financial institutions to the customers and third parties. But in case of growing markets, most of the banks are assuring the creditworthiness of their clients twice since most of the clients are not high profile clients. Hence this didn’t make much impact on their financial systems and processed loan payment shedules.


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  3. Comment by Jared — August 11, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. It also makes it very hard for real Wall Street ‘blogs’ to get exposure and readers. Corporate greed wants to control everything no matter what it takes. Anyways, check out my blog Wallstreet Knowitall at http://www.wallstreetknowitall.org.

  4. Comment by About Payday Loan — August 31, 2010 @ 11:10 am

    I think Yahoo has been holding back because of Microsoft acquisition. Earlier this month their search engines combined and Yahoo is now using Bing’s engine and I think many other services will probably be the same.

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