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“Financial Blogs” on Yahoo and Google

By: ispeculatornew | Date posted: 09.02.2008 (3:51 pm)

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.