Monday, August 25, 2008

Do financial blogs make a difference?

Financial blogs have multiplied like crazy. But are they worth reading?

When I researched "Investment Strategy Blogs Slow to Influence Advisors," I found that financial advisors aren't paying much attention to blogs. However, in some cases, investment strategy blogs affect advisors' buy and sell decisions or help them refine their thinking or their client communications.

You'll find a list of financial and economic blogs visited by my interviewees in the box on page two of my article.

Meanwhile, an upcoming BlogWorld panel will tackle "How Financial Blogs Influence the Markets," according to a post on Content Matters. Panelists include Paul Kedrosky, whose Infectious Greed blog appeared in my article's blog list.

As Content Matters blogger Barry Graubart sees it, "Financial blogging is one of the more interesting segments of the blogging space. Despite the huge financial news presence of companies like Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Reuters and various newspapers, blogs frequently are ahead of the mainstream media in grasping the significance of key trends."

Thanks to Bob Leonard of Bolen Communications for pointing me to Graubart's post. 
Susan B. Weiner, CFA
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