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I have my name back, Still looking for a Purrfect picture. I have friends. Time to restart. SA isn't perfect but then I'm not either. But Life is far too short, and as the Roman Gladiators used to say: Eat, drink and make merry because tommorow, you may die. Why hasten your demise, don't worry,... More
  • Select the Top 10 SA Contributers 51 comments
    Dec 28, 2009 7:26 PM
    My top selection is: Wall Street Breakfast, Must-Know News. A concise, to the point, list to start out my Day. Thank you Eli.

    AND The Author doesn't have an ax to grind.

    I started looking through the Comments and came to the Conclusion that John Lounsbury is most frequently mntioned but Pertersen, the Mole and TraderMark are in there multiple times as well:

    These are some of the names:

    John Lounsbury, Charles Lieberman

    Dividends4life, the Mole, and M Shedlock, James Quinn who I do like but moves in Bad Company, Phil Davis, Jeff Miller, Simon Johnson, TraderMark, Merkel, Tyler Durden. John Petersen, Schiif, Lifton. Armistead,

    Tony Petroski, David Fry, Enuff Sed, Don Dion, Steve Hansen,Craig Pirrong, Elliot Gue, Fred Wilson, John Jansen,  Bespoke, Altendorf, David Hunkar, Jason Schwarz.

    As a Group the "renegades" have more exposure to certain authors and are most likely to mention them first. And these authors tend to be ones which promote either Commodities or Other Investment categories. They are also the ones who Hogged the Comment stream Below.

    Only 25% of the comments below, Do Not come from People who make Daily comments on OG's "Quick Chats".

    In Other words, It doesn't do The other Potential Candidates justice.

    I have learned Quite a few "New" names from the Other commentators.

    And Unless SA gives it widespread coverage, We will always be Kept in the Dark as to what Is available.

    An Idea SA, Keep a List of Authors and their specialities Somewhere Easily Accessible.





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  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » Come one, come all. I'll fit in as much as I can. Give me an Author and Tell me why. I'll shove it into the blog.

     

    I'm doing this because all I see right now are a bunch of "authors" congratulating themselves for...calling the year Right.

     

    Its like they Can't believe anyone would have the Gall to go back to see what they Actually wrote at the End of 2008, beginning of 2009 and in March-April of 2009.
    28 Dec 2009, 07:42 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    I admire many contributing authors. First, I want to thank John Lounsbury for his insight and humor. I like the way he takes economic analysis and puts it in terms a lay person can understand, and even explains when the information is cooked and what else he is looking at to get the big picture.

     

    I also like Charles Lieberman, he takes a lot of abuse but keeps coming back and sharing where the market is going and why, and he's been spot on, even though he is not taking the long term view of it's all going to hell in a hand basket.

     

    I also admire dividends4life for his website and company evaluations, the Mole for his international flavor, and Mish Shedlock, who I believe was called Cassandra in another life. These are not top 10 by SA standards, but they're tops in my book!
    28 Dec 2009, 09:09 PM Reply Like
  • ScroogeMcduck
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    James Quinn, because he doesn't seem to do anything but grind Axes
    28 Dec 2009, 10:20 PM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » ScroogeMc, sorry can't do Quinn, he said he would leave Rines. I haven't seen anything where he has made the announcement that he has actually done so. And if I can't read the Article here on SeekingAlpha, he's really not here.

     

    Now, to tell the truth, I haven't clicked the TBP link at the bottom of his latest but I swore never to set foot in a Jason Rines environment and I haven't.
    28 Dec 2009, 10:41 PM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » OG: you have narrowed down your selections to 5, Pick one...

     

    Or give me some categories, like "Best Overall", "Best International", "Best Improved"...that sort of thing. I know its hard but I would like to give them the accolade they deserve because they aren't about to toot their own horns.

     

    Which is why I read them in the First Place. Do you know who is the Most Improved, our opinion, Trace Mayer. You should see the drag down fights he and Conan had early this year. I highly recommend his current articles.
    28 Dec 2009, 10:56 PM Reply Like
  • Gary A
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    I really like Mish except for the fact that his stance against unions does ultimately play into the hands of the corporatists. He doesn't seem to understand that weak unions equal more wealth transfering to the top.

     

    Perhaps unions are inefficient, and can get bloated like with the autoworkers. But without them it may be time to dust off the old manuscripts of Marx, who would tell us "I told you so" as the middle class disappears.

     

    On Dec 28 09:09 PM optionsgirl wrote:

     

    > I admire many contributing authors. First, I want to thank John Lounsbury
    > for his insight and humor. I like the way he takes economic analysis
    > and puts it in terms a lay person can understand, and even explains
    > when the information is cooked and what else he is looking at to
    > get the big picture.
    >
    > I also like Charles Lieberman, he takes a lot of abuse but keeps
    > coming back and sharing where the market is going and why, and he's
    > been spot on, even though he is not taking the long term view of
    > it's all going to hell in a hand basket.
    >
    > I also admire dividends4life for his website and company evaluations,
    > the Mole for his international flavor, and Mish Shedlock, who I believe
    > was called Cassandra in another life. These are not top 10 by SA
    > standards, but they're tops in my book!
    28 Dec 2009, 11:01 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Pick just one-ok-The Mole.
    29 Dec 2009, 05:10 AM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » The Mole it is for the reason you mentioned.

     

    Scrooge, how would you like to have your Emails read by third parties without your Knowledge. You may have missed the "Jason Rines" exchange. Quinn acknowledges and apologizes and says he'll move.
    29 Dec 2009, 05:27 AM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » Gary: thanks, Politics aside, you like his/her articles...I'm a Little confused here..OG lists Mish aka Cassandra... Is Mish Shedlock a Miss or a he as in your "His".

     

    Just curious.
    29 Dec 2009, 05:32 AM Reply Like
  • Gary A
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    Mish is short for Mike Shedlock. :))
    1 Jun 2010, 06:16 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Just a reference from Greek mythology- when Cassandra didn't return Apollo's love, he put a curse on her. She told the truth but nobody believed her and she was powerless to effect changes and was ridiculed or ignored.
    Michael Shedlock tells the truth but nobody in power is listening to him.
    > Gary: thanks, Politics aside, you like his/her articles...I'm a Little
    > confused here..OG lists Mish aka Cassandra... Is Mish Shedlock a
    > Miss or a he as in your "His".
    >
    > Just curious.
    29 Dec 2009, 06:55 AM Reply Like
  • lower98th
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    I like Phil Davis, for investing advice thats technically based, despite his sarcastic and funny observations of the "fundamentals." I like Jeff Miller for giving the bullish case when warranted, in a way that brings to mind being taken to the woodshed.....something needed when one is tempted to invest or not along moral grounds. I like the Baseline Scenario (Simon Johnson, et at,) for expressing the "outside" view of our current debaucle in a consistently powerful way.
    29 Dec 2009, 07:19 AM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » lower: thank you for your input.

     

    At this rate, I'm not going to have much to put in here.

     

    How about the "worst" as well?
    29 Dec 2009, 10:45 AM Reply Like
  • lower98th
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    Maybe SA will pick this up....I would like to see who fellow SA-ers think provide the most value, needed perspectives, etc.

     

    I think I will suggest it.
    29 Dec 2009, 11:00 AM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Freya: Greetings. I admire and read many of the contributors here at SA. John, Lounsbury is excellent as are Eli and before him Rachel writing up the breakfast piece. Midnight Trader does yeoman's work on the wrap (Just the Facts). If I have to pick one it would be John, Lounsbury for all of the reasons outlined by Oy, Gee and his weekly humor piece never fails to amuse. Did you here the latest little Johnny......?
    29 Dec 2009, 12:11 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    I'm not doing the worst-I don't read writers I think have an agenda, or something to peddle, etc. How's that for tactful?
    29 Dec 2009, 12:17 PM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    You are defining SA contributor's as someone that publishes SA approved articles? In that event, I would pick one of two authors. TraderMark's advice is more of a practical nature that fits well with my interests. However, from more of a theoretical perspective, I would pick John Lounsbury's articles. They are broader in scope and potentially more mind expanding. The fact that I broke it up suggests multiple rating categories are needed. I can think of numerous runner ups as well. For example, David Merkel. If we had multiple categories, I think one of those categories would be best SA author that has been kicked off of SA. That would be Tyler Durden. I don't like the idea of picking a worst author, so I won't.

     

    In terms of overall contributions to my investing knowledge, I think the best contributors are the members of the renegades. I have learned more about investing from you guys in one year than in the rest of my life. It would be hard to say who I learned more from. The invention of the Quick Chats was a stroke of genus as the Quick Chats provide a form of social glue for the group and enable communication on everything. I guess that falls under the best technology contribution.

     

    I know Freya is going to insist on a single vote within Freya's rating framework. My vote is a TIE. I would like to provide one half vote for TraderMark and one half vote for John Lounsbury. The votes are added up anyway so what does it matter if they are not integers
    29 Dec 2009, 12:35 PM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    I agree with User on the picks of John Lounsbury and TraderMark. I like the humor woven throughout many article of both authors. But, the information is the key for me. While both do a fantastic job, I believe I would have to vote for John Lounsbury.

     

    If we had categories, I would vote for The Mole in the International category; David Merkel for Fixed Income and Derivatives; John Petersen for energy storage; J. S. Kim for Government Policy Assessments.

     

    But overall, I'll stick with John L.

     

    Freya - thanks for this outlet.
    29 Dec 2009, 01:35 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    For all of the above reasons, my pick is Loundsbury. Aside from all of the above accolations, he's also an all around good guy.

     

    I do enjoy reading Trader Mark, Peter Shiff, Jack Lifton, and John Peteresen, who gets my top prize for endurance.

     

    Overall, and though he does not write frequently enough, my favorite read on this entire website is John Mauldin. He has an unequaled third eye.

     

    I will gladly put forth SA's worst contributor: Peter Cooper. His grasp of the markets and especially PMs, is positively dreadful. I'd rather try to hug a cloud than read his farcical nonsense.

     

    A member I would like hearing more from is Mark Cuban.
    29 Dec 2009, 03:05 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Dang! I forgot to mention the Mole. I enjoy reading his overseas perspective; love his cartoons and vids.

     

    I also like M. E. Garza for his health care/biotech slants.

     

    Due to regulations that restrict votes making people who work for this website ineligible, Eli and Rachael can't count. ;-) But I read their stuff most every day.
    29 Dec 2009, 03:14 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    Tom Armistead

     

    Consistent in-depth fundamental analysis as well as a strong moral outlook on life, markets and investment practivces. A willingness to share all that he knows with those it may help.

     

    seekingalpha.com/autho...

     

    If I were allowed two, John Lounsbury would be my other choice, for many of the same reasons.

     

    seekingalpha.com/autho...

     

    HardToLove
    29 Dec 2009, 03:17 PM Reply Like
  • GotLife
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    Echo all of Optionsgirl's picks. Would like to add TraderMark who seems to have a grip on the market and his recommendations. For great wit and humor, Tony Petroski's comments shouldn't be missed.

     

    On Dec 28 09:09 PM optionsgirl wrote:

     

    > I admire many contributing authors. First, I want to thank John Lounsbury
    > for his insight and humor. I like the way he takes economic analysis
    > and puts it in terms a lay person can understand, and even explains
    > when the information is cooked and what else he is looking at to
    > get the big picture.
    >
    > I also like Charles Lieberman, he takes a lot of abuse but keeps
    > coming back and sharing where the market is going and why, and he's
    > been spot on, even though he is not taking the long term view of
    > it's all going to hell in a hand basket.
    >
    > I also admire dividends4life for his website and company evaluations,
    > the Mole for his international flavor, and Mish Shedlock, who I believe
    > was called Cassandra in another life. These are not top 10 by SA
    > standards, but they're tops in my book!
    29 Dec 2009, 06:19 PM Reply Like
  • enigmaman
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    my votes go Enuff Sed, Trader Mark and David Frey
    29 Dec 2009, 06:45 PM Reply Like
  • dividend_growth
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    John Launsbury would be my choice.
    29 Dec 2009, 07:15 PM Reply Like
  • The Geoffster
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    David Fry. You know why.
    29 Dec 2009, 07:20 PM Reply Like
  • Tony Roberts
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    Don Dion Has the most Editor Picks covering ETFs
    29 Dec 2009, 07:27 PM Reply Like
  • Wildebeest
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    I like Steve Hansen's weekly analysis of economic data released during the week. It is the one I look forward to reading the most. The Mole and John Lounsbury are two others I like.
    29 Dec 2009, 07:38 PM Reply Like
  • Retired User
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    Lounsbury and Fry are solid, but I like Craig Pirrong, Elliot Gue and Fred Wilson.
    29 Dec 2009, 08:05 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    I see I have to follow some more contributors. This is an excellent website that really gives us a wide variety of authors and perspectives. Thanks, SA.
    29 Dec 2009, 08:14 PM Reply Like
  • battman
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    Lounsbury seems like a good guy to drink a beer with and listen to some of his stories. But my favorite is John Peterson because of his clearly focused and well reasoned pieces on the battery sector.

     

    I admit I am biased because I believe in the stocks he has invested in, but common sense (while not so common) still makes sense to me whether I'm invested in it or not.
    29 Dec 2009, 08:32 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    battman: I'm lucky enough to have already enjoyed a beer with Petersen a couple of Fridays ago, though Petersen opted for water w/ gas.

     

    What I covet most about this website is that both contributors to commenters--as long as you're reasonable, not overtly condescending, name calling, or argumentive from a grossly uninformed viewpoint--you can establish unique kinds of relationships that us pre-boomers, boomers, post-boomers to newbies, have never before had or explored within any investing community, all thanks to the forum Seeking Alpha presents.

     

    What's more amazing if not mesmerizing to me, strange as it is, is that some of my best pals now are people whom I've never met, reside here on SA. I know more about people's lives here than I do about some of my secondary level friends.

     

    Frankly, the investing talent here on SA I'd put up against the best and biggest institutions and brokerage houses out there. No doubt in my mind we'd kick their butts! I know I have, and I also know that I would never have had that chance to do so without the friendships I've established here on SA.
    29 Dec 2009, 09:32 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Freya: Though I know we are great cyber pals, I also want you to know that you are my favorite commenter.

     

    The idea of this Insta demonstrates why. And from this insta, the comments within, I will be soon following more contibuters. That's fun!
    29 Dec 2009, 09:39 PM Reply Like
  • tanga
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    John Jansen..Wish he were still around..A very modest fellow but always chock full of information.He will be missed and I hope someone with experience and knowledge takes up the slack
    29 Dec 2009, 09:59 PM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » I had to open my big mouth and now I'll have to use a spreadsheet to sort things out. One thing I did not expect was input from Article writers, since they are the target of this Instablog.

     

    "I know Freya is going to insist on a single vote within Freya's rating framework. My vote is a TIE. I would like to provide one half vote for TraderMark and one half vote for John Lounsbury."

     

    and

     

    "Due to regulations that restrict votes making people who work for this website ineligible, Eli and Rachael can't count. ;-) But I read their stuff most every day"

     

    This is my insta, I already included Eli, Sorry Rachael, I forgot about you even though we have Chatted whjile I haven't said anything to Eli.

     

    Considering the Thumbs garbage, I'm not sure I want to pollute this Insta with ratings anymore.

     

    By asking for Contributions, I also meant the Set up itself. I had hoped to use KISS as my guideline but I find that there are so many variables that KISS went out the Window early on.

     

    I have to echo OG's statement, I'm going to have to add a bunch of people to my "Following" list.
    30 Dec 2009, 02:04 AM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » User 283977. I may have started by what you said...

     

    "You are defining SA contributor's as someone that publishes SA approved articles? In that event, I would pick one of two authors. TraderMark's advice is more of a practical nature that fits well with my interests. However, from more of a theoretical perspective, I would pick John Lounsbury's articles. They are broader in scope and potentially more mind expanding. The fact that I broke it up suggests multiple rating categories are needed. I can think of numerous runner ups as well. For example, David Merkel. If we had multiple categories, I think one of those categories would be best SA author that has been kicked off of SA. That would be Tyler Durden. I don't like the idea of picking a worst author, so I won't."

     

    But as the comment stream testifies, All of us have our own predelictions and most of the time, we have more than one.

     

    The comments really do sum it up. We like certain authors for certain view points and others for the Sectors they write about and some because they
    avoid agendas.

     

    Given what you have said, I can't gainsay one for another.

     

    So How about this, a listing of the People mentioned, a small description of what they do with an indication of who was mentioned more than once.

     

    Unless, User 283 would like to dive off the Deep End and "volunteer" to do for this what he did for the Swine Flu?

     

    I admit it, this is more than I bargained for.
    30 Dec 2009, 02:27 AM Reply Like
  • User 357705
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    About as important as picking who will be prom king or queen.
    30 Dec 2009, 04:23 AM Reply Like
  • Advill
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    How to rate so many, so different, so good mixed with so different approaches....my favorites are:

     

    The best quantitative: Bespoke
    The best technical Alan Von Altendorf
    Best narrative John Petersen
    Best Appleite Jason Schwarz
    Best Dark side The Mole
    Best chartist David Fry
    Best dreamer Dividend4life
    Best important information David Hunkar
    Best commenter Old Trader.

     

    Rgds.
    30 Dec 2009, 05:14 AM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » Advill, about now, I need a Tylenol.

     

    You just helped to squeeze my brain into a tighter ball.
    30 Dec 2009, 11:25 AM Reply Like
  • Time2Work
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    After that list I need a speed ball.

     

    How about prolific / entertaining / thematic / well-performing published portfolio without having any honorarium letters flanking his/her name?

     

    Like BUZZER.
    19 Jun 2010, 08:33 PM Reply Like
  • robert.b.ferguson
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    Freya: Greetings. What an excellent idea for a Insta. Not only did you bring to the forefront the many exceptional authors contributing to the SA community you also brought out some excellent comments from the community. Hat tip to you. Seems like you got a lot more than you bargained for in the process. Got Motrin?
    30 Dec 2009, 11:39 AM Reply Like
  • Swashbuckler
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    In no particular order, Rakesh Saxeena, James Quinn, Zero Hedge, and John Lounsbury would probably be at the top of my list. Rakesh is in prison in Thailand and probably will remain there for life. Zero Hedge is apparently no longer posting on this site. I enjoy Lounsbury and Quinn here, and also look forward to Quinn eventually setting up his own website. There are MANY terrific authors I enjoy reading regularly on Seeking Alpha.
    30 Dec 2009, 11:45 AM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » Advil, Motrin, Aleve, etc. Just the over-the-counter stuff.

     

    BUT, it is worth it. It's turning into a OG Redux.

     

    I can't possibly scan all of the Good Articles which are Listed on SA dailly, But its commentators follow certain authors and Can Post snippets of what they like in a central location if a Central Location was available.

     

    The "Quick Chats" are geared to traders even if many Long Term Holds are discussed. Yet, as anyone can see, News abounds and people have their favorites.

     

    If an area devoted to allowing people to Post comments on a regular basis about Specific Articles is constructed, would it be appealing but more importantly, would it be used?

     

    SA doesn't allow us to rate Articles. This would be a means to do so,

     

    By "We the People".
    30 Dec 2009, 12:05 PM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    Freya - I just sent you a summary in Excel of all the voting thus far. I hope the format will be useful for you. It represents a small gift (and I want to stress "small") from me to you for all of your valuable comments and contributions on SA!
    30 Dec 2009, 01:50 PM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » And If by any chance, any SA staffers happen to be reading this stream, I'm Going to assume SA's approval for this Concept if I do not receive anything negative.

     

    Daily "Article Chat" followed by A Weekly Recap, Totals to be used for a more refined Yearly Winner(s) Instablog.

     

    If you don't comment during the year, Year End submissions will not be accepted.
    30 Dec 2009, 11:16 PM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » Everyone: to tell you the truth, I am emotionally drained. 2009 has led to a lot of stress on an already strained physical body.

     

    The good news is that I have better vision than I've ever had before, I mean since I was a kid. The first thing on waking every day was to put on my glasses, A habit almost 60 years strong has been broken.

     

    The Bad news is that I have had to start a new habit, remembering to put on a pair of Reading glasses before being able to read the writing on the screen.

     

    I'll get used to it.

     

    So the question I pose is this, Do you want to have a Specific site where You, "the People" can post your own comments on specific articles on a dailly basis. So that others will be able to see what you are "excited, pleased, displeased, whatever" about. This often gets missed in the comment stream of any given article.

     

    I will be very, very happy Not to do this but Will if you so wish.
    30 Dec 2009, 11:40 PM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » The Vote is In, no one wants to do it.

     

    I don't either and won't.

     

    I will go through the above comments and Post the Most mentioned etc down the line. I might try this again on a Qrtrly Basis and combine the results for a Year end tally.

     

    The New Year has started, may it be a Happy one.
    1 Jan 2010, 02:16 AM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » Mark, I haven't used a spreadsheet in Decades. Frankly, I find them somewhat Intimidating.

     

    Besides, I'm not sure how to Integrate Excel with OpenOfffice, my Free Office Suite.

     

    But it isn't going to be necessary for the reasons I list above.

     

    I should have consulted with everybody before I made this attempt, sure sounded easy. (speaking with Myself always is.)
    3 Jan 2010, 05:48 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Terrific news about your eyesight, Freya! That's great! I'm constantly switching from reading glasses to seeing glasses. I wish I had a pair of arm-lengthened display screen glasses, because that's pretty much where my world is, the distance I spend most time looking at things.

     

    With over 3600 contributors and nearly 75,000 commenters, how's anyone supposed to keep track of all of this stuff; and that's only on this website!

     

    Really cold here in Philly this morning. Wind whipping all around. And I now have another toothache. Right now I'm downing vodka lemonade so that just maybe I can get back to sleep. If not, I guess I'm tailgating a little earlier this Sunday than most folk.

     

    The purpose of this Instablog (I believe) has exceeded expectations. I've added a few more to my Following list, and will likely add more.

     

    Great idea, Freya.
    3 Jan 2010, 06:20 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Maybe you can check out my latest Insta? I haven't read a whole lot during these Holidays. The one thing that caught my eye most was that within the new health care package biotech and drugmakers will have their statutory time frame raised from five years to twelve years before a generic drug can be made. With some tweaking, that can also be raised further to 24 years. That's big! Maybe $609,000,000 of lobbying money big!

     

    Link here----> seekingalpha.com/insta...

     

    To me, that was the biggest news from an investing standpoint of anything I've read since before X-mas. It may just not be drugs, either, but also, equipment makers like, Stryker and the lot.

     

    One more of these vodka lemonades, and maybe that'll conquer the thump thump going on right now. Though if you hear a thump...that might be 54 year old meat hitting the floor!
    3 Jan 2010, 06:40 AM Reply Like
  • lower98th
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    Freya: This gave me some great contributer names that I need to seek out. SA put referenced your insta on "market currents" one day last week. There were some comments there, too.
    3 Jan 2010, 08:55 AM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » This puppy is really old.

     

    have to be other/new authors making a mark by now. Will do a new one so the readership can voice their opinions.

     

    Thx for the comment
    4 Jun 2010, 04:56 AM Reply Like
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