A lot of you have come to enjoy the wide array of commentary available at

TheStreet.com

. We've got

James J. Cramer

,

Herb Greenberg

,

Brenda Buttner

and a number of other columnists bringing you insight and information that you can't find anywhere else. Now we welcome

Tish Williams

, formerly of

Upside

, to our star-studded group of columnists.

Tish, who weighed in Friday with a

column on Carly Fiorina of

Hewlett-Packard

(HWP)

, has developed a reputation for taking a spunkier view of Silicon Valley and the high-technology world. Her Daily Tish column at

Upside

developed a cultish following, and we're looking for her to provide the same kind of clever coverage of technology for readers of

TheStreet.com

. If you'd like to welcome Tish, send her an email at

twilliams@thestreet.com.

The first week of trading in 2000 provided no shortage of thrills. A lot of folks are trying to figure out where to put their cash as the year gets underway, and the cross-currents are as intense as ever. This week we bring you two important chats that should help give investors guidance. On Tuesday, technician

Gary B. Smith

will participate in a chat at 5 p.m. EST.

On Thursday, James J. Cramer will participate in a chat at 5 p.m. EST. Both chats are being hosted by

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

. They're free, but you need to register at

chat.yahoo.com.

Part of our goal in this new year is to provide you with sweeping, in-depth coverage of important events. Our recent team

coverage of

Lucent's

(LU)

preannouncement, including columns from Herb Greenberg,

Jim Seymour

and James J. Cramer, provide just a taste of this new focus on dissecting important events in real time. We will continue to provide this kind of team coverage, from the breaking news right through to commentary, on important events as the year unfolds. Given the high anticipation of the looming earnings season, you can expect more examples of Lucent-like coverage in the coming weeks.

Finally, if you have any questions or comments about things we are doing at

TheStreet.com

, don't hesitate to email

members@thestreet.com. Also, if you'd like, you can email me at

dkansas@thestreet.com and I'll see that your issues get addressed promptly.

Get ready for another exciting week on

TheStreet.com

!

L'Etoile du Nord

Dave Kansas

Editor-in-Chief

Dave Kansas is editor-in-chief of TheStreet.com. In keeping with TSC's editorial policy, he doesn't own or short individual stocks, though he owns stock in TheStreet.com. He also doesn't invest in hedge funds or other private investment partnerships. He welcomes your feedback at

dkansas@thestreet.com.