Despite all the advances of the Internet and the proliferation of information sources, individual investors still find themselves fighting for the kind of access enjoyed by the big dogs. And we're constantly trying to find ways to even the score, to level the playing field.
A number of investment banks and companies work in conjunction to limit access to conferences, presentations and other important events that help investors determine what's happening with the companies in which they invest. We, along with many of our colleagues, notably
, are constantly working to break through these exclusionary practices so that you can see and understand as much as any other investor.
will host a conference in the desert of Southern California, but only journalists receiving special invitations will be permitted inside the hallowed halls. Though we were not chosen to join this cozy crew of something like 10 periodistas, we're still going to do our darndest to get you the information you require in order to invest wisely.
, one of our technology writers, will be working this week to break through the subjective barriers tossed up by Goldman. As ever, we'll be fighting for your access, for your information, for your benefit. Look for his renegade reporting all this week.
If you have suggestions about how we can hustle for you in order to continue breaking down arbitrary barriers, let me know. I can be reached at
For those who saw this week's television show on
, you know what it's like to see columnist
James J. Cramer
in the hot seat! This weekend he defended his stock picks, and
had a lot of fun getting him to do so. This week, Jim will do the same. He's chatting on
at 5 p.m. EST on Thursday. It's wild and wacky to chat with Jim, so don't miss it! Also, it's free. All you have to do is register at
As ever, if you have any issue or concern you wish to contact us about, feel free to email our excellent customer service staff at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, of course, you can email me and I'll make sure that your issues get handled.
So, get ready for another exciting week on
. We'll be hustling for you!
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