I'll make this short and sweet so you will never forget it. ALWAYS check the bio of every person you listen to or read articles from. If they have a past writing for realmoney.com, Thestreet.com or any other publications affiliated with Jim Cramer, run away as fast as you can.
There are a lot of these guys out there and they usually like to mention it somewhere along the way, either in an article or their bio because they think it's some symbol of credibility..lol. Nothing could be further from the truth. These guys should never be trusted.
Similar to getting on CNBC, almost everyone in the financial industry will bend over backwards to become involved with these publications because they know they're great marketing venues since there are so many sheep out there who have no idea they're being fooled.
There's nothing wrong with trying to increase your business via marketing (man I hate marketing). The problem arises when you lack ethics. You will compromise integrity in exchange for the chance to make big money by developing a big following. These are usually the same guys who spend the majority of their time on marketing activities; you know, like some of these guys who are on TV all the time, yet claim to be "investment strategists" or "researchers." I won't mention any names. This is how it works.
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