Comments: A Seasonal Study in Despair

Sorry, I need to lodge a complaint that the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX) has somehow not made it onto your link fund-- what's up? The PHLX is the oldest exchange in the country (older than the NYSE) and has way more market share than the PSE.

Posted by Steph at April 27, 2004 03:31 PM

Hi Steph,

Yeah, I know. But I can assure you I will include PHLX on the link list once I get enough bloggers who live in a geographical band from Philly in the north to northern Virginia in the south, plus enough New York-area bloggers to maintain the NYSE heading. Distinctions are purely geographical; for instance, if I get enough New England bloggers, they will end up under an "S&P 500" heading. (I use CBOT for the Great Lakes region out to the Plains, I use AMEX for the South, and the Wilshire 5000 is held for later use: perhaps for less-noticed U.S. bloggers who do fine work but aren't recognized).

The switch to a market-oriented link list was simple: it allows me to read my favorite sites while still maintaining the geographical distinctions held in the earlier list. Also, since nearly every nation with bloggers also has a market, it makes it much easier for me to list non-American bloggers by country. And it's also more of an open sign as to my interest in finance. Branding AND efficiency all in one!

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at April 27, 2004 06:21 PM