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jhd
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WSJ on Bogleheads

Post by jhd » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:26 pm

I got a PM yesterday from Shelafi Anand, a reporter with the Wall Street Journal, asking for thoughts from a "person on the street" (er, web) about declines in international markets. Here is what came of it.

http://www.wsj.com/article/SB122333746961709675.html

I'm quoted under "Not Panicking" - I guess she saw my current signature, and a post where I had mentioned that I held international funds.

Thought it might be interesting to know the connection between Bogleheads and a WSJ reporter.

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Post by chaz » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:22 am

Maybe this forum is read by WSJ reporters.
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Post by bozo » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:27 am

chaz wrote:Maybe this forum is read by WSJ reporters.
That wouldn't surprise me in the slightest.

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Post by livesoft » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:35 am

Last year, I was quoted 3 times in the WSJ. This forum is easy pickings for the journalists because if you are posting here, you are generally not afraid to talk to anybody about this stuff.

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:41 am

chaz wrote:Maybe this forum is read by WSJ reporters.
Our forums have always been a good source for various magazine and newspaper journalists. In addition to the WSJ, we've had interviews with InvestmentNews, Business Week, US News & World Report, Forbes, Money, USA Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Miami Herald, Investor's Business Daily and any number of other local newspapers. A number of us have also appeared on national TV as a direct result of our forum work.

So reporters definitely know we exist and that they can always come here to get something as simple as a quote or an entire story.

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Post by brainstem » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:22 pm

Recently even got a private e mail from a WSJ reporter who wanted to talk to me about my postings and reaction to the market ... so yes - folks lurk and reflect on the community's mood and directions.

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