Monday, February 12, 2007

Blog Review: A Dash Of Insight

A blog that I found, lost, and found again is Jeff Miller's A Dash of Insight.

When I first came across this blog several months ago it just did not click with me. But that was more my fault then Jeff's. At the time I discovered A Dash of Insight I had my own idea of what was supposed to happen in the market, which differed from Jeff's view. It also did not help that my view was wrong. What I failed to appreciate at the time was that Jeff does not write from any particular view point.

Much like one of my top five blog picks, Bill Rempel's Nodoodahs blog, Jeff does not massage the data to fit his view. Instead, like Bill, Jeff lets the data guide his view. While that approach may not satisfy a reader as much as the "sky is falling" tone some blogs take (to see what I refer to go read Bill's blog and watch him wrestle with some bears) it is the right way to approach the stock market. Unfortunately it took me a minute to get that through my skull so I could appreciate it.

After having it on my newsreader for a few weeks, I let Jeff's blog go. As Vivian Ward might say, "Big mistake." Over the course of the next several weeks I would come across Jeff's blog, most often as a daily link from Abnormal Returns. As I would read the occasional link, I realized that I was wrong in my decision to remove Jeff from my daily reading. It is now back on my newsreader for the simple reason it provides insightful commentary on the stock market.

So if you are looking for a blog that makes an honest effort to allow the data to provide guidance in understanding the market, you should give A Dash of Insight a read. But please don't make the same mistake I did and cut Jeff off too short.

A Dash of Insight


fivepercentstocks said...

Since finding your blog a few weeks ago I've really enjoyed your insight- great service you're providing to the amateur investor! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the kind words, Steven.


Steven said...

thanks to both of you.

Raindrop Technique said...

What kind words to say to a blogger and what courage it took to admit you had a mistake. Just Admirable.

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