Stocks & Commodities V. 23:11 (69): Websites For Traders: by David Penn

Stocks & Commodities V. 23:11 (69): Websites For Traders: by David Penn
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Stocks & Commodities V. 23:11 (69): Websites For Traders: by David Penn


At the risk of sounding like I’m taking a shot, there was a day when Silicon Investor ( was a smoking-hot website. Not coincidentally, those days were also ones during which “silicon” had the same buzz to it that gold did in the late 1970s—or steam power in the early 19th century. As the name suggests, Silicon Investor was once synonymous with the high-tech investment craze of the 1990s. Five years ago, Beth Kwon of reported that SI, as Silicon Investor was affectionately known at the time, had “long been considered a sane destination in the arguably insane world of Internet stock message boards.”

Kwon might have considered SI past its prime (her article was titled, “Silicon Investor Relegated To Message-Board Back Seat”), but far more discomfort was headed SI’s way, as being merely passé gave way to charges that it was becoming a home for investment ill repute as one of its allegedly more widely read posters was sentenced in May 2000 to a $20,000 fine and four months in federal prison for felony mail fraud (“This Silicon Investor Is Now”). And shortly after that, there was this little thing called the NASDAQ meltdown …

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