Market Folly's 1st Anniversary! ~ market folly

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Market Folly's 1st Anniversary!

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you all know that it is now Market Folly's 1st Anniversary. It started one year ago with 0 readers, 0 subscribers, and some of my jumbled thoughts on various equities. Over the last year, the blog has evolved into a regular read for many, as we now have over 2,100 subscribers, and over 3,500+ visitors each day. So, we simply want to take a minute to reflect and to say thank you! Seriously, without readers, this blog would not exist. Thank you for reading, sharing, and interacting with me. It has been an absolute pleasure to interact with so many of you and I've become a smarter, more well-rounded person because of it. So, thanks! To celebrate our first anniversary, we have one request: Tell a friend! If you think you know someone who would enjoy or benefit from our content, then let them know we're here. Thank you again for all of your support, it truly means a lot.

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Even though this is the official 1 year anniversary of Market Folly, we didn't really start to post actively and consistently until a month or so later. But, that's besides the point. We started our first round of hedge fund tracking back on May 19th, 2008. And, you can bet your ass that we'll be right back with another round of 13F's here this next month. Since some people have been curious, the name 'Market Folly' simply stems from our desire to poke fun at Wall Street for all the foolishness and punditry that often takes place there. And, hopefully we've fulfilled our moniker to some extent at least.

So, what does the future hold?

Rest assured that we aren't about to stop blogging. I started this blog as a place to share my thoughts on financial markets and to fill a niche in the financial blogosphere by tracking hedge funds. And, I'm glad other people like keeping tabs on hedge funds as much as I do. We'll continue to provide our hedge fund tracking, market commentary, and occasional equity analysis. In our latest reader poll, the results were crystal clear: You all want more hedge fund tracking. And, we will definitely do our best to expand our coverage. We're also debating bringing on some additional contributors who can help us cover more hedge funds and provide their own unique insight on topics that we often cover on the blog. So, if you're interested in such a a role and think you've got what it takes, definitely get in contact with us.

Again, thank you for your readership and support. Without you, this blog is just a meaningless blip on the massive world of the internet. If you have feedback and/or criticism, we welcome it with open arms, so comment below or email us. Thank you again, and we look forward to being your number one destination for hedge fund tracking and irreverent financial market commentary.

We'll leave you with some of the most popular articles on Market Folly right now:

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- Investor Psychology Illustrated

Thank you again for your support. Here's to another great year ahead!

~ Jay

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