About the FAQtour for beginners, which includes pointers to pages with advice, introductions to stocks and bonds, and helpful reading material.
- An interview that I did via email with Abbot Chambers of GNN in 1994 about the FAQ and how I compile it.
- An article that I contributed to GNN
in 1995 about the problems of too much traffic and too little content
- Charters for the misc.invest.* newsgroups. These explain the mission of the newsgroups and give examples of the topics that are appropriate for discussion there.
- Search the newsgroups using Google groups.
- Ted C. Fishman, a writer for Worth Magazine, mentioned The
Investment FAQ in an article that appeared in early 1994 on how
investors can use online sources creatively.
- Elias Crim, a financial journalist in Chicago, mentioned the saga
of misc.invest and recommended the FAQ in an issue of Futures Magazine
in April, 1995.
- In October 1995, The Investment FAQ was nominated as a finalist
in the Amateur Division of the GNN Best of the Net for 1995, Personal
Finance Area. The editor of the Personal Finance Center was Robert
- Russell Shaw, the author of The FAQ Writers' Handbook, mentioned
the FAQ in his new book (as told to me in April, 1996).
- John C. Freed, editor of the CyberTimes column in the
New York Times, was kind enough to mention The Investment FAQ
in his column of August 23, 1996. Here's an excerpt:
One of the oldest is the Usenet newsgroup misc.invest, which in one recent week received 500 postings, with topics from the infamous "Make Money Fast!!!" schemes to a debate on how the Reagan Administration affected the national debt. One recent thread discussed possible security flaws in online trading. That newsgroup's FAQ has a wealth of information about trading in general and trading on the Internet in particular.
- This site was kindly mentioned in Fortune Magazine's Technology
Buyer's Guide 97. They wrote:
The Investment FAQ site answers all of your frequently asked questions on investing--and some that you'll probably never get around to asking. There's comprehensive information for the individual investor on everything from stocks and mutual funds to life insurance and 401(k) plans. You'll also find an impressive list of books about investing here.
- Fortune Magazine listed this site again in their Technology
Buyer's Guide 98. They wrote:
Can't find an answer to a particular question about investing? This is a good place to look. Investment FAQ, for frequently asked questions, offers soup-to-nuts information on investing, and a few side courses you've probably never heard of. If you can't find it here you probably don't need to know about it, but the site offers links to a host of other resources on the Web nonetheless. A varied investing bibliography will help you if you want to continue your research offline. There are also links to free charts from StockMaster and free research reports from Zacks. A useful site to have on your bookmark list.
Dan Waylonis shared his talents with page design and graphics. Mark Torrance of StockMaster was a great partner in the early years. Pair.com provides excellent web hosting.