Vetting Authors

By Anonymous Questions, June 9, 2014

Travis, this message is not an indictment, but simply a question from a novice Irregular; KSS, a brilliant writer, no doubt, and I gather that he writes on more sites than GS. I am curious to know how writers are vetted, and if you can verify that we aren’t reading a pump n dump article, but at a higher paygrade? Do you know that the writer adheres to the 72 hour agreement?

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Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe
Very good question, thanks. I would suggest that everyone should always be skeptical of any financial suggestions or ideas, even when authors (myself included) do not have an immediate conflict of interest or a promotional bent we are still very much human and can be irrationally ebullient or dismissive of stocks. When it comes to our paid guest authors and columnists — Dr. KSS, Jim Skelton, Michael Jorrin, and Myron Martin — we tell them that they are required to abide by our basic trading rules. Those rules are that any stock holdings must be disclosed at the time a… Read more »
Dr KSS MD PhD (former columnist)

Gee, wow, I sure would like to know at what other sites I blog. Absolutely fascinating. Simply amazing. Now I have heard everything. Yes, absolutely, there are 3-5 of me all blogging 24 hours a day. Wow.

Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

I think she’s just referring to the fact that you have in the past been active in discussions at Hot Copper, Seeking Alpha, or other sites.


In all fairness, Doc, you posted a blog post of yours from some other site (I can’t remember the site it was posted on and it is not worth the time to find it) on here about Benitec a few weeks back, just before the first patient dosed. Just sayin’.