I am one of those investors that loves to read up on the opinion of others. In years past, I could go on message boards around the Internet and discuss a company’s earnings reports, stock splits or simple rumors. MSN had a website called Moneycentral, Yahoo! had some very useful message boards and Google Finance even had a few options. Now, it seems like there are no financial message boards on the Internet.
So, is there any way you can go back to the old Yahoo! finance message boards? From what I understand, it looks as if they are broken forever. Not only are they broken, they are completely gone. When you look at a particular stock message board on Yahoo! Finance there is nothing. There are no archived posts. The new feature is “Conversations” but this is basically like a Twitter feed of people just blabbing on. It is completely useless.
There is a place on the Internet for Stock Market message boards. Whoever creates it will be able to make a pretty penny because investors have money to spend and advertisers love being in front of these eyeballs. If you were an avid user of Yahoo! Finance what message boards do you now use? Do you break down and look through all the garbage on Twitter?
Are there Facebook Groups that are worth your time and effort? StockCharts.com has a handful of people creating stock chart lists of buy, sell and hold stocks but it is not a message board. Is there really no place to go and discuss the earnings of Amazon, Google or Apple before they come out? Can someone tell me what they expect to see out of Ulta or Dollar General before they report earnings?
If you know any message boards or a way to go back to the old Yahoo! Finance message boards please feel free to comment below.