This LEX piece on sell-side research reflects several old, recurring and ever more vital themes I try to address at Buysiders.com: conflict of interests, incentive systems, the power of brands, halo effects and whatnots – and ultimately how hard it is to actually KNOW something when it is so hard to filter out the noise.
All this is more evidence that trustworthy, independent analysis is growing in value by the second.
And yet, other recurring themes comes to mind when you notice the last time I posted something here: time management, shifting priorities, long-term goals.
All point towards a better year for this site next year. I hope you will stick with this blog, and I will strive to make it worth your time.
Happy New Year!