First and foremost, I don’t intend to single out MSN, as they do have some great personal finance authors on their website.Â Despite that fact, some of their articles and writers are simply a joke.Â Below is a snapshot from an actual article in MSN’s investing section, one that made MSN’s main portal page a few weeks ago.
Want to write your own lame investing article?Â Here are the steps to do so:
1.Â Include a picture of yourself looking like a douchebag – Kindergarten
2.Â Include a cliche, overused, dumbed-down title – 4th grade
3.Â Arrange letters in the alphabet into two, three, or four letter ticker symbols – 1st grade
4.Â Include charts that show an upward trend – 3rd grade
There you have it.Â Everything you need to earn your investing column.Â Unfortunately, if you’ve passed the fifth grade, you’re already overqualified.