We were very pleased this morning to get not one but two great compliments from around the web. First, Jim Peterson, author of the excellent, accounting-focused re:Balance blog, and long-time columnist in the International Herald Tribune, wrote in this post today following our January 6 webcast that:
my belief in web-based communications and the developing capacity to inform and shape serious discussion of complex issues is reinforced by the emergence of new and innovative means – in particular, the launch by Bruce Carton, at his enormously informative Securities Docket, of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Channel, with Tuesday’s webcast, “The 2008 Year in Review” – linked at his site and well worth a listen.
Bruce’s contributors were four experienced and insightful bloggers — Kevin LaCroix (D&O Diary), Tom Gorman (SEC Actions), Francine McKenna (Re: The Auditors) and Walter Olson (Point of Law) — all on my list of valued resources and worthy of attention.
That was great, and minutes later we discovered another very kind reference on Zack Miller’s New Rules of Investing. The New Rules of Investing included Securities Docket among its “3 investment sites to uncover the next big blowup,” (along with Footnoted.org and 10-Q Detective), writing:
Who runs it: Securities Docket (SD) is edited by Bruce Carton who is also the author of the SD Insider Column. Bruce is a former Senior Counsel with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, as well as a former securities litigation partner with a top law firm. Learn more about Bruce in the short introductory video below:
What it’s good for: Securities Docket digs deep to uncover valuable details in class action suits, SEC probes, and criminal investigations. Bruce combines a great mix of multimedia including a presence on Twitter (visit him here) and free webcasts including one held this first week of 2009 and an upcoming webcast on the state of the Madoff Scandal. Also, check out SD’s BlackBook, a compilation of valuable resources in the securities litigation and enforcement fields.
How to use the site: Use the tools to stay up to date on what’s starting to rot under the couch or use it to research existing companies you may have a position in to drill down on your holdings. This site is particularly useful for those owning stock and part of a class action suit.