Recently we had a chance to talk with Mick Weinstein (@mickwe) on StockTwits TV.  Mick is the head of editorial at Covestor and is formerly the editor over at Seeking Alpha. We discussed the evolution of the financial blogosphere and the state of blogger transparency.  Mick noted the importance of domain knowledge for bloggers and the fact that not every one is an expert in every area.  We also discussed the role social media can help explain an investment manager’s past performance better than any months old report.  You can view the video in its entirety below:

Items mentioned in the above video:

Transparency in the financial blogosphere still sucks.  (Covestor Blog)

Past performance is no guarantee.  (Covestor Blog)

Just because you have a blog does not mean you are an expert in everything.  (Credit Writedowns)

On the dangers of investing based on past performance.  (Behavior Gap)