Between the Hedges was not what I was hoping it would be. It was not about gardening. Nor was it about hedgehogs. Nor was it about anything along the lines of a normal news/link blog.
Does the stock market interest you at all? Wall Street perhaps? Do you own shares in a multimillion dollar company? Have you lost money due to an incompetent stock broker. Does seeing “NASDAQ” send shivers of delight down your spine? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you would find Between the Hedges interesting.
For the rest of the common blogosphere, it’s utterly boring. It’s obvious this blogger is writing for a specific audience, that being people with a very particular interest in trading shares and wanting opinions on the goings-on therein.
Out of morbid curiosity I took a peek at the first entry and found the following disclaimer which mentions amongst other things “…The positions and strategies discussed on Between the Hedges are offered for entertainment purposes and are in no way intended to serve as personal investing advice…” I’d personally like to know where the entertainment lies. I read a handful of entries and found exactly the same thing in each one – nothing that interested me – and I gave up in frustration. There are no links to anything newsworthy, no political statements, no fart jokes, nothing. Very dull. Purposeful, but dull.
Anyway, the layout of the blog isn’t offensive in the slightest, a lovely shade of murky “greenback” green and easy to read (if one can understand the jargon) though I was particularly annoyed by the millions of pop-ups generated from all the java applets on display.
Now, whilst I didn’t like this blog at all, I am aware that there are people out there who would like it and find it interesting and even a helpful resource. I will give it a 2.5/5 because it does what it sets out to do, which is providing information about the stock exchange in a coherent manner, but that’s about it.Between the Hedges