I have been sending e-mails letting people who don’t read the blog regularly know about my article describing the intimidation tactics used by Buy-and-Holders to silence Academic Researcher Wade Pfau. Set forth below are the texts of some responses I have received:
1) Free Money Finance Blogger: “Thanks. I’m just heading out of town for a week and will check it when I get back.”
2) Doug Short, VP of Research at AdvisrorPerspectives.com: “Thanks for sharing. Advisor Perspective has a strong record of supporting active portfolio management.”
3) Mr. Money Mustache Blogger: “Howdy Rob! Wow – Sorry I never got back to your ancient email until now! The inbox is a crazy place for me these days. I enjoyed your article and the drama tales around value-informed investing. The interpersonal he said/she said stuff is something I try not to get involved in, since there is always an unlimited supply of complainers against any good idea. Instead, I like to just work on preaching in new and unusual ways, while throwing in the occasional joke at the expense of my detractors But hopefully you’re still having fun just carrying on with your own message and teaching the world about your findings! Cheers – Pete (MMM)
I responded to Mr. Money Mustache by writing: “Thanks much for your response. I’m fighting the good fight. It’s going to be a blast once we make it to the other side of The Big Black Mountain. Keep on doing what you do, my good man. — Rob
4) Larry Weber (Larry and I had several long telephone conversations a few years ago in which he expressed great enthusiasm for the Valuation-Informed Indexing concept and expressed a willingness to contact Ross Perot, for whom he once worked, and a number of venture capitalists to help us spread the word and bring the economic crisis to an end): Thanks, Rob. I will check it out.
5) Jesse at the Jesse’s Cafe Americain Blog: Jesse posted a link to the Wade Pfau article at his site. When I sent an e-mail thanking him, he wrote back: “Have a GREAT week, Rob!”