Some background - several years ago, a shareholder at a company I worked for got ahold of my name and company email and started emailing me directly asking me for information about a study I was working on.
As you all know, it is completely AGAINST SEC regulations and company policy to answer (its called Insider Trading), so I never did - of course, this did not stop them from emailing me.
Fast forward a few months and I was going to Arlington, Virginia for a conference (althought I didn't put in my post I was going for a conference) the post was about Gettysburg. Sure enough - this same person (as was discussed on financial websites) started calling hospitals in Arlington to see if the study I was working was taking place at their hospital. They didn't need to do that - the information is right on Clinicaltrials.gov - but still, it really upset me - that something I wrote on my personal blog would be looked at and studied like sheep entrials as an oracle of the future.
I felt like I was being stalked! It didn't make any sense to me why someone would do this! At this point, I did take down the website for several months and when the emails and such stopped, I reinstated it.
After I lost my job, I thought that if potential employers were going to look at my blog, perhaps a piece written about my experiences about working in start up might work 1) as a writing sample, 2) show my knowledge & understanding of the industry and 3) give a glimpse into my diversity - after all, my website does showcase my art work as well as my writing. That was a very stupid move on my part.
Why? Because this same person started emailing directly though my websit and not only that - started looking at the start up piece as if I was secretly trying to be the oracle of Delphi and give messages of the future - when I was not.
I am still bound by confidentiality to the companies I used to work for - I signed confidentiality agreements. There is still such a thing as insider trading and I really have no desire to spend time in prison so why would I feel the urge to share any information other then what is available to the public on all the press releases on the company websites??
If people what to talk stocks with me - great! I buy my stock through my Capitol One Sharebuilder account and I can tell you that companies in transportation, farm machinery and clean power are the best way to go right now (and donuts - lots of $$ in donut stock!). I buy Ford because I drive Ford. I'd buy Mack Truck (sentimental reasons) but they are owned by Volvo and I don't to own Volvo).
I understand that I don't have the most fun website in all the land - I thought it was a neat idea but hey, not everyone does but since it is great to own your own domain for such a cheap price, it was worth having and it was a great way to learn. I am disheartened that most of my page views seem to be people with Russian IP addresses..... actually that is more disconcerting then disheartening. I guess I should be happy that someone - anyone reads it.
However - I am not the Oracle of Delphi, I don't do the sacrificing sheep thing and tarot isn't the right tool for this job and neither is this website.
Please seek information from the company(ies) directly - I cannot help you.