Today is the launch of Fat Pitch News, a new service provided by Fat Pitch Financials. Fat Pitch News is a community driven value investing news site. You can submit links to investment articles, “bid” up stories to the front page by clicking on the green up arrows, and make comments. With Fat Pitch News, users submit stories for review, but rather than allow an editor to decide which stories go on the front page, the users do. The goal of Fat Pitch News is to aggregate all the high quality investment information scattered across the Internet and produce a sorted list of “must read” articles selected by the community. This will save investors time and ensure that they do not miss out on important articles that might have been published on sites that they do not normally visit.
Every time you vote, submit, or comment on a story it is bookmarked and stored within your user profile. To visit your user profile, click your user profile on the left navigation column. This is one of the major incentives to registering at Fat Pitch News. As an additional incentive, each month the user with the highest activity points will get one month of free access to Fat Pitch Financials Contributor’s Corner, which is the home of the exclusive Going Private Transactions List.
Fat Pitch News is also encouraging other investment bloggers to submit links to articles and to vote on stories. A syndication box listing the top five articles on the front page of Fat Pitch News is available. You can see it in action on the right side of Gannon On Investing. (I need to thank Geoff Gannon for helping me test this feature.) You can get the code for this syndication box at the bottom of the Fat Pitch News FAQ page. I’m also encouraging value investment bloggers to freely link to their own articles.
I am very excited about the potential of Fat Pitch News and I hope you are too. The key to the success of Fat Pitch News will be your involvement. The more users contribute to Fat Pitch News, the more they will get out of it.