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May 06, 2007



You're going to laugh at this, but I was just saying to myself, "You know, I really need to find a way to squeeze Zero Beta on to my blogroll..." and was just about to do so when I discovered that you had linked to VIX and More in a recent post.

All of this raises a couple of comments.

First, congratulations to getting this blog off to such an impressive start. I have only been blogging for about four months, but you seem to be hitting all the high notes faster than any other new blog I have seen -- and I read a lot of them.

Second, thanks for the mention. I'm not sure that the move to large caps is a bad thing, but the data have me more than a little cautious.

Third, for a little while I almost decided not to add Zero Beta to the blogroll right now, because I have this strong aversion to all those out there who offer tit-for-tat deals and didn't want the timing of your addition to look like one. Frankly, you and I are probably the only people who notice this stuff and I hardly ever care about what others think, so it seemed ridiculous for me to delay the inevitable. Still, I am mentioning this here because I thought you might get some sort of kick out of knowing that in a twisted sort of way, your link to VIX and More almost delayed your addition to my blogroll.

Please don't revoke my low beta credentials yet...

Cheers and keep up the good work,


Zero Beta


Thanks for the kind words - I appreciate it. I have been surprised at the response I have gotten thus far as I have real no credibility nor do I know anyone in the blog community that would have hyped me. I have tried to get my name in the right places as far as syndication goes to try to get my ideas out. It is hard to get a constant stream of material out without sacrificing quality as I'm sure you know.

I also appreciate you adding me to your blogroll. It would be silly to say I could care less if 1 person or 1 million people read my blog as everyone enjoys to know their viewpoints are appreciated.

I try not to link to people just because they linked to me but if it is a blog I respect and a post that I would have read and linked to anyways I have no problem putting them in instead of someone who hasn't. In reality for a weekly roundup I could make a list 10x the one I did as I read many things during the week that I bookmark to possibly write about. Your blog happens to be both someone who has linked to me and someone who's content is appropriate - which should not be a coincidence if we both run blogs with similar content.

I found your blog a few months ago when I was trying to buy some Vix calls. I wasn't really sure how they traded (still not too sure) but always was interested in the Vix and enjoy trading derivatives. I have read it since.

Best of luck to you. Thanks again for the kind words.


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