December 21, 2006
Attempts by the securities industry to place a fee on price information that has heretofore been available free to investors appears to be suicidal to a great degree. An analogy would be a car salesman who charges a fee just to reveal to prospective customers his asking price for the vehicles he hopes to sell. I, as an investor, wouldn't waste my time and money on such an arrogant welcome. I'd find another, easier investment.