Research Recap’s Most-Read Blog Posts Of 2007

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The audience of investment and financial executives interested in our daily analysis of new market and economic research is growing rapidly. As a result, starting this week we’re bringing on additional contributors to expand the volume of daily posts on the site.

Research Recap (http://www.researchrecap.com), Alacra Inc.'s one-stop research resource for business and financial executives and sophisticated investors, today revealed its most popular blog posts of 2007.

Research Recap’s most viewed posts, each attracting thousands of visitors, strongly reflected the subprime mortgage meltdown that swept Wall Street in 2007. Eight of the top 10 posts, in fact, were related to the subprime crisis.

Research Recap’s Most Read Posts of 2007 were:
1. US “Housing Bust” Effects To Linger Until 2009
2. More Bank, Brokerage Writedowns, Ratings Cuts Inevitable
3. Research Roundup: M-LEC Superfund
4. BofA Joins the Writedown Party, But is There More to Come?
5. So Long SuperSIV, We Hardly Knew You
6. Role of Hedge Funds in Subprime Crisis Examined
7. Research Roundup: Writedown Wrapup
8. Commercial Real Estate Risks Less Severe Than Subprime
9. Top Executives Paid Double or More Than Their Deputies
10. Web Recommendation Engines Can Miss The “Long Tail”

Alacra, Inc., a provider of online business information solutions, launched Research Recap in late summer 2007 to provide readers with an overview of recently released financial and market research, especially research that isn’t receiving widespread media coverage.

Research Recap tracks key research reports in multiple categories, including Credit Research, Economic Research, Equity Research, Academic Research, Industry Research and Market Research. RSS feeds are available for each category. In addition, users can easily search by keywords, company names or other terms to access Research Recap’s archive of posts with links to the original research reports.

Sifting Through Thousands of Reports, Prescient Review of Marketplace Issues
Research Recap editors review tens of thousands of research reports each year, analyzing and writing about those reports which they believe provide insights and information not well-covered in the mainstream media. Topics addressed by Research Recap in 2007 were varied, with considerable coverage of the housing and credit markets, eCommerce and social networking, corporate governance, energy and green technologies, hedge funds and more.

“We’ve been extremely pleased with the reception to Research Recap,” said Angus Robertson, Research Recap Moderator. “The audience of investment and financial executives interested in our daily analysis of new market and economic research is growing rapidly. As a result, starting this week we’re bringing on additional contributors to expand the volume of daily posts on the site.”

The blog frequently is prescient in its coverage, picking up on industry developments before they become readily apparent to the marketplace. In many cases, Research Recap wrote about and analyzed economic and financial issues before the mainstream press covered the same issues. For example, starting in October 2007 Research Recap began highlighting research analyzing whether the subprime crisis would spill over into commercial real estate, in posts such as Commercial Real Estate Risks Less Severe Than Subprime. That same topic was covered two months later by major business publications.

Research Recap has also been out front on topics such as the questionable wisdom of using food crops for biofuels and bailout plans for complex financial instruments such as Structured Investment Vehicles. Signature features of the blog include Research Zeitgeist, a weekly summary of top posts and hot topics, and regular Research Roundup posts that synthesize research from multiple sources on current topics.    

Research Recap welcomes submissions from research publishers for consideration. For further information please contact Mr. Robertson at editor @ researchrecap.com.

About Alacra, Inc.
Alacra creates sophisticated online technology and services to help clients find, package and present business information. Financial institutions, professional service firms and other corporations have long used the same content sets to support clients, research deals and investigate market opportunities. The Alacra mission is to package this content and deliver it in a format that best meets each organization’s precise needs.

Worldwide, more than 600 investment and commercial banks, management consulting firms, law firms and other corporations, representing 50,000+ end users worldwide, use Alacra to effectively find and deploy business information in their daily workflow. For more information, visit http://www.alacra.com or call 1.212.363.9620.
Research Recap Moderator Angus Robertson has extensive experience as a financial reporter, editor and manager. He was a senior executive at Knight Ridder Financial Inc. and oversaw all news and research content at Bridge Information Systems. He was recognized in 2000 by Business News Reporter as one of the Top 100 Business Journalists in America.

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