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Apr 16, 2006 3:58 pm

The latest edition of Registered Rep has Edward Jones as the cover story. The article makes reference to these boards and the, uhhhh, "spirited debate" that takes place between Jonesers and ex-Jonesers. Although the article mentioned some of EJ's shortcomings, it was generally a positive slant on the company.


Not sure this is what the ex-Jonesers intended. But then again, what major magazine is going to run a critical article on a major advertiser?


Apr 17, 2006 10:46 pm

Um,"Major Advertiser" ? Yeah right. You have us confused, at least in this post, with Raymond Jones. I mean James. Now they are a major advertiser. Back to the doghouse Doberman

Apr 18, 2006 2:35 pm

Sorry, doberman but Guest1 is right. Jones is too tight to pay for anything-they don't even need to pay for recruiting or training brokers - the loyal faithfuls do it all for free! I should have stayed around long enough to be a 'geep'.....

Apr 18, 2006 8:09 pm

C'mon man, get real. You think that puff-piece cover story was done in the name of journalistic objectivity? Money bought that story.


I figure EJ had had enough of the negative publicity featured in these boards; afterall, the article references the postings. I recall numerous postings of wannabe brokers who stated that, after reading these boards, they either decidedĀ not to work for EJ or to leaveĀ EJ for greener pastures.


You can pay any major magazine to interview you. In fact, you can pay most any media to feature you, in one form or another. It's a common practice.

Apr 18, 2006 10:47 pm

How much do you suppose they paid for the WSJ article, front page 2 yrs. ago Jan? You know, the one that blew the lid off their rev. sharing/sales practices schemes.

Apr 19, 2006 1:02 am

I would say, about 75 million!