Henry Blodget (born 1966) is an American former equity research analyst who was senior Internet analyst for CIBC Oppenheimer during the dot-com bubble and the head of the global Internet research team at Merrill Lynch. Blodget is now the editor and CEO of The Business Insider, a business news and analysis site, and a host of Yahoo Daily Ticker, a finance show on Yahoo.
In 1994, Blodget joined the corporate finance training program at Prudential Securities, and, two years later, moved to Oppenheimer & Co. in equity research. In October 1998, he predicted that Amazon.com's stock price would hit a pre-split price of $400 (which it did a month later, gaining 128%).
This call received significant media attention, and, two months later, he accepted a position at Merrill Lynch. In early 2000, days before the dot-com bubble burst, Blodget personally invested $700,000 in tech stocks, only to lose most of it in the years that followed. In 2001, he accepted a buyout offer from Merrill Lynch and left the firm.
Fraud allegation and settlement
In 2002, then New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, published Merrill Lynch e-mails in which Blodget gave assessments about stocks which allegedly conflicted with what was publicly published. In 2003, he was charged with civil securities fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He agreed to a permanent ban from the securities industry and paid a $2 million fine plus a $2 million disgorgement.
As of 2012 he is co-founder, CEO/Editor-in-Chief of The Business Insider, a blog about Internet business trends and research. He is a frequent contributor to the magazines Slate, Newsweek and New York. He began writing for Slate in January 2004, initially covering the Martha Stewart trials. In July 2004, Blodget began writing a four-part, 13 article, series entitled "The Wall Street Self-Defense Manual" for the magazine. 
Blodget's later articles for the magazine have focused on the return-limiting actions of individual investors, including listening to analysts and the financial media, and relying on active management such as mutual and hedge funds. His Slate articles about investing carry a seven-paragraph disclosure of potential conflicts of interest.
He published The Wall Street Self-Defense Manual: A Consumer's Guide to Intelligent Investing in January 2007.
Current career – Internet broadcaster
- The Wall Street Self-Defense Manual: A Consumer's Guide to Intelligent Investing. Atlas Books, 2007. ISBN 0-9777433-2-2.
- McGeehan, Patrick (November 15, 2001). "Henry Blodget to Leave Merrill Lynch". The New York Times.
- "The Rehabilitation of Henry Blodget". The Motley Fool. Retrieved 2007-01-30.
- "Report Card: Henry Blodget". TheStreet.com. Retrieved 2007-01-30.
- "The Wall Street Self-Defense Manual, Part 4" by Blodget, with sidebar
- "Vested Interest". PBS. Retrieved 2007-01-30.
- Factual allegations as submitted by SEC
- "The Securities and Exchange Commission, NASD and the New York Stock Exchange Permanently Bar Henry Blodget From the Securities Industry and Require $4 Million Payment". SEC. Retrieved 2007-04-21.
- "The Complete Guide to Wall Street Self-Defense". Slate.com. Retrieved 2008-04-04.
- "Yahoo Daily Ticker".
- Silicon Alley Insider Henry Blodget's multi-author technology blog
- Internet Outsider Henry Blodget's old blog
- The Wall Street Self-Defense Manual – Promotional site for Blodget's first book.
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