The New Grapevine Is Online

Amateur Internet gurus are moving stocks in a big way

Something intriguing happened to the stock of Guardian Insurance Financial Services back in January. In the universe of news sources available to investment professionals, such as Dow Jones News/Retrieval Service and Bloomberg Business News, nothing significant was brewing. Yet, for no apparent reason, Guardian stock began to climb--2 1/8 on Jan. 10, 2 3/4 on Jan. 16, then 3 and 4 1/2 and up to 6 on Jan. 24.

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