financial pornography
n. Books, newsletters, and articles that glorify financiers, money managers, and the deals they make.
In _The Four Pillars of Wisdom_, [author William Berstein] devotes a well-deserved chapter to the financial press and its weakness for "financial pornography" — lurid coverage of star money managers.
—Scott Burns, “Reboot your portfolio,” The Seattle Times, August 04, 2002
1984 (earliest)
Mr. Holmes has been hailed as the small investor's "guru" and has been condemned, by newsletter publisher Robert Flaherty, as a purveyor of "financial pornography."
—Bruce Ingersoll, “Regulating Advice,” The Wall Street Journal, November 15, 1984