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Seeking Alpha's free email service allows readers to subscribe to articles by stock ticker, by sector and by theme. It's popular with our readers -- investment professionals and serious individual investors -- because it allows them to receive articles in real time about stocks on their watch lists and about themes that interest them. New sign ups for the free email subscriptions are also an interesting sentiment barometer. Here's the list of the top 10 stocks, sectors and themes our readers subscribed to this past week.

First some quick information about the subscribers. From the information provided at the time of registration (we don't ask for much), the breakdown of subscribers who tell us their backgrounds is currently as follows:

  • Individual investors: 72%
  • Buy side (fund managers or analysts): 7%
  • Company executives or other industry experts: 6%
  • Financial advisors or brokers: 6%
  • Sell side (analysts, sales persons or traders): 4%
  • Investment bankers: 2%
  • Venture capitalists: 2%
  • Stock market bloggers: 1%

Now the data:

Top 10 Most Popular Stocks

  1. Microsoft (MSFT) (view articles; subscribe)
  2. Intel (INTC) (view articles; subscribe)
  3. Apple Computer (AAPL) (view articles; subscribe)
  4. Google (GOOG) (view articles; subscribe)
  5. General Electric (GE) (view articles; subscribe)
  6. Yahoo! (YHOO) (view articles; subscribe)
  7. Sirius Satellite Radio (SIRI) (view articles; subscribe)
  8. eBay (EBAY) (view articles; subscribe)
  9. Dell (DELL) (view articles; subscribe)
  10. Cisco (CSCO) (view articles; subscribe)

Top 10 Most Popular Sectors

  1. Energy (view articles; subscribe)
  2. Financial (view articles; subscribe)
  3. Biotech (view articles; subscribe) and Healthcare (view articles; subscribe)
  4. Chips (Semiconductors) (view articles; subscribe)
  5. Gold (view articles; subscribe)
  6. China (view articles; subscribe) and India (view articles; subscribe)
  7. Internet (view articles; subscribe)
  8. Software (view articles; subscribe)
  9. Telecom (view articles; subscribe)
  10. Wireless (view articles; subscribe)

Top 10 Most Popular Themes

  1. Jim Cramer's Stock Picks (view articles; subscribe)
  2. One Page Annotated Wall St. Journal Summary (Daily) (view articles; subscribe)
  3. One Page Barron's Summary (every Sunday) (view articles; subscribe)
  4. US Market Overview (view articles; subscribe)
  5. Long Ideas (view articles; subscribe) and Short Ideas (view articles; subscribe)
  6. Small Cap Stocks (view articles; subscribe)
  7. Options (view articles; subscribe)
  8. Exchange-Trade Funds (ETFs) (view articles; subscribe)
  9. IPO Analysis (view articles; subscribe)
  10. Homebuilder Stocks and the Housing Market (view articles; subscribe)

Have a great weekend!
The Seeking Alpha Team

Source: 10 Most Popular Stocks, Sectors and Themes This Week