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  • Troubling Changes At TipRanks: Potential For Information Assymetry [View article]
    Thanks William - Allowing users to decide if they want to see all types of experts together or separated might be a bad User Experience and cause confusion. our main focus is to simplify the platform.

    May 29, 2015. 12:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Troubling Changes At TipRanks: Potential For Information Assymetry [View article]
    From both. Institutional investors don't like the fact that Financial Bloggers are considered "Experts" but basically anyone who visited TipRanks in the first year the website was up.

    We will try to add the indicator we omitted which shows each experts overall rating -

    Thanks again for bringing this to our attention.

    May 29, 2015. 12:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Troubling Changes At TipRanks: Potential For Information Assymetry [View article]
    Very interesting thoughts. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

    About half a year ago we changed our stock pages so that Analysts and Financial Bloggers would be listed separately. We received many (thousands) of requests to divide the two lists. While it was (and still is) very clear that Bloggers outperform the average analysts, it seemed to bother many users. However, up until last week we showed the overall ranking of any blogger/analyst alongside his ranking among his peers. We will look into this recent change and reevaluate it.

    Thank you!
    May 29, 2015. 05:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Do Seeking Alpha Stock Picks Measure Up? [View article]
    Thanks tuliptown.

    We always had internal discussions to use the NLP (Natural Language Processing) algorithms and apply them on Sports to see who is good in predicting results.
    Apr 3, 2015. 10:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Do Seeking Alpha Stock Picks Measure Up? [View article]
    Ian - i think you might be exaggerating. Our algorithms have a 97% accuracy when analyzing Sell Side information, and 94.4% when analyzing financial blogs (and 100% on insiders as it is very structured forms)

    Due to the nature of Blogging language which is less structured, many times it is sarcastic and full with grammar issues. We use Machine Learning algorithms to classify articles. The technology we use seems to be good enough for Security agencies and if you do not find the statistics satisfying then it is your right not to use us.

    You are of course very welcomed to contact us with mistakes you believe we made. every correction from users improves our learning machine accuracy (that's how it works). i doubt if you will here from anyone on SA that he contacted us and did not get a very quick and relevant response.
    Apr 3, 2015. 10:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Do Seeking Alpha Stock Picks Measure Up? [View article]
    That is correct. when we started TipRanks we approached Thomson assuming they will provide us with a database and we will need only to design something for individual investor. lucky for us they didnt allow us to, we developed our technology and applied it on both analyst reports and financial bloggers. also for an average investor spending $2000 for starmine can be a big deal.
    Apr 2, 2015. 11:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Do Seeking Alpha Stock Picks Measure Up? [View article]
    I couldn't agree more. however our database starts at 2009 (not for that reason).there are analysts that are always bearish and still generate great returns on their picks (e.g. Gordon Johnson) so i assume that looking at them during 2008 would have had a great impact on their performance.
    Apr 2, 2015. 11:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Do Seeking Alpha Stock Picks Measure Up? [View article]
    Harm - great input. we do however allow users to adjust settings so you can see how analysts/bloggers/insi... performed when benchmarked to the markets or to the sector of the covered stock. meaning that every Buy/Sell rating was measured against the SPY or relevant index. there are still many that have been outperforming for 6 years in a row.
    Apr 2, 2015. 08:52 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Do Seeking Alpha Stock Picks Measure Up? [View article]
    Hi Buyahndhold - that is a good point that requires some clarification. when we say 86.5% we exclude "Hold" ratings, as we are agnostic to those ratings in terms of measuring their performance. if you work on a Buy-Hold-Sell scale the number of Buy ratings fall to around 50%
    Apr 2, 2015. 08:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google's Search Engine Contract With Apple Is Coming To An End [View article]
    Not at all. they did the same with their map systems (failed). Lucky for Google that Apple considers Microsoft to be their Nemesis.

    Would be interesting to see if Apple would be smart enough to get in that space by acquiring some promising startup in that field (maybe DuckDuckGo?)

    the entire Search space is fascinating, now that Facebook got rid of Bing.
    Jan 9, 2015. 01:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha Contributors Top List Of Best Performing Financial Bloggers [View article]
    Thanks for updating us. we'll look into this.
    Jan 6, 2015. 07:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha Contributors Top List Of Best Performing Financial Bloggers [View article]
    Hi Kyle,

    Our algorithms have a 94% accuracy, and we test our data on a daily basis.
    If you feel that we have not measured your performance correctly just shoot us an email and we will give this a mannual look.

    note that there are many ways to determine the measurments, including using different benchmarks, different time frames and more...

    Have a happy new years.
    Jan 5, 2015. 02:58 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analysts See More Revenue Potential For Facebook In 2015 [View article]
    Taking a rest after a very nice marathon.
    Jan 2, 2015. 06:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oracle Finally Beats Estimates [View article]
    The price target given by the analysts is intended for the next 12 months.

    However, since this article was written ORCL shares have increased by 14% so the analysts are likely to change or update their estimates in the following weeks.
    Dec 21, 2014. 04:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Herbalife's Recent Press Release Seems Too Good To Be True, It's Because It Is [View article]
    BrutalHonesty - he sold more shares than needed to pay tax - about $6 million USD more.
    Dec 4, 2014. 11:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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