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MIke NO LONGER posts on Seeking Alpha. Mike Stathis is the Managing Principal of Apex Venture Advisors, a business and investment intelligence firm for the private and public markets, serving the needs of venture firms, corporations and hedge funds. Mike’s work in the private markets includes... More
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  • Censored Again 6 comments
    May 19, 2009 9:44 AM

    I find it quite disturbing that Seeking Alpha has chosen not to publish my critically important article exposing the weaknesses of mutual funds. It is perhaps the most important article ever written on this site.  However, I cannot say that I am surpirsed by this censorship. They have done it before. These actions should let you know where their interests lie. 

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  • tclwrap
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    I have seen the article and it made perfect sense. I figured I was paying someone to guard my 401k, so focus on my job instead and keep the contributons going. What happened, many were hit much worse than the averages. In other words, nobody at the wheel when the carnage happens.
    If you are lucky, you may match the S&P 500 and lose 50% of your retirement.


    In the future though, things are more complicated by the baby boomers.
    They are probably ready anyday now to take what is left off the table.
    It is over for bull markets, we may be wittnesing the last of a duying breed
    of bulls.


    Many thanks for all your contributions! I have been following all your posts.
    19 May 2009, 10:48 AM Reply Like
  • Hasbro
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    Mike, you got balls the size of melons! Censorship is a badge of honor in this case.


    Keep telling the TRUTH and exposing false financial conventions and your legacy will glow forever.


    Can't wait for your newsletter to start.......
    19 May 2009, 06:48 PM Reply Like
  • SA Eli Hoffmann
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    Hi Mike,


    I wasn't involved in the decision, but I'm pretty sure your articles on mutual funds weren't published on SA because we don't cover mutual funds. We usually stick to stocks and ETFs that are tradeable on public exchanges, as well as broad macro-economic themes.


    Hope this helps.
    20 May 2009, 01:47 PM Reply Like
  • Mike Stathis
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    Author’s reply » Eli it's funny how I have seen SE publish articles on mutual fund window dressing; a completely useless article I might add. It is clar SA has gone to great lengths to censor me and I am aware of the other tactics used to move my once top viewership down to nothing, such as article positioning and other tactics. This will all be addressed in my book on the media. It's both shocking and hilarious how SA has positioned individuals to receive tremendous exposure of their content despite the fact that they had no clue what was going on a couple of years ago. In other cases, SA has specifically highlighted those associated with CNBC. All one has to do is check the top 20 followed contributors...dig deep people and you will see trash, misaligned agendas and CNBC followers. SA has even removed me from the contributor list. It's shocking to see so many absolutely clueless contributors with 20 and 50 times the number of followers as me. The reaosn of course is that SA hides my articles and often does ot publish them, while promoting others.
    17 Jun 2010, 05:24 PM Reply Like
  • Advill
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    I know PERSONALLY some other iluminated ones so bright, so clever that World is againt them:......one is Fidel Castro, other is a mexican mesiah named Lopez Obrador:.....and a real one, S.Wolfram of Mathematica.....except him all others aré the same....Snake oil sellers....Like you.
    28 Aug 2010, 01:05 PM Reply Like
  • WayneinOregon
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    Mike, I think you made an error in your article when you say BP was below $27 on Friday. It appears you meant $37. Just thought I'd let you know. Best, Wayne
    6 Sep 2010, 12:21 AM Reply Like
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