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Seeking Alpha welcomes its 1 millionth member! That's a community 1M strong (and counting) of...

Seeking Alpha welcomes its 1 millionth member! That's a community 1M strong (and counting) of your fellow investors, reading, blogging and chatting about where to invest. To celebrate our million users, imagine you have $1M in play money to put where you like; use the comments on this post to tell us what stocks, ETFs or other investments would get your allocations - and how you use Seeking Alpha to help make those decisions.
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  • flowerseq
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    Seeking Alpha is one of the best tools to use in this market, and you provide an invaluable service to investors and traders alike. Congratulations on your millionth customer, and there will be more added in the future, I'm sure! Good job!
    26 Mar 2012, 10:20 AM Reply Like
  • Tommy_Finger
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    Congrats!
    26 Mar 2012, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • alpharox
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    Of course, I'm saving that million for the Seeking Alpha IPO!
    26 Mar 2012, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • jmodrkrk
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    wait - I don't have a million dollars in play money? Seriously though, SA has been a great resource for me as a young investor and I refer everyone I know.
    26 Mar 2012, 10:25 AM Reply Like
  • diadochi
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    Love SA. Only wish it worked on my tablet (Android)...then I'd be even more addicted.
    26 Mar 2012, 01:38 PM Reply Like
  • David Urban
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    Right now? Long gold and short C, BAC, MSFT, and MSG.
    26 Mar 2012, 10:28 AM Reply Like
  • Rocco Pendola
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    Right. A $1M dollar VC investment in SA!
    26 Mar 2012, 10:28 AM Reply Like
  • thesuer
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    Seeking Alpha is the most awesome website for live updates and breaking news, I love it and my favourite watchlist is comprised after checking the stocks with seeking alpha regarding earnings, broker updates etc. Take a look at my current favourite watch list....
    http://on.fb.me/Hb8ARw
    sorry for the link but I could not type in all the names....this list is a list of explosive European and US stocks that are/should be breaking out......
    seeking alpha rocks and congrats for the 1 millionth customer......Germany has already started it's own version of seeking alpha but it is still not as fast......
    26 Mar 2012, 10:29 AM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    Long:
    Banks (global and regional)
    Real Estate (residential & commercial REITs)
    Business Development Companies (BDC's)
    Telecom (Europe)
    Energy & Resource ETF's
    Country ETF's (Chile, Mexico, Italy, Spain)
    Floating-Rate & Convertible Preferreds and Bonds

     

    Short:
    Nothing (don't short, but if I did, would select Treasuries)
    26 Mar 2012, 10:38 AM Reply Like
  • Doug K. Le Du
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    Preferred stocks, of course. SA has helped shine a brighter light on an under appreciated segment of the market. Thank you and congratulations!
    26 Mar 2012, 11:14 AM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Stephen Alpher
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    50% long the same bunch of U.S. big caps everyone else has
    10% long NLY
    10% long German utility stocks (E.ON, RWE)
    10% short GWR
    10% long TGLMX
    5% cash
    One explosion position 5% short USD/HKD (cost of carry is minimal and return could be 50X or more if HK revalues)

     

    Note: This is fantasy and bears little resemblance to actual portfolio!
    26 Mar 2012, 11:20 AM Reply Like
  • Jason Aycock
    , contributor
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    Speaking for the team that brings you Market Currents: We're thrilled to be a part of such a large (and fast-growing) community, and excited to bring you real-time news and analysis each day, all day. Whether you agree or disagree with the articles and their points of view -- and whether each day's news items bring you good news or bad news for your investments -- there's tremendous value in all of us coming together to read and discuss them, and that gets more valuable all the time with a plugged-in, engaged community like we have.

     

    Thanks to all of you, our readers, as well as contributors, SA employees and everyone else who makes this such an enjoyable place to cover the news, pore through the analysis, come together and talk investing.

     

    Jason Aycock
    Managing Editor, Market Currents
    26 Mar 2012, 11:34 AM Reply Like
  • lindsay lopez
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    Long utilities, short Euro Fx.
    26 Mar 2012, 11:38 AM Reply Like
  • timm
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    congrats
    26 Mar 2012, 11:38 AM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    Love the wide range of views in the comments, especially when they come from commentators in other countries.
    26 Mar 2012, 11:56 AM Reply Like
  • Power Hedge
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    Long:
    Gold
    STO
    SU
    PACD
    SDRL
    and a few others...

     

    Short:
    Nothing, but probably treasuries. I'm not sure that I would really want to bet against the Fed though.
    26 Mar 2012, 01:23 PM Reply Like
  • 352539
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    I notice that the graphic celebrating this milestone included a not so subtle use of BUBBLES!
    26 Mar 2012, 01:45 PM Reply Like
  • Herr Hansa
    , contributor
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    I'm managing several accounts which are now 50% to 80% cash or corporate bond positions. Of the portions invested about 40% is in energy, 20% in financials, 10% in shipping plays, and the rest distributed between materials and tech sector plays. I'm researching more about oil services and technology, with the intention of increasing those holdings through mid 2013.

     

    One thing I wish would be added to Seeking Alpha is an on/off switch for refreshing the news feeds. Sometimes there is quite a bit of news, and the page refreshes before I get to the bottom of the list. A few other financial websites offer a refresh switch.
    26 Mar 2012, 02:47 PM Reply Like
  • Dale Roberts
    , contributor
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    Congrats SA. So many great writers and opinions. What a great resource.
    26 Mar 2012, 03:26 PM Reply Like
  • mostserene1
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    Congrats, SA. For once, I'm happy to be part of the "herd."

     

    My fantasy million bucks: all in Apple, where else?

     

    My actual, ahem, xxx $, all in dividend payers, which now includes Apple ((*_*))
    26 Mar 2012, 03:54 PM Reply Like
  • thesuer
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    Buy some gold as well....that would be an awesome portfolio
    26 Mar 2012, 04:39 PM Reply Like
  • PalmDesertRat
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    Congrats to the SA team,thanks for a great resource.

     

    The irony,of course,is that if enough people find Alpha there won't be any money to make.
    26 Mar 2012, 03:56 PM Reply Like
  • THEBULL
    , contributor
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    Awesome site - w/PLENTY of info/graphs/copy for due diligence. How 'bout those companies w/ZERO DEBT or Close To It? ..... Good Job SA .....
    26 Mar 2012, 03:57 PM Reply Like
  • popeyi
    , contributor
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    Congrats! Great site, most informative! Keep up the great work
    26 Mar 2012, 04:13 PM Reply Like
  • Nostradumbass
    , contributor
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    Happy Millionth Member, SA! A superb tool for the investor on the web with many excellent articles and thoughts by many talented people. May you continue to grow and prosper.
    26 Mar 2012, 04:42 PM Reply Like
  • zorrba
    , contributor
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    Long Shec Energy Corporation. The pipeline includes the world's only viable solar-Stirling generator.
    http://bit.ly/rs0O9H
    26 Mar 2012, 05:14 PM Reply Like
  • Windsun33
    , contributor
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    Gratzaroony!

     

    Of all the hundreds of sites, SA has proven to be the best. I think the main reason for that is because you can get so many viewpoints in a short amount of time.
    26 Mar 2012, 05:25 PM Reply Like
  • David Urban
    , contributor
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    Now if only someone would answer emails.
    26 Mar 2012, 05:25 PM Reply Like
  • Ricardo Espinosa
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    Would be long SPY 145/160 call spreads & DE
    short USO and SLV (with a tight stop above 33)
    26 Mar 2012, 05:44 PM Reply Like
  • Value Investors Portal
    , contributor
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    Congratulations Seeking Alpha...well done!
    26 Mar 2012, 10:48 PM Reply Like
  • desmondleen
    , contributor
    Comments (2) | Send Message
     
    Joined in February 2012.
    Fantastic web site, Love all the information.
    Keep it going.
    Would invest in Apple,Potash, Railways, and food,
    Congratulations
    27 Mar 2012, 08:07 AM Reply Like
  • kickshark
    , contributor
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    Congratulations!!! A job well done. Excellent knowledge base. You get to know the different ideas,view points,etc from a lot of people. I don't think
    27 Mar 2012, 03:38 PM Reply Like
  • MrToot
    , contributor
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    SA has been an excellent compliment to my array of diverse voices [some in my head]. long on us and canadian natural gas and etf in thailand, malaysia, singapore, hong kong. long chk, dev, d, pwe, pvx, I stay away from japan, europe and dollar.
    27 Mar 2012, 04:00 PM Reply Like
  • stmf45@yahoo.com
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    Since they took off the option to Bolder the font, its terrible !! always have to zoom in and out, just time consuming!
    27 Mar 2012, 11:13 PM Reply Like
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