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  • The Future Of Seeking Alpha, From One Contributor's Perspective [View article]
    Good to know we are doing this act out of the kindness of your heart. You are right, there is much more than page-click pennies. That is only 100$ per view 10,000 views, truly a trifling amount for a 4 million user base website. Paid services are of import. Making money in the market is a subjective statement, and anyone can claim such things. 100$ should be a lot of money for anyone. 2 million clicks is still 20,000$. That's a lot of money, and only half of that seeking alpha population clicking once.

    Those college kids have as much a right as you do. Do not denigrate them because you thing them to be less. For now, this website is free.

    This only took seconds to write, so don't worry about it.
    Mar 26, 2015. 05:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Seeking Alpha, From One Contributor's Perspective [View article]
    I didn't mean it as negative towards you, it's just a fact that it is controversial. That your making money is great, no one is losing anything for it, we are all reading for free. The article is controversial, which many are, and that has led to many views. It is a good factual article in terms of broaching seeking alpha readers on how we feel about this new service.

    I'm sorry if it came off as attacking you. I was just pointing out something that had developed over the day.
    Mar 25, 2015. 03:41 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Seeking Alpha, From One Contributor's Perspective [View article]
    This article showcases the fact that many people come to seeking alpha for the investment advice and the comments/social aspect. Which one each individual deems more important is unknown, different for each person. I've personally found the comments to be more enlightening than the article itself.

    This article IS a prime example that new information that is controversial is the most attractive, and because of that the most financially rewarding to the author. It has maintained it's position at the top of the most read articles for some time now because it is controversial. And the author is making money off of it's controversial aspects, not the merits of the argument. There is not even an argument in it, just a discussion of what seeking alpha may look like in the future. The comments have fueled it's clicks and views.

    So maybe a paid subscription service will stop this type of behavior, where the most controversial articles force fact-based articles to live at the bottom of the charts where seeking alpha readers can find them. But maybe the reason we are here is because of the controversy, and without it we would not even come to seeking alpha. After all, the factual information is available for free elsewhere, or easily able to be calculated at home. It's the opinions that we come for.
    Mar 25, 2015. 03:25 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The S&P's Tragic Rise Will Continue [View article]
    FBIOX is 57% YTD, but only 54% in 1 year.
    Oct 17, 2013. 01:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Definitive 17 Cardinal Rules For Investing Success [View article]
    Excellent article, with an understandable set of rules.

    My only qualm is with the reference to Cramer. In the video you referenced you neglect to point out that he was advising a group of hedge fund analysts on how to make money. Even if he was able to trade the stocks, he was advising others in a (as you point out) cutthroat business and if i were at that meeting i would expect good advice. I wouldn't want him to not tell me something because he felt it was morally wrong. That's the business he worked in, and you trade in. We're all out to make money, and would kill for the ability, like those traders, to have enough capital to short a position until we could buy it at a discount.

    Either than that, excellent points.
    Feb 4, 2013. 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment