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  • Seeking Alpha fires a shot at Bloomberg, StreetAccount [View news story]
    We are extremely human ...

    ... using what techno-help we can, along the way, but I'd contrast what we're putting together using human editors with some of what I've seen that's automated, and adds little value or context. I think the best of what we're doing is illuminating ideas and connections in each market day, for involved investors.
    Jul 30, 2013. 01:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha fires a shot at Bloomberg, StreetAccount [View news story]
    Tack:

    The MC page auto updates in the sense that it automatically reloads -- in fact some other comments in this thread don't like that -- but I suspect you are talking about the AJAX-style, "slide-in" update that doesn't refresh the whole page (which is how it works in the home page unit)?

    Which is something we can take a look at, performance-wise.
    Jul 29, 2013. 03:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha fires a shot at Bloomberg, StreetAccount [View news story]
    Tack, I'm especially interested in your take here, because it's been interesting to see the use cases for Market Currents change -- people discovering them via the home page shrinking some, while people entering MCs through alerts (emails/notifications) on a very strong growth path.

    Do you find yourself spending a lot of time on the SA home page (watching MCs as well as changing top opinion articles)? vs. spending time on the Market Currents page (http://bit.ly/xy34Z5)?
    Jul 29, 2013. 12:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha fires a shot at Bloomberg, StreetAccount [View news story]
    Ah -- we are in the midst of some changes to Portfolio view so stay tuned. You should have the power back on the desktop to do this; mobile apps currently filter in the Market Currents in portfolio view.
    Jul 29, 2013. 10:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha fires a shot at Bloomberg, StreetAccount [View news story]
    To all those who don't care for an auto-refreshing Market Currents page: We're listening to all your suggestions on that, but at the moment you can also turn that "off" like so:

    --There are three links visible at the top of the stream: "Latest | Today so far | Yesterday"
    --The "Latest" (default view) auto-refreshes, but if you pick "Today so far" or "Yesterday" it locks in for easier reading. You'll have to refresh those views yourself, though.
    --On either of those two latter views, at the very bottom of the stream is a link reading "Other date" which lets you select any Market Currents day you want to read -- if you want to go back to key dates or events, or days you might have missed.

    Hope that helps.
    Jul 29, 2013. 09:43 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha fires a shot at Bloomberg, StreetAccount [View news story]
    Brian: Are you accessing via the Web or mobile? You should be able to see this subset of Market Currents via the Portfolio view.
    Jul 29, 2013. 09:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha fires a shot at Bloomberg, StreetAccount [View news story]
    Thanks for all the feedback so far, folks ... keep it coming (whether pro or con) ...

    --Jason
    Jul 29, 2013. 09:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Hercules Offshore (HERO -4%) confirms a "well control incident" on jackup drilling rig Hercules 265 in the Gulf of Mexico, and says efforts are ongoing with client Walter Oil & Gas “to mobilize the necessary resources to regain control.” All personnel on board have been evacuated. Global Hunter is out defending HERO, saying the incident is not a major spill concern. [View news story]
    This item's been corrected -- it originally referred (incorrectly) to Walter Energy (WLT) rather than Walter Oil & Gas.
    Jul 23, 2013. 04:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Organovo (ONVO) takes advantage of its big move over the past few sessions by announcing a $100M mixed shelf registration in stock, debt securities and/or warrants. The stock has been on a tear over the past week since its debut on the NYSE, rising over 45% during the span, which includes a ripping 16% tear today. Shares +0.4% AH. [View news story]
    Hi all:

    This item was edited to clarify that this is a mixed shelf registration, not an offering -- which might come well in the future. The S-3 is here: http://bit.ly/18p9Xhs

    --Jason Aycock
    Managing Editor, Market Currents
    Jul 18, 2013. 02:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Wrap: Stocks eked out a small gain in a quiet summer Monday session, with the Nasdaq 100 posting its 14th consecutive advance. Citigroup rose 2% after earnings beat expectations by a healthy margin. The homebuilders took a big hit as the interest rate environment - still a good one by past standards - isn't as benign as it was a few weeks back. Apple looks to be gearing up to start iPhone 5S production perhaps as soon as this month. Gold rose 0.5%, either continuing a strong bounce within a bear market or maybe starting a sustained move upward. Stay tuned. [View news story]
    That's the Gold ETF GLD, which in this case isn't tracking Comex gold as closely as it might ...
    Jul 15, 2013. 04:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Notable earnings before Thursday’s open: BIG, COST, EXPR, FRO, GLNG, JOY, YGE [View news story]
    Thanks for noting this -- we've added it into the list for the a.m.
    May 30, 2013. 12:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barnes & Noble (BKS) announces Google Play is available for Nook HD products. Though the move is a further capitulation by B&N from offering up a closed eco-system, it also increases the number of apps available to consumers to 750K from 10K to make the Nook more attractive. Barnes & Noble is also cozying up to Google on the browser front with Chrome set to replace the existing default browser. [View news story]
    This also especially interesting combined with the quiet "market test" BKS has been doing in a couple of cities where they've been unloading HD Nooks for hundreds of dollars off (in Illinois and NY). Those people who were excited about stumbling across that have even more reason now ...
    May 3, 2013. 08:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dollar (UUP) bullishness of 72% of respondents reached the highest level in the history of BAML's fund manager survey. At the same time, bearishness on U.S. stocks (SPY) reversed, with a net 5% calling the U.S. the market it most wishes to overweight vs. 19% underweight in January. (PR[View news story]
    Hi tr4head:

    The source for this survey info is provided in the "(PR)" link above, which goes to the news release ... it explains much more detail along with the methodology they used (about which you still may be skeptical).

    http://bit.ly/Xo40GY
    Mar 19, 2013. 05:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (JOSB) leaks that "net income for fiscal year 2012 is expected to be approximately 20% lower than net income for fiscal year 2011," just a week before the end of the FY. CEO R. Neal Black says Q4 went slowly, impacted by Hurricane Sandy, unseasonable warmth and "distractions" from the presidential election and fiscal-cliff talks. Despite disappointing Y/Y results, the quarter and year will be "very profitable." [View news story]
    Well, $JOSB is Bernanke's suit seller of choice: ""I've got a D.C. driver's license, my American Express card, a debit card, a Jos. [A.] Bank card where I get my suits, I have a health insurance card. And then I have a variety of other cards, phone numbers, United Airlines, frequent flyer. And I have $45...$75...$85. I'm all set."
    http://ti.me/Wnxya5
    Jan 26, 2013. 11:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Treasury sells $13B in reopened 30-year bonds at 3.07% - the first time since May that the auction's yields have topped 3%. Bid-to-cover ratio of 2.77, vs. a recent average of 2.61; indirect bidders take 37.8%. Direct bidders take 16.7%. [View news story]
    The other 45.5% are the primary dealers -- unlike direct and indirect bidders, primary dealers are required to bid in each auction.

    The upshot of that for prices: Because they're required to bid, the PDs tend to turn around and sell them in the secondary market, which brings prices down. Direct and indirect bidders are more likely buying to hold the bonds.
    Jan 10, 2013. 01:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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