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Seeking Alpha's Second $1M Marketplace Service

Jun. 02, 2020 7:30 AM ET
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  • Congratulations to Avi Gilburt and The Market Pinball Wizard for becoming our second $1M Marketplace service.
  • The service passed the milestone earlier in Q2 and continues to grow as a leading technical analysis and market outlook service.
  • Below, we talk to Avi about the Seeking Alpha community, how he helps members understand Elliott Wave Analysis, and how The Market Pinball Wizard has evolved over time.

by Daniel Shvartsman

Amidst a wild market, investors have signed up for Seeking Alpha Marketplace services in growing numbers over the past quarter. Avi Gilburt's service, The Market Pinball Wizard, took that wave to become the second service on the Marketplace to reach $1M in annual recurring revenue, a year after our first.

We launched the Seeking Alpha Investor Marketplace in April 2015 to empower authors to create specialized investing services that could offer guidance, research, and analysis to readers looking for more. The platform hosts over 170 services with over 26,000 subscriptions, covering a range of investing styles and sectors. Our top three services exemplify that, going from dividend investing to technical analysis to shipping. And now the second has crossed the 7-figure revenue mark.

I asked Avi about his experience on Seeking Alpha, how he helps members understand his approach, and how he addresses the questions about Elliott Wave investing to help members succeed. My questions are in headers, with Avi's answers following.

Congratulations on hitting the $1M mark on The Market Pinball Wizard! You've long had your own website and service, what brought you to the Marketplace?

Thank you for the congratulations Daniel, as well as for the opportunity to bring our unique analysis perspective to the Marketplace.

Seeking Alpha's Marketplace was the logical extension of our work for our large following on Seeking Alpha. It allows those that appreciate the Seeking Alpha culture to access our more detailed analysis on a platform in which they are most comfortable.

When did you launch The Market Pinball Wizard?

We launched TMPW in August of 2017. So, we are now approaching our 3rd anniversary.

How would you describe the service to someone newly considering it?

I view it as a market navigational compass. In other words, we provide our members with

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