Author Topic: SeekingAlpha turns Evil  (Read 12930 times)

John Hjorth

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Re: SeekingAlpha turns Evil
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2018, 04:42:08 PM »
Have any of you - writing client letters - managing other people's money or not - considered to "recycle one of your upbringings" from your client letters, or whatever you may call it, - and thereby submiting it to SA for release?

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Tim [fellow board member TBW] has already done this with KMI to get SA Pro status.
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Re: SeekingAlpha turns Evil
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2018, 04:53:32 PM »
No

DTEJD1997

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Re: SeekingAlpha turns Evil
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2018, 05:12:14 PM »
Have any of you - writing client letters - managing other people's money or not - considered to "recycle one of your upbringings" from your client letters, or whatever you may call it, - and thereby submiting it to SA for release?

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Tim [fellow board member TBW] has already done this with KMI to get SA Pro status.

Hey all:

Years & years ago, I wrote a guest posting on the blog "Ragnar is a Pirate" about Rurban Financial.  This is a small bank with most of it's operations in NW Ohio.  They have since changed their name to "State Bank Financial Group" (SBFG) and have done reasonably well. 

Anyways...Seeking Alpha REPOSTED THE ARTICLE FROM RAGNAR'S website.  They had an agreement with him that they could repost articles on his website that they were interested in and thought were quality pieces...so they republished my article.  They acknowledge that I am the author, but I can no longer gain access to it, as I don't have a premium membership to "Seeking Alpha".



John Hjorth

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Re: SeekingAlpha turns Evil
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2018, 05:28:10 PM »
Sometimes, one here on CoBF, asks questions - "out in the open", so to say ... "without knowing which pot you stir" - one thing is sure: You never know whitch response you get.

Always educational and enlightning [- at least for me].

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rb, do you care to elaborate - just - a bit? [Yes, I dared here to ask...]["No" will also do...]
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rb

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Re: SeekingAlpha turns Evil
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2018, 05:41:08 PM »
No, I wouldn't consider posting a client letter or a good idea on SA. The site is pretty crap. Full of wannabe analysts that have no idea what they're talking about. (Granted there are some smart people posting, but how do you separate the wheat from the chaff without spending a lot of time). Posting a good idea there or letter would just be a waste of my time. What do I have to gain?

I'd much rather post something like that here. One big advantage this site has is that it's a forum where others get to chip in, criticize me, try to poke holes in my ideas. That's valuable.  This site also has a bunch of people that don't know what they're talking about. But it also has some really smart people. Over time you figure out who falls into which category. When someone who's smart tells you that you've done something wrong that's valuable.

Lastly, I tend to be pretty lazy. So if something doesn't bring me enjoyment or make me money I won't really do it. So... No on Seeking Alpha.

John Hjorth

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Re: SeekingAlpha turns Evil
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2018, 05:46:00 PM »
rb, response about as I personally expected. Thanks.
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Re: SeekingAlpha turns Evil
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2018, 09:35:10 PM »
Seeking Alpha could be better, but it's better than almost any option or there is no other option like it.

If they are putting more stuff behind paywall ... could mean there's trouble with their business?  And as bad as some of their articles and commenters are, losing SA, or substantially scaled down SA, would be net negative. 

Sure, if the business is indeed in trouble, it could be of their own doing - bad articles/commenters. But it's great to have more investing voices.

On the other hand, may be their business is doing fantastic, and they believe more folks would traverse the paywall, in which case ... more sign we are in a bubble?



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Re: SeekingAlpha turns Evil
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2018, 03:53:53 AM »
I didn't realize that SA was changing when I posted my article.  I posted more out of curiousity, I wanted to see what it was like, understand their business model, different options etc.  In theory it is a huge mass of interested readers in financial content.  I wanted to see what engaging with that was like.

I actually really like SA.  Yes the articles are mostly garbage, however there have been some excellent ones from time to time.  The transcripts are great too.  What I really like is being able to read a halfway decent article and see what the comments have to say.  I think this is super valuable.  It is shocking how off-the-mark and 'besides the point' alot of these comments are.  I think the comments provides great insight into what some investors are thinking, and how irrational the market can be.

It would be a shame if it is changing up as much as you say.

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Re: SeekingAlpha turns Evil
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2018, 06:55:34 PM »
Yeah, i used to read through all the short articles on SA when working on a long idea. but now just the latest transcripts... >:(

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Re: SeekingAlpha turns Evil
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2018, 01:49:03 AM »
They're price discriminating.  I noticed SA's bullshit paywall several months ago.  At first, they were giving notifications that it was $75 per month.  I ignored it.  Now they're offering me the same package for $20 per month.