Seeking Alpha

Seeking Alpha

Seeking Alpha is a free provider of stock market opinion and analysis from blogs, money managers and investment newsletters, and a provider of its own financial content. "Alpha" is a financial term referring to a stock's performance relative to the market; it is used by fund managers to describe beating their index, so stock pickers "seek alpha".

Seeking Alpha has its own editorial staff, as well as being a traditional blog. Seeking Alpha claims to be the only company that provides full earnings call transcripts on its website. [" [http://www.squawkbox.asia/article.cfm/id/151297 Seeking Alpha Announces Comprehensive Resources for Investors in Chinese Stocks] ", Squawkbox.asia, press release by Seeking Alpha.] . It offers these free, as well as summaries of Jim Cramer's comments. [" [http://247wallst.blogspot.com/2006/09/twenty-best-financial-blogs.html The Twenty Best Financial Blogs] ", 247wallst.blogspot.com. September 5, 2006.] The company has also developed a free stock widget designed for the financial bloggers. It features stock quotes from the NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, Pink Sheets and OTC Bulletin Boards. [" [http://studio.financialcontent.com/Engine?Account=macreport&GUID=1763792&Page=MediaViewer&Ticker=FCON "Seeking Alpha Launches Free Financial Content Powered Stock Quote Widget for Financial Bloggers] ", Marketwire, press release by Seeking Alpha. April 17, 2007.]

Started in 2004 by David Jackson, [" [http://www.fobmconference.com/speakers#jackson David Jackson] ", Future of Business Media.] Seeking Alpha has 50 employees on two continents and has formed partnerships with companies including Yahoo! Finance, [" [http://biz.yahoo.com/seekingalpha/ Blogs from Seeking Alpha] ", Yahoo! Finance.] Dow Jones MarketWatch, E-Trade, [" [https://us.etrade.com/e/t/home/PressStory?ID=STORYID%3Detrade_pr_2008_02_19_eng-etrade_16_07_59_pr&year=2008&month=02 E*trade Financial Enhances Research Tools, Increases Efficiencies For Retail Investors] , press release by E*trade, February 20, 2008.] and CNET. [" [http://seekingalpha.com/page/about_us About Us] ", Seeking Alpha.] The company is backed by Benchmark Capital a firm that funded eBay. [" [http://venturebeat.com/2006/09/11/benchmark-invests-in-seeking-alpha-deal-struck-with-yahoo/ Benchmark invests in Seeking Alpha; deal struck with Yahoo] ", Venturebeat.com, September 11, 2006.] It is possible Reuters or Yahoo might buy Seeking Alpha to better position themselves in the blogsphere. [" [http://www.247wallst.com/2007/10/would-reuters-r.html Would Reuters (RTRSY) Or Yahoo! (YHOO) Buy SeekingAlpha?] ", 247wallst.com, October 11, 2007.]

In the financial news field, SeekingAlpha is currently the largest stock market blog, running about 100 articles a day, according to 247wallst.com. [" [http://www.247wallst.com/2007/10/techcrunch-and-.html TechCrunch And Huffington: Who Will Buy The Big Blogs?] ", 247wallst.com, October 3, 2007.] Articles are available on the Seeking Alpha website as well as via Blackberry or RSS feed. [" [http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1633488_1633530_1633565,00.html Time's 50 Best Websites of 2007] ", "Time", November 2007.] Seeking Alpha's stock research content is more extensive that Yahoo! Finance or Google Finance, according to Sramana Mitra. [" [http://sramanamitra.com/2007/03/29/web-30-and-seeking-alpha Web 3.0 and Seeking Alpha Review] ", sramanamitra.com. March 29, 2007.] Seeking Alpha however focuses on opinion and analysis rather than news, and is primarily written by investors who describe their personal approach to stock picking and portfolio management rather than by journalists. Seeking Alpha's primary readership is among money managers, research analysts, investment bankers, and serious individual investors.Fact|date=June 2008

Seeking Alpha was the recipient of Kiplinger's 2007 Award for Most Informative Website [" [http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2007/11/best.html The 2007 Best List] ", Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, November 2007.] and was ranked by Fox News as the top financial blog in a 2007 telecast. [ [http://youtube.com/watch?v=LI_EV_mpA6c Seeking Alpha] , "Fox News", October 22, 2007.]

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