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  • stegosaurus1 stegosaurus1 Sep 23, 2011 4:17 PM Flag

    Seeking Alpha

    "I gave specific examples of SA's contradictory advice to investors..."

    SA is not an entity. It's a place where different authors make their case for or against some aspect of the market. Often contradictory.

    It's up to you to winnow through the chaff to find the idea of value.

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    • There is(are) editor(s) who are resposonsible for content issued under their banner. Most reliable "entities" post a disclaimer that the foregoing is the author's opinion, offered for contrarian view, and not that of the "entity". But, SA didn't (doesn't) do that.

      What good is such a site that serves only to confuse, rather than clarify? It's like one author saying that the market could go up and another saying that the market could go down --- we all know that! But, what we want to know is, what is your CONSENSUS opinion and why.

      Morningstar doesn't do that; Fidelity doesn't do that --- they both have authors with dissenting opinions, but they scrub the overall content to present a consistent view for investors. SA does not and THAT's why they are unreliable.

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      • Morningstar, Fidelity, and Seeking Alpha are very different from each other. I am surprised that you think Morningstar and Fidelity present their opinions in similar ways. This is a big world, and there is room for many different types of content providers.

        Seeking Alpha says, in "About Us": "Seeking Alpha gives a voice to over 4,000 contributors".

        And in their Terms of Use: "You understand that the Site may contain opinions from time to time with regard to securities mentioned in other Seeking Alpha blogs or products, and that opinions in one blog or product may be different from those in another blog or product."

        And they have a page where they explain in detail how anyone can become a contributor.

    • You posted this as I was writing my comment... Didn't see it until after I submitted it. Funny that we used similar words.

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