Revolt Of The Untalented Financial Writers!

Many of you are familiar with Seeking Alpha articles–mostly because SA’s founder David Jackson did a great job getting his content onto Yahoo! Finance–it ain’t due to the quality of work! It’s more because the financial media circus is all about more content.

Breaking news, earnings, scandals…bleh blah blah, all the most active stocks must be covered and dissected by boring-ass stuck-up finance freaks, all of whom put together are less entertaining than a block of wood all while they consistently underperform the major indexes aka people who should have no audience whatsoever and instead focus on learning how to beat the market and not being scum-sucking fee-earning marketers who take advantage of the general public’s lack of market understanding.

So, it’s rather funny to me–and it should be to you too–that many of these wannabes are revolting against SA, angry they’re not getting paid for their efforts.

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Boo hoo, cry me a river you losers. You ungrateful/untalented financial writers out there–marketing tactics aside, you know who you are–should feel privileged to have found a media outlet with wide distribution willing to endorse your below average/near-total-guessing-game/no-edge-whatsoever “work”. You think you deserve more, you deserve nothing–you deserve less than nothing. You should bow down to David Jackson and kiss his ring for the opportunity he’s given you. Since you waste readers’ time and web space with your petty attempts at market logic, you should actually be paying SA for the right to be included on their site. (there’s a way to get your profits up Dave!)

Sure, some financial people actually deserve to be heard, so my apologies to people like Rempel and Ritholtz. But to soooo many others–mostly sissy value investors (how’s GE treatin’ ya today you schmucks!)–you wanna get paid, mainstream blogging ain’t for you–at least not this early in the game. If you think you’re actually worth listening to–which you’re probly not–focus on developing a personality, expanding your own blogs, getting advertisers (as I have) and backing up everything you say with actual trades and investments.

And, I encourage EVERYONE to join Covestor, where you’ll be judged on your returns, not on your personalities–so many of you can still succeed at something! As you might know–besides having a big mouth–I’m #1 up there…by a wide margin…so continue being your whining/unoriginal selves while ripping on my “risky” “un-American” “strange” trading strategy all you want, you got nothinnnnnnnn until you step up to the plate and dethrone me!

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  • Dave

    Tim – does MBRK have upside?

  • Dave

    Tim – does MBRK have upside?

  • timsykes

    do a site search, answered that yesterday…in a word possibly

  • timsykes

    do a site search, answered that yesterday…in a word possibly

  • Donald

    OK, I am done. I just loaded up my account and bought 3 shares of BRK.B, I am done for the year.

    I am gonna ride this one out, this is too volatile for me, just lost over $2,000 on GE call options.

    Hopefully Mr Buffet can rescue my results for this year. Down over 30% YTD :-(

  • Donald

    OK, I am done. I just loaded up my account and bought 3 shares of BRK.B, I am done for the year.

    I am gonna ride this one out, this is too volatile for me, just lost over $2,000 on GE call options.

    Hopefully Mr Buffet can rescue my results for this year. Down over 30% YTD :-(

  • bryan

    Brk.b is a great one for good returns……until he dies………

  • bryan

    Brk.b is a great one for good returns……until he dies………

  • timsykes

    brk isn’t diversified enough for me

  • timsykes

    brk isn’t diversified enough for me

  • Scott

    Tim,

    Congrats on your excellent results thus far. However, given the premise that your main goal with TIM is teaching others how to trade, shouldn’t we judge your success by the success or failure of your “students” ? And if that is in fact the case, then your website fails miserably. I see some common names that consistently contribute Comments, but other than that, I do not see any proof that you are successfully teaching others. To date, the Journal section of the Forum lies dormant. Until and unless you can prove your ability to teach, I will sit on the sidelines. BTW, nothing in this post is meant to diminish your capabilities as a trader; up more than 40% since November, especially in this market, is simply impressive.

  • Scott

    Tim,

    Congrats on your excellent results thus far. However, given the premise that your main goal with TIM is teaching others how to trade, shouldn’t we judge your success by the success or failure of your “students” ? And if that is in fact the case, then your website fails miserably. I see some common names that consistently contribute Comments, but other than that, I do not see any proof that you are successfully teaching others. To date, the Journal section of the Forum lies dormant. Until and unless you can prove your ability to teach, I will sit on the sidelines. BTW, nothing in this post is meant to diminish your capabilities as a trader; up more than 40% since November, especially in this market, is simply impressive.

  • timsykes

    forum lie dormant, whaaaaaat? can u not see the 1,000+ posts? Give it some time, the new site will be much better organized and u gotta remember, some people see my trades, some have read the book, some have watched the DVD, but this is a very different strategy from what most people are used to so they really need more data to analyze before it all comes to together…took me 5 years or so, but that was without anybody’s help…and most importantly, my ideal trades dont come about every day, forget little RIMM/BIDU intraday breakouts/breakdowns, y plays aren’t that liquid so as of yet, there’s only been a dozen or so examples…makes learning much tougher

  • timsykes

    forum lie dormant, whaaaaaat? can u not see the 1,000+ posts? Give it some time, the new site will be much better organized and u gotta remember, some people see my trades, some have read the book, some have watched the DVD, but this is a very different strategy from what most people are used to so they really need more data to analyze before it all comes to together…took me 5 years or so, but that was without anybody’s help…and most importantly, my ideal trades dont come about every day, forget little RIMM/BIDU intraday breakouts/breakdowns, y plays aren’t that liquid so as of yet, there’s only been a dozen or so examples…makes learning much tougher

  • timsykes

    whats more the new site will have TIMterms, an investopedia-type glossary, but as told through the eyes of smallcraps and microcraps…by the time i’ve accomplished what i want, this site will be the wikipedia for trading these suckas

  • timsykes

    whats more the new site will have TIMterms, an investopedia-type glossary, but as told through the eyes of smallcraps and microcraps…by the time i’ve accomplished what i want, this site will be the wikipedia for trading these suckas

  • John

    Hey Scotty boy,
    I am up over 34% in 4 months following Tim’s lessons. Do you want everybody come and kiss your ass to let you know Tim is successful teaching his student? Why on earth do you have to judge Tim or his website, you don’t have to come to Tim’s website, if you don’t want to. Better yet, you don’t have a brain to learn from Tim.

  • John

    Hey Scotty boy,
    I am up over 34% in 4 months following Tim’s lessons. Do you want everybody come and kiss your ass to let you know Tim is successful teaching his student? Why on earth do you have to judge Tim or his website, you don’t have to come to Tim’s website, if you don’t want to. Better yet, you don’t have a brain to learn from Tim.

  • KS

    Scott,

    You think everyone that reads this blog posts their buys and sells in the comments section? Your analogy of judging the success of TIM by the “students” is retarded. You haven’t paid any attention to this blog, and I assume you just stumbled across it today. On a daily basis Sykes is showing you his playbook. How to spot the trends he plays, support / res levels, entries / exits, stuff like that. Come on Scott get a clue. Do you think everyone who reads this blog should come back each and every day and say I made this amount because I learned to spot this trend from Tim Sykes YAYYYY. I bet Sykes gets over 1,000 page views a day, maybe on a big day he’ll have 40 comments on a post. What do you think those other 960 people were doing? Ah yes, reading the blog, digesting the info, and making decisions on their own to turn some profits. What are you expecting, you all 960 people to come back and say I did this and I did that today, Tim can you give me a grade today to show my mommy? Come on man, this isn’t effing school.

    Up 40% overall. Those are great returns. I ve seen others posts that they’ve made killings on certain plays as well. Scott please think your post thru before you post again. Share your wisdom on how you want it to be judged? 40% overall returns not good enough for you? Others developing their own playbooks based on Sykes’ strategy isn’t good enough for you? Well what do you want?

  • KS

    Scott,

    You think everyone that reads this blog posts their buys and sells in the comments section? Your analogy of judging the success of TIM by the “students” is retarded. You haven’t paid any attention to this blog, and I assume you just stumbled across it today. On a daily basis Sykes is showing you his playbook. How to spot the trends he plays, support / res levels, entries / exits, stuff like that. Come on Scott get a clue. Do you think everyone who reads this blog should come back each and every day and say I made this amount because I learned to spot this trend from Tim Sykes YAYYYY. I bet Sykes gets over 1,000 page views a day, maybe on a big day he’ll have 40 comments on a post. What do you think those other 960 people were doing? Ah yes, reading the blog, digesting the info, and making decisions on their own to turn some profits. What are you expecting, you all 960 people to come back and say I did this and I did that today, Tim can you give me a grade today to show my mommy? Come on man, this isn’t effing school.

    Up 40% overall. Those are great returns. I ve seen others posts that they’ve made killings on certain plays as well. Scott please think your post thru before you post again. Share your wisdom on how you want it to be judged? 40% overall returns not good enough for you? Others developing their own playbooks based on Sykes’ strategy isn’t good enough for you? Well what do you want?

  • timsykes

    LOL, thanks for the support guys glad you’re learning and earning… FYI We’re getting 4k daily visitors and 10k page views, up 50% just since last month….lie and die by the trades

  • timsykes

    LOL, thanks for the support guys glad you’re learning and earning… FYI We’re getting 4k daily visitors and 10k page views, up 50% just since last month….lie and die by the trades

  • http://www.covestor.com/mbr/bnbien/blog BenBien

    BURN! As funny as always Tim; I never use SeekingAlpha anyway since their articles are ex post fact TRASHH. I’m all in on timothysykes.com

  • http://www.covestor.com/mbr/bnbien/blog BenBien

    BURN! As funny as always Tim; I never use SeekingAlpha anyway since their articles are ex post fact TRASHH. I’m all in on timothysykes.com

  • http://www.covestor.com/mbr/bnbien/blog BenBien

    ex post facto*

  • http://www.covestor.com/mbr/bnbien/blog BenBien

    ex post facto*

  • http://www.thedisciplinedinvestor.com Andrew Horowitz

    Tim:

    I suppose I am one of the boring, no talented idiots who writes a blog. It is interesting to note that blogging is now available for anyone. In the old days, vetting was part of the process. No more. Anything can be said/written, to anyone, at anytime, no matter how right or wrong it is. Since it is written though, most think it is right and should be followed as gospel.

    So, do us all a favor. In the spirit of teaching your legions of followers, tell them how to find info that is appropriate. Give some guidelines. Provide a tool, not just a spastic response full of anger.

    Give them a fish, or teach them to fish….your choice…

    Andrew

  • http://www.thedisciplinedinvestor.com Andrew Horowitz

    Tim:

    I suppose I am one of the boring, no talented idiots who writes a blog. It is interesting to note that blogging is now available for anyone. In the old days, vetting was part of the process. No more. Anything can be said/written, to anyone, at anytime, no matter how right or wrong it is. Since it is written though, most think it is right and should be followed as gospel.

    So, do us all a favor. In the spirit of teaching your legions of followers, tell them how to find info that is appropriate. Give some guidelines. Provide a tool, not just a spastic response full of anger.

    Give them a fish, or teach them to fish….your choice…

    Andrew

  • http://investingadventures.com Jorge

    Get Covestor to accept options and I’ll rejoin. Been asking for months on what their status with tracking options was. To be honest, I’d rather see them fix their cash / portfolio performance issues first before accepting any new traders. How can you keep an accurate track record when you can’t even record the amount of cash you have on hand?

  • http://investingadventures.com Jorge

    Get Covestor to accept options and I’ll rejoin. Been asking for months on what their status with tracking options was. To be honest, I’d rather see them fix their cash / portfolio performance issues first before accepting any new traders. How can you keep an accurate track record when you can’t even record the amount of cash you have on hand?

  • timsykes

    Andrew: nope u have a gift at podcasting u use it well…as for tools, wait til u see my new site! blogging just cant do all the teaching necessary…as for anger comments, u’ll notice they o0nly come out every so often, the rest is watchlist and detailed trades, aka teaching what i do

    jorge–i’ve asked for cash too but u gotta remember they’re heading to get others to autotrade off your trades, cash doesnt matter….besides, i like how their current setup penalizes those with no cash, aka sissy value investors!

  • timsykes

    Andrew: nope u have a gift at podcasting u use it well…as for tools, wait til u see my new site! blogging just cant do all the teaching necessary…as for anger comments, u’ll notice they o0nly come out every so often, the rest is watchlist and detailed trades, aka teaching what i do

    jorge–i’ve asked for cash too but u gotta remember they’re heading to get others to autotrade off your trades, cash doesnt matter….besides, i like how their current setup penalizes those with no cash, aka sissy value investors!

  • Joseph

    Scott, are you serious? You have no idea how much I’ve learned from reading this blog.

  • Joseph

    Scott, are you serious? You have no idea how much I’ve learned from reading this blog.

  • Dan-O

    Joseph… What you wrote +1

  • Dan-O

    Joseph… What you wrote +1

  • Eddie

    As a lifelong friend of Tim, I can attest this is the most impressive thing he’s done yet, even more so than the original 12K into $1.65MM. I’m glad to see there is slew of supporters out there who see a scalable model through Tim’s strategy. His plans are ambitious, but I’ve never known someone with as much passion as him. I see very big things for this website.

    I’m just trying to reserve a minimum account balance on TOS so I can join the party. This blog has completely reinvigorated my interest.

  • Eddie

    As a lifelong friend of Tim, I can attest this is the most impressive thing he’s done yet, even more so than the original 12K into $1.65MM. I’m glad to see there is slew of supporters out there who see a scalable model through Tim’s strategy. His plans are ambitious, but I’ve never known someone with as much passion as him. I see very big things for this website.

    I’m just trying to reserve a minimum account balance on TOS so I can join the party. This blog has completely reinvigorated my interest.

  • timsykes

    haha thanks ed, just be careful when u use the word scalable–anybody with dreams of my strategy making them more than a few hundred grand/year best eave those thoughts at the door

  • timsykes

    haha thanks ed, just be careful when u use the word scalable–anybody with dreams of my strategy making them more than a few hundred grand/year best eave those thoughts at the door

  • http://www.thedisciplinedinvestor.com Andrew Horowitz

    “Andrew: nope u have a gift at podcasting u use it well

  • http://www.thedisciplinedinvestor.com Andrew Horowitz

    “Andrew: nope u have a gift at podcasting u use it well

  • Joe

    Andrew, I love your podcast but don’t like you rmustache. The podcast is immensely informative.

  • Joe

    Andrew, I love your podcast but don’t like you rmustache. The podcast is immensely informative.

  • Pozwa

    timterms sounds very close to tmklingo. Oh well, keep it up tim.

  • Pozwa

    timterms sounds very close to tmklingo. Oh well, keep it up tim.

  • timsykes

    dont u even bring up that plagiarist here…its getting ridiculous…bastards stole a cartoon from the big picture today, no linkback, kid doesnt understand the definition of citing his sources

  • timsykes

    dont u even bring up that plagiarist here…its getting ridiculous…bastards stole a cartoon from the big picture today, no linkback, kid doesnt understand the definition of citing his sources

  • timsykes

    andrew–and people need to understand how bad most of the finace writers are–they’re journalists, wannabe managers, wannabe investors–very few have any track records whatsoever…all the good ones are actively managing money and have no time to write…u’re an exception

  • timsykes

    andrew–and people need to understand how bad most of the finace writers are–they’re journalists, wannabe managers, wannabe investors–very few have any track records whatsoever…all the good ones are actively managing money and have no time to write…u’re an exception

  • SA YOU SUCK

    Oh Timmyyyy! You won me over with the sorta-kinda bash on SA. Honestly, I don’t feel sorry for the suckers/idiots/morons who contribute to SA and receive no money. Who in their right mind would do that – only people who have no concept of their own value. Suckers I say and SA will fail miserably. What a concept, lets build a website around corporate conference calls. Who read that shit anyways besides deepens wearing broke long-term investors who think they’re gaining some kind of edge on the market. If you read this and your writing articles for SA – STOP you fools you suckers and gullible ass dopes.

  • SA YOU SUCK

    Oh Timmyyyy! You won me over with the sorta-kinda bash on SA. Honestly, I don’t feel sorry for the suckers/idiots/morons who contribute to SA and receive no money. Who in their right mind would do that – only people who have no concept of their own value. Suckers I say and SA will fail miserably. What a concept, lets build a website around corporate conference calls. Who read that shit anyways besides deepens wearing broke long-term investors who think they’re gaining some kind of edge on the market. If you read this and your writing articles for SA – STOP you fools you suckers and gullible ass dopes.

  • http://billakanodoodahs.com Bill aka NO DooDahs!

    Thnx for the props, Tim, and I love the photoshop with the article!

    The weakness of SA’s model has always been the content providers’ reimbursement. They pay their editors, programmers, web server, and transcribing service, but they don’t pay their authors? There are only three types of authors who would knowingly participate in that kind of plan:

    (1) those who are monetizing or have the potential to monetize really expensive services, like investment management, and this really does make economic sense; some of these folks will have actual trading (“investing”) ability, but not all of them or even most of them;

    (2) those desperately auditioning for a writing job, which probably doesn’t make too much sense, because if they’ll contribute for free, why would anyone HIRE them? I would think any wannabe that’s trying to audition for a trading job at SA is deeply misguided! The presence of known opinions and styles, and a long web presence, is going to be a BIG detriment when shopping for a Street job. Writing’s the only possible job payoff from participation, and the odds are slim to none (Slim having just left town). Most of these types are no-skill wannabes; and

    (3) those that want to get famous and don’t mind effectively paying someone to make them famous, again, mostly no-skill wannabes.

    The unknowing participants would include those who haven’t given any thought to the economics of the arrangement (which included me when I was there in 2006).

    I agree with your assessment that the best way to build a brand and a reputation isn’t with volume, but is instead through backing up your skills by constantly disclosing trades and results, and through developing an independent voice that people have to SELECT to hear, rather than going to an aggregator and getting drowned out in the noise.

  • http://billakanodoodahs.com Bill aka NO DooDahs!

    Thnx for the props, Tim, and I love the photoshop with the article!

    The weakness of SA’s model has always been the content providers’ reimbursement. They pay their editors, programmers, web server, and transcribing service, but they don’t pay their authors? There are only three types of authors who would knowingly participate in that kind of plan:

    (1) those who are monetizing or have the potential to monetize really expensive services, like investment management, and this really does make economic sense; some of these folks will have actual trading (“investing”) ability, but not all of them or even most of them;

    (2) those desperately auditioning for a writing job, which probably doesn’t make too much sense, because if they’ll contribute for free, why would anyone HIRE them? I would think any wannabe that’s trying to audition for a trading job at SA is deeply misguided! The presence of known opinions and styles, and a long web presence, is going to be a BIG detriment when shopping for a Street job. Writing’s the only possible job payoff from participation, and the odds are slim to none (Slim having just left town). Most of these types are no-skill wannabes; and

    (3) those that want to get famous and don’t mind effectively paying someone to make them famous, again, mostly no-skill wannabes.

    The unknowing participants would include those who haven’t given any thought to the economics of the arrangement (which included me when I was there in 2006).

    I agree with your assessment that the best way to build a brand and a reputation isn’t with volume, but is instead through backing up your skills by constantly disclosing trades and results, and through developing an independent voice that people have to SELECT to hear, rather than going to an aggregator and getting drowned out in the noise.

  • SteviePips

    First time blogging here or anywhere. i like the stuff i’m reading. It’s out of the main stream. SA is much of the same boring the heck out of me. Anybody hear about the Real Deal Webisotic reality show. This mentor Ton B. teachs these students in a free room. the difference is that the students are picked up on tape during the following week by a new site marketedu.com They replay the real trading results and how these students feel. GOOD or BAD The 24 year old daughter admitted on tape that she withheld the real losses from her husband but showed him the gains in her practice account not knowing the difference and applauding her for the great work she was doing and rewarded her with an additional 5k as postive reinforcement;) it’s all on tape in her video diary. the mother wh is also a trading partner is far better At least real results are posted good or bad (no cherry picking).and replayed in front of the his Free call Room on Wednesdays 500 -700 attendees. i give the 24 year old college drop out daughter Kudos for the persistance with her husbands wallet. There may be another carreer in the calling
    Any one hear about this stuff.

  • SteviePips

    First time blogging here or anywhere. i like the stuff i’m reading. It’s out of the main stream. SA is much of the same boring the heck out of me. Anybody hear about the Real Deal Webisotic reality show. This mentor Ton B. teachs these students in a free room. the difference is that the students are picked up on tape during the following week by a new site marketedu.com They replay the real trading results and how these students feel. GOOD or BAD The 24 year old daughter admitted on tape that she withheld the real losses from her husband but showed him the gains in her practice account not knowing the difference and applauding her for the great work she was doing and rewarded her with an additional 5k as postive reinforcement;) it’s all on tape in her video diary. the mother wh is also a trading partner is far better At least real results are posted good or bad (no cherry picking).and replayed in front of the his Free call Room on Wednesdays 500 -700 attendees. i give the 24 year old college drop out daughter Kudos for the persistance with her husbands wallet. There may be another carreer in the calling
    Any one hear about this stuff.

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  • http://www.sestinaresearch.com Dan/”Sestina Research”

    Interesting debate. I someone who has been contributing to SA since it first started in 2006 and had less than 30 writers, I see both sides of the coin.

    So let me make some comments.

    1) yes, it is to the writers detriment that they get paid zero while SA makes loot off ads. BUT, wirters get exposure they never would have before. When I had my own site, I was getting 2000 readers a day, at most. With SA, I get hundreds of thousands more a month and it costs me nothing. So to people who complain about SA, I say: well, start your own site, then

    2) Quality of writers. Clearly, I am biased. I will not make the crazy claim that I am one of the “good writers” as that is not for me to decide but my readers, many of whom personally get in touch with me and like both my ideas, efforts, and non consensus opinion. In fact, I have had SEVERAL buy side people invest off my ideas and MAKE REAL MONEY.

    3) SA has its own survival of fittest model — good writers get comments in the section and those don’t. SA decides what and when it will accept contributions. When it chooses to publish any old opinion, and it sucks, you will see hatred manifest in the comments area…so more likely than not, that conributor will fall to the wayside..

    4) In terms of “payoffs” — No doodahs is PLAIN WRONG in classifying all writers are no skill wanna bees. A) there are some excellent writers on the site with skin in the game. I use SA often to get idea generation and non consensus opinion….B) you mention that leveraging SA to get a “Street job” is non existent. AGAIN, you are WRONG. I can speak to this personally. After Jackson hooked up the Yahoo! Finance deal, you had real life PMs and buy siders checking in to the site regularly. No matter what anyone says, people on the buy side still read Yahoo- we have Bloombergs, Reuters, Facset, Cap IQ, but Yahoo! is top portal for basic info when you need it quick. That said — I had TWO buy siders I interviewed with in the Spring of 2007 comment on my SA articles, which they got off Yahoo! Finance and USED for thier stock investment process. In fact, being early on fertilizers, and having it published in early 2007 on SA enabled me to land an offer from a great firm for my summer internship, although other factors likely played a role.

    In sum: SA has its value. If you dont like it, start your own site. In the meantime, be grateful and dont categorize everyone who writes on it as someone with commoditized opinions. Web 2.0 is about giving everything away, anyways. you should know that, guys…

  • http://www.sestinaresearch.com Dan/”Sestina Research”

    Interesting debate. I someone who has been contributing to SA since it first started in 2006 and had less than 30 writers, I see both sides of the coin.

    So let me make some comments.

    1) yes, it is to the writers detriment that they get paid zero while SA makes loot off ads. BUT, wirters get exposure they never would have before. When I had my own site, I was getting 2000 readers a day, at most. With SA, I get hundreds of thousands more a month and it costs me nothing. So to people who complain about SA, I say: well, start your own site, then

    2) Quality of writers. Clearly, I am biased. I will not make the crazy claim that I am one of the “good writers” as that is not for me to decide but my readers, many of whom personally get in touch with me and like both my ideas, efforts, and non consensus opinion. In fact, I have had SEVERAL buy side people invest off my ideas and MAKE REAL MONEY.

    3) SA has its own survival of fittest model — good writers get comments in the section and those don’t. SA decides what and when it will accept contributions. When it chooses to publish any old opinion, and it sucks, you will see hatred manifest in the comments area…so more likely than not, that conributor will fall to the wayside..

    4) In terms of “payoffs” — No doodahs is PLAIN WRONG in classifying all writers are no skill wanna bees. A) there are some excellent writers on the site with skin in the game. I use SA often to get idea generation and non consensus opinion….B) you mention that leveraging SA to get a “Street job” is non existent. AGAIN, you are WRONG. I can speak to this personally. After Jackson hooked up the Yahoo! Finance deal, you had real life PMs and buy siders checking in to the site regularly. No matter what anyone says, people on the buy side still read Yahoo- we have Bloombergs, Reuters, Facset, Cap IQ, but Yahoo! is top portal for basic info when you need it quick. That said — I had TWO buy siders I interviewed with in the Spring of 2007 comment on my SA articles, which they got off Yahoo! Finance and USED for thier stock investment process. In fact, being early on fertilizers, and having it published in early 2007 on SA enabled me to land an offer from a great firm for my summer internship, although other factors likely played a role.

    In sum: SA has its value. If you dont like it, start your own site. In the meantime, be grateful and dont categorize everyone who writes on it as someone with commoditized opinions. Web 2.0 is about giving everything away, anyways. you should know that, guys…