Seeking Alpha: Introduction

A few days ago, I published my first exclusive article on Seeking Alpha. Seeking Alpha is the world’s largest investing community and everyone can share ideas, thoughts, and analyses on their platform. There are articles about virtually all investment-related topics: individual stocks, ETFs, business news, macroeconomic discussions, and much more. Geographically, the platform focuses on the US and North America, but you can also find articles about international securities. In summary, Seeking Alpha is a place where people who are interested in investing write about investing.

Seeking Alpha is the world’s largest investing community. Our investors connect daily to discover and share new investing ideas, discuss the latest news, debate the merits of stocks, and make informed investment decisions. Seeking Alpha’s content has unparalleled breadth and depth: from stocks, ETFs and mutual funds to commodities and cryptocurrency.

Seeking Alpha “About Us” Website (accessed November 20, 2022)

I have a Seeking Alpha account since 2016. Until recently, however, I have only used the platform passively. My experiences were nevertheless quite positive. Of course, given that everyone can just publish their content, you need to be selective and somewhat critical. At least in my experience, Seeking Alpha authors are quite diverse and so are their articles. They range from passionate retail investors to professionals who use the platform to market their services. There is nothing wrong with this. In fact, it is a defined goal of Seeking Alpha to establish the “wisdom of the crowd” from as many sources as possible. Nonetheless, I still recommend to use the platform selectively and always challenge the presented data or methodology.[1]Of course, this not only applies to Seeking Alpha but to all non-reviewed material. Including mine…

The main focus of Seeking Alpha, at least how see it, are individual stocks and ETFs. Articles typically cover a single security in detail and should deliver actionable conclusions.[2]”Actionable” here means a “Buy”, “Hold”, or “Sell” rating. When you look at my posts, you probably recognize that is not the typical fundamental-stock-analysis website. I believe in systematic strategies, diversification, scientific rigor, and quantitative methods. So how does this fit with posts about individual stocks on Seeking Alpha?

First, I not only write about stocks but also about ETFs that implement certain strategies. For example, in my second article I covered the Alpha Architect U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF and also discussed the momentum-factor more generally. Second, although I am not a concentrated stock-picker, I still believe in fundamental analysis.[3]Many of the well-known “quant” strategies are in-fact systematic applications of fundamental ideas. For example, Value, Quality, or Low Risk/Defensive. What I have written about myself remains unchanged, “I am particularly interested in the intersection of fundamental analysis and modern quantitative tools.”

Finally, and I am completely open with that, Seeking Alpha is a great way to build an audience for Their platform has a lot of active visitors and I receive a small payment for exclusive articles which helps me to cover the expenses for this website. This comes at the cost that exclusive articles, as the name suggests, are only available on Seeking Alpha and you may need a premium subscription to read them.

Fortunately, however, I can still post short summaries here on my own website. You will find them under this category.

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