Seeking Alpha

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Seeking Alpha
Type Private
Founded 2004
Founder(s) David Jackson
Slogan(s) Read. Decide. Invest.
Website Seeking Alpha's Website
Alexa rank 1,054
Type of site financial commentary and analysis

Seeking Alpha is an American stock market analysis website founded in 2004.


Seeking Alpha was founded in 2004 by former Wall Street analyst, David Jackson.[1] The company reports it has distribution partnerships with MSN Money, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, MarketWatch, Nasdaq and TheStreet.[2]


Seeking Alpha derives its content from independent contributors that sign up to the site. Its articles are published as Premium articles, Standard articles, and Instablogs. Premium articles mean their authors are paid $10 per 1,000 page views but are not allowed to publish the content anywhere else and the articles go through a selection and editing process. Standard articles are allowed to be published elsewhere, but they also undergo a selection process and are unpaid. Instablogs are published instantly and with no pay.[3] In 2011, Seeking Alpha is estimated to have paid its approximately 550 Premium contributors $1.2 million.[4]


In 2007, Seeking Alpha was the recipient of Forbes' Best of the Web Award [5] and was selected by Kiplinger's as its pick for Best Investment Informant.[6] In 2011 Seeking Alpha was listed as #1 in Inc. magazine's list of Essential Economic blogs.[7]


  1. ^ "Market Movers", US News & World Report, March 2009.
  2. ^ Director of Contributor Relations", Seeking Alpha, January 17, 2011.
  3. ^ "Man Bites Dog! Web Publisher Pays Writers". All Things D. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Updated: Seeking Alpha On Track To Pay Its Bloggers $1.2 Million This Year". paidContent. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Forbes (December 17, 2004). "Forbes Best Of The Web". website. Archived from the original on December 17, 2004. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "The 2007 Best List", Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, November 2007.
  7. ^ Hoffman, Constantine (Dec 26, 2011). "10 Essential Economic Blogs". Inc Magazine. 

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