Seeking Alpha is the brainchild of David Jackson. In his biography, it is noted:
"David Jackson worked for five years as a technology research analyst for Morgan Stanley in New York. He left in early 2003 to manage money (long/short) and explore new approaches to financial publishing, ultimately leading to the creation of Seeking Alpha. Prior to Morgan Stanley he worked in technology venture funding and macro-economics (HM Treasury in London and The Bank of Israel). He has a B.A from Oxford University and an MSc from The London School of Economics."
Kiplinger in 2007 listed Seeking Alpha as the best website for financial information.
There is no monetary compensation for me involved in this association. In fact Bill Rempel, a.k.a. NO DooDahs! wrote an interesting piece complaining about this failure to provide a share in the revenue with submissions. As for me, at this point in my life, I am enjoying the greater exposure to readers who are interested in what I am writing about, and the opportunity of entering into larger disussions on the subjects I blog about.
It is estimated, unless I have it wrong, that Seeking Alpha had 535,658 unique visits in the month of February 2008. I generally get about 200 visits a day here. So you know I am smiling.
I am looking forward to this association. In fact I am proud to share my Seeking Alpha 'medal of approval' on the blog! O.K., I am just an amateur, and I get excited about these things :).
Thanks so much for dropping by and visiting! I shall continue to strive to produce good content for all of you readers and now Seeking Alpha visitors. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave them on the blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in investing,