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2,500 “outstanding performance” prize on the basis of how well the stock idea played out. Its articles are published as Premium articles, Standard articles, and Instablogs. Standard articles are allowed to be published elsewhere, and are unpaid, but also undergo a selection process. Instablogs are published instantly and with no pay. 100,000 Seeking Alpha articles and commentary published between 2005 and 2012. The authors found that views expressed in Seeking Alpha articles, as well as reader commentaries on those articles, did predict future stock returns over every time-frame examined, from one month to three years. Articles and reader commentaries also predicted earning surprises.
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