Changes To Seeking Alpha PRO

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Some news from S Seeking Alpha PRO via two recent emails to contributors

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Dear contributor,

Starting this Monday (April 16), we are making changes to Seeking Alpha PRO+ in order to (hopefully) deliver more value to subscribers.

Subscribers have said they wanted more actionable Top Ideas - investment opportunities with asynchronistic risk/reward profiles. (Currently, we are publishing 3-4 Top Ideas per month.) Many also said that 24 hours of exclusivity was insufficient to take advantage of Top Ideas.

So, starting Monday, April 16, PRO+ subscribers will receive a single actionable long or short idea - Seeking Alpha's Top Idea of the Day - every business day. Subscribers will have exclusive access to each Top Idea for a full seven days, and only subscribers will have access to the comprehensive list of Top Ideas (found here). The daily PRO+ email will provide an easy-to-skim snapshot of Today’s Top Idea, and a link to the full in-depth thesis.

We want truly outstanding ideas. So we’re upping the ante; authors whose ideas are selected and published as Top Ideas will now receive $1,000.

On the other hand, we are ceasing to publish “PRO” articles. PRO is no longer a small subset of articles; it is our entire single-stock research library. Subdividing that into tiers makes PRO+ more confusing. (This doesn’t mean we won’t be rewarding authors whose articles are being read by PRO and PRO+ subscribers; we’re actively working on that.)

Here’s how we view the value proposition of PRO and PRO+:

PRO: Access to our unparalleled single-stock research library.

PRO+: Daily outstanding idea gen, and access to our unparalleled single-stock research library.

As always, you can add a note to an article asking PRO editors to review it for Top Idea consideration. And you can reach our PRO editors at [email protected].

We’re excited about this new direction. Please let us know what you think.

Eli and the Seeking Alpha PRO editors

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