These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Seeking Alpha as right-center biased based on editorial and economic perspectives that slightly favor a libertarian market view. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Established in 2004, Seeking Alpha is an online platform that publishes news on financial markets. Founded by David Jackson and based in Israel, Seeking Alpha provides diverse investment information and tools, including stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, commodities, and cryptocurrency. The website’s quant algorithm identifies stocks with strong metrics.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Seeking Alpha website is owned by Seeking Alpha Ltd. The ownership structure of Seeking Alpha Ltd. is not publicly available. The website does not disclose any funding details or investment rounds publicly. However, Crunchbase says, “Seeking Alpha has raised $16.8 million in funding over four rounds. The company’s most recent funding round was in 2014, which raised $7.5 million in venture capital. The investors in Seeking Alpha include prominent venture capital firms such as Accel, Carmel Ventures, and DAG Ventures.” The website generates revenue through a premium membership program, subscription fees, sponsored content, and affiliate marketing.
Analysis / Bias
Seeking Alpha is a website that provides financial news, analysis, and resources for investors and traders. It covers global markets and sectors, with dedicated sections for stocks, exchange-traded funds, fixed-income investments, currencies, and other financial securities. The website’s news section covers stock markets, cryptocurrencies, bonds, and the technology, energy, and healthcare industries. Seeking Alpha also offers “On the Move,” which provides breaking news on the day’s market movers and real-time market alerts. In addition, the site features several podcasts, including “Wall Street Breakfast,” which offers pre-market analysis, and “The Cannabis Investing Podcast,” which focuses on the marijuana industry.
In terms of political bias, Seeking Alpha’s contributors tend to have a slightly conservative or libertarian-leaning ideology, as they also write articles for Policy Review and Wall Street Journal. The website’s economic and financial news coverage is favorable to business interests, and Seeking Alpha is often critical of progressive/socialist policies that seek to regulate or redistribute wealth, such as this A Socialist Takeover Of Colombia Would Devastate Its Economy. At the same time, they favor a limited government market approach through their Free Market Newsletter.
In general, information is well sourced from credible outlets such as CNBC, Bloomberg, New York Times, and Reuters. Editorially, they hold a slight right-leaning bias, and all information reviewed was fact-based.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Seeking Alpha as right-center biased based on editorial and economic perspectives that slightly favor a libertarian market view. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 04/08/2023)
Last Updated on April 8, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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