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What You’re Paying For

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Moments ago, I mailed off, as I do every year, a very large check to Wall Street Horizon. It’s by FAR the most expensive data Slope pays for, and it gets us one thing and one thing only: the earnings dates for companies.

It may seem odd to pay so much for such a niche tidbit of data. The cruel irony is that I could get similar data for FREE, but the quality wouldn’t be as good. You know the worst part? You wouldn’t even notice. Not a single person would recognize the difference. But in such an instance, I would know that I’m pushing crap data on you, and I simply cannot do that, even though most websites can.

Thus, understand I am paying top dollar for something that no one even realizes is there, merely because I want to trust the information I am providing is of the highest possible quality. There are many pages that rely on the earnings date information (particularly for Platinum users), and even though I don’t like writing big checks, I can at least know that I’m doing my best for you. So there ya go.