ValueForum.com Launches Stock Contests, Powered by Ticker Technologies, Inc.
NEW YORK, December 16, 2003 - BNK Invest, Inc. (BNK), a premier provider of targeted online investment communities, announces the launch of the ValueForum.com Stock Contests (at http://www.valueforum.com). The prize for winning the quarterly stock contests is a $250 Amazon.com gift certificate. Full contest rules are available at http://www.valueforum.com/ratings/.
Adam Menzel, the company's COO stated, "We are excited about the release of ValueForum.com Stock Contests. We are hoping that these contests will encourage existing members to participate in the Stock Ratings system, and encourage new members to join the community."
ValueForum.com's key feature that makes it stand out from other investment community sites is the "Stock Ratings" system. Individual members of the site submit ratings on the particular stocks they closely follow and research, ranking a stock anywhere from a Strong Buy to a Strong Sell, and providing a justification of their rating. The result is a large database capturing the combined knowledge and skill of the membership base, presented in a user-friendly format that rivals traditional brokerage house analyst reports in value. Some actively rated stocks include Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMH), Anthracite Capital Inc. (NYSE: AHR) and Allied Capital Corp (NYSE: ALD).
Other key features of the ValueForum.com site include the discussion forum, an interactive message board with unique features such as private groups, where users participate in ongoing discussions about the stocks that have been rated, economic trends, and other topics surrounding value investing. The site also boasts a group polling application, where any site member can create a multiple choice poll to gather the group consensus on any particular question.
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Ticker Technologies Inc. powers its products with a fleet of Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) PowerEdge servers running the RedHat (NASDAQ: RHAT) Linux operating system. TTI's server infrastructure is located at NTT/Verio (NYSE: NTT)'s Manhattan data center.
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