ValueForum.com Launches, Powered by Ticker Technologies, Inc.
NEW YORK, December 9, 2003 - BNK Invest, Inc. (BNK), a premier provider of targeted online investment communities, announces the launch of ValueForum.com (http://www.valueforum.com). BNK adapted its existing technologies from its other online properties - BankInvestor.com and BDCinvestor.com - to create ValueForum.com, a subscription-based site focused on value investing opportunities.
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.
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.
Adam Menzel, the company's COO stated, "We are excited about the release of ValueForum.com. The site has been active for two weeks and has already attracted over 250 members who have rated over 100 stocks thus far, with over 350 individual ratings and commentaries. We see this community growing into a brain trust of some of the world's most savvy investors, and we think we're well on our way to achieving that goal." Currently, the stock with the most individual ratings on ValueForum is Novastar Financial (NYSE: NFI) with 58 individual member ratings. Other actively rated stocks include American Capital Strategies (NASDAQ: ACAS) and Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group (NYSE: FBR).
About BNK Invest, Inc.
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About Ticker Technologies, Inc.
The most successful products launched by the company have been the Ticker product line, and customizable Stock Charts. These products, and the company's newest solutions provide value-added offerings for their clients.
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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