Comtex Announces Beta Launch of Enhanced SmarTrend® Version OWL

New Dashboard helps users protect current investments, find new profitable trading opportunities, manage investments and see outperforming sectors

Jun 22, 2010, 07:30 ET from Comtex News Network, Inc.

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Comtex News Network, Inc., a leading provider of economically useful electronic real-time news, content and exclusive SmarTrend® market products, today announced the beta launch of the new and enhanced SmarTrend Version OWL.  OWL is the new version of its popular online stock trend alert product.

"As a leading provider of real-time content for investors, we're excited that our new SmarTrend Version OWL offers active stock market investors a more optimized workflow tool to view their Watchlist, top performing trends, provide insight into what stocks other SmarTrend users are following along with company level information in one place.  This new version of our stock trend alert software provides unparalleled information, superior technology and flexibility in every market environment, all focused on maximizing profits for customers," said Chip Brian, President and CEO of Comtex.  

The new SmarTrend Version OWL has leading edge dashboard technology that includes all key functions in one convenient place.  Users can see the status of all stocks they are following and get alerted the moment a new trend is issued so they can react quickly. The enhanced dashboard shows the direction the market is trending based on the number of stocks that are in an UPTREND vs. DOWNTREND: users can instantly see a snapshot of any stock with the Company Snapshot functionality and which stocks are performing best this week.  

In addition to the new dashboard, SmarTrend Version OWL offers new, superior interactive charts with the ability to perform in-depth chart analysis with technical indicator overlays.  Those in the SmarTrend community will also have the ability to see which stocks are most watched/traded as well as the comments on news stories giving users access to new trading ideas, technical analytics, and tips.

The expanded News section has many upgrades with the added benefit of video market news on SmarTrend TV (http://www.youtube.com/user/TradeTheTrend).  Other new benefits for investors include market summaries with real-time streaming data and charts, company snapshots, and summaries of trend changes and stocks to watch since the last log-in.

SmarTrend Version OWL:  New Benefits Overview

  • Summary of user stocks under watch, including number with trend changes since last login
  • Market summary showing real-time streaming index data and charts
  • Company snapshot to get current trend, percent change since trend, last price, charts and news for stocks, with ability to add to Watchlist instantly
  • Company overview for more detailed company information
  • Top performing trends this week
  • Insight into which stocks other users are following
  • Links to the day's most popular news stories
  • SmarTrend Ratio™ (Uptrends to Downtrends)
  • Popularity ranking for most watched stocks
  • Add to/Remove from Watchlist functionality throughout the site
  • SmarTrend trends overlaid on price chart
  • View news by ticker, keyword
  • Links to related news and video content from stories
  • News content separated into sections to make it easier to find
  • Now watch market news on SmarTrend TV...available inside the SmarTrend application

Every business day, Comtex issues up to 100 new SmarTrend UPTREND and/or DOWNTREND alerts, delivered with related news headlines when available, on more than 5,000 North American stocks included in the Comtex SmarTrend database.  SmarTrend dynamically analyzes up to three years of historical stock price data coupled with real-time current-day trading information, and sends resulting alerts indicating that a price trend change has been identified.   Hundreds of technical factors are simultaneously analyzed to result in this unique price trend change notification system.  SmarTrend is based upon proprietary automated time-price series pattern recognition technology developed over the past 25 years.  SmarTrend was introduced in March 2005 to institutional investors and is now available in various professional financial applications through Comtex's extensive distributor network.

SmarTrend is available by monthly or annual subscriptions and a free product trial is available on the website (www.mysmartrend.com).  Institutional investors can also receive SmarTrend directly from a number of professional applications or directly as an XML newsfeed from Comtex.

About Comtex

Comtex (Pink Sheets: CMTX) (www.comtex.com) provides real-time news and economically useful information via CustomWires® and Comtex SmarTrend® Alerts. Comtex also provides several proprietary SmarTrend products to investors, including a daily stock market letter (Morning Call), selected stock news (SmarTrend Spotlights), and SmarTrend Alerts (via subscription at www.mysmartrend.com).  Comtex has offices in New York City; Boston, Massachusetts; and Alexandria, Virginia.  SmarTrend TV can be seen exclusively on the Internet at www.tradethetrend.com, or on its YouTube channel, Trade The Trend. ®

SmarTrend®; CustomWire®; and Trade The Trend® are registered trademarks of

Comtex News Network, Inc.

Contact:

Amber Gordon

Ronnie Welch

Comtex

CWR Partners

agordon@comtex.com

Ronnie@cwrpartners.com

703-797-8011

508-222-4802

SOURCE Comtex News Network, Inc.



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