Recent Option Picks Register an Average Gain of Ninety-Six Percent

AUSTIN, Texas, May 9, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The following is an investment opinion issued by

Selections featured in recent,, Option Picks postings registered an average short-term gain of 96 percent. In the three months ending May 2, the equities research firm addressed the upward price potential of 253 publicly traded stock options. On average, the entire group was up 96 percent in nine days. The postings included one hundred thirty-eight calls and one hundred fifteen puts.

"In choosing our options, we concentrate on finding underlying equities with developing momentum," according to company spokesperson Faye F. Nia. "Among the recent gainers were Countrywide Financial (NYSE:CFC) May $60 calls, up 349% in fourteen days, and DaimlerChrysler (NYSE:DCX) May $32.50 calls, up 121% in nine days."

In addition to daily option picks, the service offers daily stock picks, a Rumor Mill, real-time quotes, intra-day market alerts via E-mail, pre-market/post-market prices, momentum plays and a continuously updated Active Traders page. "In our Active Traders section, we provide technically rigorous analyses of major option transactions throughout the trading day. Gains by many of the stock positions featured in that section were anticipated by high volume trading in options of the equities involved. Examples of stock plays found that way recently were Veritas Software (Nasdaq:VRTS), up 31% in twenty days, and KLA-Tencor (Nasdaq:KLAC), up 21% in eleven days." may be reached at 800/946-7143. Free two-week on-line trial subscriptions to the service are available at ., Inc. is not a registered broker dealer or a registered investment adviser. No information accessed through the, Inc. Web site, or any link contained on the, Inc. Web site, constitutes a recommendation by, Inc. to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product, or instrument discussed therein. Information accessed through linked sites neither is, nor should be construed as, an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities by, Inc., Inc. may or may not hold positions in securities being discussed in this news release and/or mentioned on the, Inc. Web site. Investors shall be fully responsible for any investment decisions they make, and such decisions will be based solely on their evaluation of their financial circumstances, investment objectives, risk tolerance and liquidity needs. Investors are encouraged to consult with their registered broker and/or investment adviser before making any investment decision.



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