Option Picks Average Short-Term Gain of Eighty-Eight Percent; Recent Rumors Up Seventeen Percent

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AUSTIN, Texas, April 26, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The following is an investment opinion issued by

Selections featured in recent Option Picks postings registered an average short-term gain of 88 percent. In the four months ending April 23rd, the equities research firm addressed the upward price potential of 332 publicly traded stock options. The average selection was up 88 percent in nine days. The postings included two hundred seventeen 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 Yahoo! (Nasdaq:YHOO) May $47.50 calls, up 244% in seventeen days; Staar Surgical (Nasdaq:STAA) May $10 calls, up 71% in two days; and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) June $85 calls, up 54% in two days."

In addition to daily option picks, the service offers a continuously updated Active Traders page, daily stock picks, market alerts by E-mail, real-time quotes, interactive charting and a Rumor Mill. "Each week, our subscribers send us rumors they had heard regarding the potential for good news from a variety of different firms. Our staff investigates the most likely of these and posts the best quality stories on our website," said Nia. "Over the four months ending last Friday, we published forty such rumors. The average stock rose seventeen percent in seventeen days. Among the solid gainers was OSI Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:OSIP), up 127% in twenty-three days." Free two-week on-line trial subscriptions to the service are available at The company may be reached at 800/946-7143., 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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