Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.
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Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.

October 12, 2007 03:00 ET

Former MarketWatch Columnist Thom Calandra Featured on New Stockhouse

Former author of The Calandra Report provides full disclosure in online exclusive

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2007) - (OTCBB:SWEB)(TSX VENTURE:SWB). Stockgroup Information Systems Inc. is publishing an exclusive interview with former MarketWatch columnist Thom Calandra along with excerpts from his upcoming novel "Pablo by Numbers" over the next few weeks, the company announced today. Calandra's first interview with Stockhouse executive editor Darin Diehl went live on October 11, 2007. has more than 800,000 unique visits per month, and more than 80 million page views per month. In an interview with Mr. Diehl available only on Stockhouse, Calandra talks about his novel, his run in with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and the high speed, adrenaline pumping days of the small cap stock market "melt-up".

For thousands of investors who profited in years past from the meteoric rise of commodities, mining, and small- to mid-sized life science and technology companies, Thom Calandra acted as a beacon. A longtime print and wire journalist, he co-founded in 1996 which later became CBS MarketWatch. Calandra resigned in 2004 after failing to disclose in proper and legal fashion the buying and selling of stocks he recommended in his investment newsletter, The Calandra Report. Thom settled his case with the SEC one year later. CBS Marketwatch was bought in 2005 by Dow Jones & Co. for $511 million.

"When I became the subject of the inquiry that changed my life and when I got the letter in the mail, hearing from the SEC was the best thing that ever could have happened to me at that point in my professional life," says Calandra in the featured interview. "The enforcement folks in the San Francisco office, I consider them my guardian angels in a way. Even if they did kick the fiscal beans out of me."

Diehl says Calandra's cautionary tale is of interest to the Stockhouse community.

"Stockhouse is a stock market news and information site for hundreds of thousands of retail investors interested in the markets - many of whom followed Thom Calandra," says Diehl. "The interview and book excerpts will give investors a fresh perspective on Mr. Calandra, his view of the markets then and now, and lessons learned from his missteps."

You can read Thom's adventure at

About Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.

Stockgroup™ is a leading financial media company focused on user-generated content and collaborative technologies. The Stockgroup platform for web-based portfolio management and financial content is licensed to top North American brokerage firms and media companies. This platform is also extended through, a leading online financial portal owned and operated by Stockgroup. Stockhouse is home to BullBoards™ message board - Canada's largest community of active investors. Recognized for its engaged audience, provides a sought-after demographic for advertisers.

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