Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.
TSX VENTURE : SWB
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Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.

April 03, 2006 09:00 ET

Stockgroup Introduces its New Streaming Real-Time Portfolio Manager

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(CCNMatthews - April 3, 2006) -

Unique User-Subscribed Content and Collaboration Technologies

Stockgroup Information Systems Inc. (OTCBB:SWEB)(TSX VENTURE:SWB) today announced the official roll out of its new streaming real-time portfolio management application, called StockStream™. StockStream is a one-of-its-kind streaming portfolio management application that allows users to view their favourite online content while monitoring their stocks, and collaborate with their advisors in real-time. StockStream is a subscription product on www.StockHouse.com and a licensed product for finance-related websites, particularly those of financial institutions.

StockStream empowers savvy investors with the ability to read news, research, blogs and other subscribed content alongside streaming real-time quotes and charts. It uses RSS (Really Simple Syndication) technology to incorporate content feeds. StockStream is also the only portfolio management application that displays user-generated content on all North American stocks from the StockHouse BullBoards™, Canada's largest stock message board. Breaking news, research, and the BullBoards™ provide investors with real-time insight into stock movement, helping them to react faster and make more informed trade decisions.

StockStream supports financial institution strategies to increase client retention, maximize client profitability and attract new clients. Financial institutions, particularly brokerages, can offer StockStream as an added value service to select clients. The product utilizes Stockgroup's unique collaboration technology platform to enable advisors and clients to explore investment strategies, deepening the advisor-client relationship and possibly resulting in more transactions. Clients will engage with the financial institution's brand and messages on StockStream on a daily basis. Advisors can send new research to clients in the form of RSS feeds. By encouraging clients to consolidate their investments in StockStream, financial institutions can gain valuable customer intelligence, including client assets under management at other financial institutions and portfolio activity.

"StockStream is a pivotal product for Stockgroup," said Marcus New, CEO and President of Stockgroup. "It is the only portfolio management application on the market that combines near-professional tools and analytics with an unparalleled breadth of aggregated news and information, including user-generated content from online social networks. We believe that StockStream will lead the industry with this product that uniquely supports investors in managing their investments. Our mission has always been to help investors create and manage wealth."

Stockgroup had over 500 beta users testing the product.

Investors can try StockStream free for seven days on www.StockHouse.com. For more information on providing StockStream and other financial tools and content to clients, please contact us at 1-800-650-1211.

About Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.

As an online media company, Stockgroup Information Systems provides a complete financial data source for investors, investment advisory firms, press and media organizations as well as access to specific demographics for advertisers. Stockgroup owns and operates the StockHouse media properties.

To find out more about Stockgroup (OTCBB: SWEB, TSX-V: SWB), visit our website at www.stockgroup.com.

This release contains "forward looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21B of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, goals, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward looking statements". Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward looking statements in this action may be identified through the use of words such as "expects", "will", "anticipates", "estimates", "believes", or statements indicating certain actions "may", "could", or "might" occur.

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Contact Information

  • Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.
    Bruce Nunn
    VP Marketing
    1-800-650-1211
    www.stockgroup.com