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Press Release: 08/04/1999


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Wall Street Access to Underwrite Subscriptions to for Investment ProfessionalsAgreement Provides Content to Hedge Fund Managers and Other Buy-Side Investment Professionals Courtesy of Wall Street Access

New York, August 4, 1999 -

TheStreet Recommends Professional Markets Group and Wall Street Access, a New York Stock Exchange member firm, announced today that Wall Street Access will begin underwriting full premium access to

, a leading online financial news publication, for new clients, including hedge fund managers and other investment professionals. The agreement with Wall Street Access represents Professional Markets Group's first third-party distribution contract to reach hedge-fund managers.

As part of a subscription marketing agreement that began last year, Wall Street Access has been purchasing subscriptions to

in order to distribute the publication's timely and insightful news and commentary to its brokerage clients. Wall Street Access now will underwrite subscriptions to

for investment professionals who trade through the firm. Both companies have identified the buy side as a promising growth market.

"Our rapidly growing client base is proof of the strong position we have carved out in executing equity and options trades for this group of demanding professionals," said Eric Alexander, Managing Director of Wall Street Access. "Providing our money manager clients with full access to

's aggressive financial news coverage gives them the knowledge they need to make better-informed investment decisions, which they can execute through Wall Street Access."


has earned a reputation for providing original financial news and commentary that is valuable to both professionals and individual investors," said Kevin W. English, Chairman and CEO of Inc. "Expanding our relationship with Wall Street Access by providing more of their clients with our product helps us to grow's Professional Markets Group and increases our visibility on the buy side."

Wall Street Access is a leader in providing high-quality service and personalized attention to the growing market of individual traders and professional money managers. Founded in 1981, Wall Street Access is a member of the NYSE, NASD and SIPC. Approximately 30% of Wall Street Access' customer base places trades electronically. Wall Street Access clears trades through Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown. The WSA Web site is located at Professional Markets Group is a division of, Inc. (

TSCM:Nasdaq), a leading Web-based provider of original, timely, comprehensive, and trustworthy financial news and commentary.

( was founded in 1996 and is based in New York City, with bureaus in San Francisco and London.

's editorial team, with over 65 experienced financial journalists and two dozen outside contributors, publishes approximately 40 original news stories and commentaries every business day. Professional Markets Group establishes multi-seat distribution of's financial news and information products for financial services firms. Current clients include PaineWebber, Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown and Fidelity.

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