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StockCharts.com Acquires MurphyMorris, Inc.

    REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- StockCharts.com, Inc., the leading
provider of on-line financial analysis tools and charts, today announced it
has completed its acquisition of MurphyMorris, Inc.  Texas-based MurphyMorris
is the on-line home of leading financial analysts John J. Murphy and
Gregory L. Morris which has provided high quality market analysis to on-line
investors since 1996 via its web site, http://www.murphymorris.com .
StockCharts.com has provided high quality analysis tools to on-line investors
since 1999 via its web site, http://www.stockcharts.com .
    The acquisition accomplishes three key objectives for StockCharts.com.
First, it brings John Murphy's extensive knowledge of the financial markets
into the company as its new Chief Technical Analyst.  Second, the addition of
Greg Morris' business and marketing skills will help drive the adoption of
StockCharts' award-winning SharpCharts products by other businesses.  Third,
it adds a growing subscription-based revenue stream in the form of
John Murphy's Market Message Service.
    According to Chip Anderson, Founder and President of StockCharts.com, "The
addition of John Murphy's experience and wisdom to our company is a tremendous
boost for our subscribers.  John's ability to communicate the market's
technical messages is unparalleled."  John Murphy, President of MurphyMorris,
said, "This is one of those rare, almost perfect, alignments.  We've worked
with StockCharts for some time now and the synergies between the two companies
are obvious.  Together we can significantly increase our ability to provide
on-line investors with solid market advice."  Greg Morris added, "This merger
will give MurphyMorris subscribers access to the best on-line analysis tools
available and allows them to put John's advice to use in their own analysis."
    To celebrate the merger, existing StockCharts.com members were given free
access to the MurphyMorris.com web site and existing MurphyMorris.com members
were given free access to the StockCharts.com web site.  "We believe that this
merger will be of tremendous value to our members over the long run, but we
also wanted them to see an immediate benefit," said Anderson.
    StockCharts.com, Inc. provides on-line users with high quality financial
charts of North American stocks, indices, and mutual funds.  Its web site
( http://www.stockcharts.com ) includes several award-winning charting tools
as well as market commentary along with extensive educational material on
charting and technical analysis.  Privately held, StockCharts.com was founded
in Redmond, Washington in 1999 by Chip Anderson, a ten-year veteran of
Microsoft (MSFT).
    John J. Murphy, CNBC-TV's technical analyst for many years, has been a
professional analyst for over 30 years and is author of several best-selling
books. John's 1991 book, Intermarket Technical Analysis (John Wiley & Sons,
1991) is credited with creating a new branch of market analysis emphasizing
market linkages.  John frequently appears on CNBC, CNN's MoneyLine, Nightly
Business Report, and CNNfn; he is often quoted in Barrons, Investor's Business
Daily, and other prominent financial periodicals. John is also a frequent
speaker at financial conferences around the world, and was given this year's
Market Technicians Association Annual Award.
    Gregory L. Morris founded MurphyMorris, Inc. in August 1996 with
John Murphy.  In addition to numerous investment-related articles and a long
history in the technical analysis software field, he has authored a
best-selling book on Japanese candlestick analysis, Candlestick Charting
Explained (McGraw-Hill, 1992).