ValueForum.com Launches Coffee Shop, Powered by Ticker Technologies Inc.
NEW YORK, August 10, 2004 - BNK Invest, Inc. (BNK), a premier provider of targeted online investment communities, announces the launch of its Coffee Shop as part of an ongoing community-building effort (at http://www.valueforum.com/). The off-topic Coffee Shop is intended to bring together members of the BankInvestor.com, BDCInvestor.com and ValueForum.com communities - a combined group of over 1,000 value-oriented investors - providing an area to discuss common interests beyond investments.
Adam Menzel, the company's COO stated, "The new Coffee Shop will add value to our growing community, helping to build relationships across the membership base. It will enhance the ability of our members to share ideas and information, and creates new possibilities for discussion and collaboration."
"Additionally," Menzel added, "the introduction of the Coffee Shop helps to keep the focus of the main forums on-topic, providing a separate area where members can discuss things like current events and the upcoming November elections, without disrupting the flow of investment discussions in the main forums."
BNK also announces the growth of the ValueForum stock ratings database, which has surpassed 500 equities rated by site members. Some actively rated stocks include NovaStar Financial (NYSE: NFI) currently with 112 member ratings, Friedman Billings Ramsey (NYSE: FBR) with 41 member ratings, and Frontline Ltd Ord (NYSE: FRO) with 41 member ratings. Actively rated sectors include Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) including Mortgage REITS, Business Development Companies (BDCs), and Canadian Royalty Trusts (Canroys).
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