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9 June, 2009 by James McBride

Stock Trader Tim Sykes Early Twitterer On Premium Twitter Service

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Stock trader Timothy Sykes is apparently one of the first people to sign up for a new premium Twitter service, SuperChirp, that allows publishers to charge for their twit streams. Sykes is telling his current 3,200+ followers on Twitter to sign up for his $9.99/month “premium” SuperChirp Twitterstream quickly because in his own words “…rest assured, I ain’t doing anything for $10/month, grab this deal now because I can guarantee you, my private Twitterfeed will be more like $99-$499/month.” Sykes goes on to say that he’s not exactly sure how he will integrate SuperChirp into the rest of his product offerings but he continues by saying “…prices are going up to $50/month next week in a further effort to weed out people too poor/leveraged/unfit to trade.”

Sykes, a big presence on Covestor, is obviously not without his detractors. columnist Ryan Tate declares SuperChirp as, “a new company [that] allows you to pay for select tweets. To prove this is a terrible idea, fallen loudmouth banker Tim Sykes has jumped on board.” Tate goes on to describe the service as “… bravely going into the business of selling access to Twitterized brain farts.” And continued by saying that Sykes ended his hedge fund career in 2007 with foolish stock bets, earning the title “Trading’s Buffoon.”

While Gawker and Sykes appear to have some history together, all bombast aside, Sykes does have a fairly impressive track record at the relatively transparent Covestor. In addition, we here at have long thought that Twitter, or some similar type of service, could end up being a valuable aide to investors who want access to a variety of data sources in a real-time , lightweight and low-cost manner. Perhaps this is the beginning of that evolution.

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28 May, 2009 by James McBride

Investor’s Business Daily Strikes Syndication Deal

Investor’s Business Daily, publisher of in-depth financial news geared to personal and professional investors, recently announced a partnership with Mochila, a premium content syndication technology platform and network, to distribute IBD’s multimedia offerings to online readers who want up to the minute market information.

Using content from Investor’s Business Daily’s companion website,, Mochila and Investor’s Business Daily are creating an investment management site section featuring regularly refreshed articles, photos and video. The program will kick off with 14 charter websites and is expected to grow to 40 over the course of the year-long deal.

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Investor’s Business Daily is known for its proprietary stock screens, comparative performance ratings and has a record of identifying stock leaders as they emerge. IBD’s companion website,, offers stock tools and research for investors of every level. These include the IBD University learning center, IBD TV market videos and audio interviews, intraday reports on market action and the IBD Stock Checkup.

IBD also hosts popular investment workshops and provides Home Study programs based on their top-performing growth strategy, the CAN SLIM Investing System. The Mochila-powered multimedia channels will incorporate a mix of themes, ranging from stock trading and technology news to investor psychology.

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