Launches Stock Contests, Powered by Ticker Technologies, Inc.

NEW YORK, December 16, 2003 - BNK Invest, Inc. (BNK), a premier provider of targeted online investment communities, announces the launch of the Stock Contests (at The prize for winning the quarterly stock contests is a $250 gift certificate. Full contest rules are available at

Adam Menzel, the company's COO stated, "We are excited about the release of Stock Contests. We are hoping that these contests will encourage existing members to participate in the Stock Ratings system, and encourage new members to join the community."'s key feature that makes it stand out from other investment community sites is the "Stock Ratings" system. Individual members of the site submit ratings on the particular stocks they closely follow and research, ranking a stock anywhere from a Strong Buy to a Strong Sell, and providing a justification of their rating. The result is a large database capturing the combined knowledge and skill of the membership base, presented in a user-friendly format that rivals traditional brokerage house analyst reports in value. Some actively rated stocks include Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMH), Anthracite Capital Inc. (NYSE: AHR) and Allied Capital Corp (NYSE: ALD).

Other key features of the site include the discussion forum, an interactive message board with unique features such as private groups, where users participate in ongoing discussions about the stocks that have been rated, economic trends, and other topics surrounding value investing. The site also boasts a group polling application, where any site member can create a multiple choice poll to gather the group consensus on any particular question.

About BNK Invest, Inc.
BNK Invest, Inc. owns online properties that focus on serving specific communities of investors. The Company's new site,, is the third online property to be launched by BNK, following in 1998 and in 2002. is a subscription-based site, with a 3-day trial "Pass" offered at $5, a 6-Month Pass at $60, and a full 12-Month Pass at $100.

CONTACT: Adam Menzel (COO), 516-759-9408 x20, or

About Ticker Technologies, Inc.
Ticker Technologies' mission is to be the premier provider of Internet software applications that integrate market-related and other content into web and Intranet sites worldwide. The Company achieves its mission by delivering turn-key outsourcing solutions that filter aggregated information and present it in innovative ways. The most successful products launched by the company have been the Ticker product line, and customizable Stock Charts. These products, and the company's newest solutions provide value-added offerings for their clients.

Ticker Technologies Inc. powers its products with a fleet of Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) PowerEdge servers running the RedHat (NASDAQ: RHAT) Linux operating system. TTI's server infrastructure is located at NTT/Verio (NYSE: NTT)'s Manhattan data center.

CONTACT: Adam Menzel (COO), 516-759-9408 x20, or

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