Feb 21, 2006

Comtex News Network, Inc., a provider of electronic real-time news, content and market alerts, has announced the launch of CSTA Direct, a Web application through which all investors have direct access to Comtex SmarTrend Alerts and related news stories via monthly subscription.

CSTA is an automated pattern recognition system that generates real-time UPTREND and DOWNTREND alerts based on backward and forward-tested analytics. CSTA bundles these equity trend indicators with news on specific equities to help investors have access to real-time news stories on the companies they follow. Through CSTADirect, investors can access the product online to receive UPTRENDS and DOWNTRENDS for equities and review performance charts which reflect prior UPTREND and DOWNTREND alerts. CSTADirect is available by monthly subscription at professional and non-professional rates. Free product trials and demos are available on the site. Institutional investors can also receive CSTA directly from professional applications or directly as an XML newsfeed from Comtex.