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Barchart.com Introduces Free Real-Time Prices on U.S. Stocks and a New Economy Section

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CHICAGO, IL – May 22, 2012 – Barchart.com, Inc., a leading provider of market data and information, today announced the introduction of free real-time US stock market data and a new economy section available through Barchart’s financial website (www.barchart.com). The real-time US stock market data is sourced from the BATS BZX Exchange, the third largest US securities exchange, and provides Barchart.com users with access to the latest US stock market prices at no cost.  Barchart also introduced a new economy section with data, charts and news on macroeconomic indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and unemployment, as well as key interest rates like treasuries, swaps, Libor and mortgages. 

“We continue to add new features to Barchart.com that provide actionable information for anyone that follows the markets, even casually, like free real-time US equity data and an economy-focused section which you do not come across on most free financial websites,” said Eero Pikat, President of Barchart.  “Our traffic continues to grow as we add deeper coverage to the multiple market centers and asset classes we cover which span securities, derivatives and spot markets like forex and fixed income,” added Pikat.

To receive free real-time US equity market data users are required to complete a basic registration or they can login instantly with a Facebook account.  The real-time prices are displayed at the top of Barchart.com quote pages and dynamically update as prices change.  Users of the economy section will find comprehensive coverage of interest rate data over multiple time frames as well as comparative changes in rates over time, and yield curve charts.  Users can also access important macroeconomic data, both current and historical, for economic analysis.  In addition, a complete section on the housing market has been added which provides national average mortgage rates as well as comparisons between states that are based on housing growth rates.

For more information, please visit http://www.barchart.com/education/tips/tips.php

Contact:
Mark Haraburda
Managing Director
Barchart.com, Inc.
(312) 506-8705
haraburda@barchart.com

About Barchart

With a heritage dating back to 1934, Barchart.com, Inc. has substantial experience in meeting the information needs of the financial, media, agriculture and energy industries. As a full-service provider of equity, index, mutual fund, futures and foreign exchange market data, Barchart provides a wide range of market data products and solutions for customers ranging from institutional to retail. As an established leader in an industry that demands accuracy and innovation, Barchart’s goal is to form partnerships that deliver comprehensive solutions for success. For more information, please visit www.barchartinc.com.