Press Release


Colleen Sheeren

Corporate Communications

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Barchart Acquires United States Chart Company from Ken Roberts Company

CHICAGO, IL – June 8th, 2006 – Barchart, a leading provider of commodity market information, today announced the completed acquisition of United States Chart Company from world-renowned trader Ken Roberts. The new company will be integrated with the Barchart Commodity Research Bureau (CRB) business unit.

“Acquiring the United States Chart Company is a monumental step for our CRB business” said Eero Pikat, President of Barchart. “In light of our recent Commodity Price Charts acquisition, we are now in a position to be the undisputed leader in the short, mid, and long-term print charts arena – not to mention the online charting capabilities these acquisitions also bring.”

Led by Ken Roberts for more than 12 years, United States Chart Company has long been heralded as a no-nonsense provider of respected commodity market analysis products. The United States Chart Company has provided services for more than 500 thousand users around the globe since inception; the success of the company speaks for itself.

Specific properties involved in the acquisition, which are now owned by Barchart, include United States Chart Company online and printed charts, as well as specific commodity trading educational materials.

The new United States Chart Company is one more example of how Barchart continues to serve the trading community. The Barchart suite of products and publications include Futures Market Service, Commodity Trading Guide, Commodity Index Report, Commodity Yearbook, CRB long-range charts, Digital Data Feed, CRB PriceCharts, Trends in Futures,, and

About Barchart

Barchart provides comprehensive data, analysis and publications to support customer trading needs and objectives. From introductory trading newsletters to custom web content solutions to complex real-time charting applications, Barchart has the ability to service every trader from novice to expert.

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