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How to Cash in on the Apple Haters

Apple’s secret service must have been nearby (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There’s a thousand different ways to make money in the markets and one way is just to buy and hold for the long term and just hold on through all the ups and downs. A lot of Apple fans do just that but what if you could increase  your returns by making money on all the Apple haters out there. Right now the stock seems to be meandering a bit and some investors are about ready to move on to something else.

If you are an Apple bull or a buy and hold forever type, consider selling OTM naked puts on Apple stock to increase overall yield – and make money from Apple bears in the process. Apple’s soft quarter and declining product sales, should be an Apple put seller’s dream come true. With the WWDC behind us, Apple stock has remained sideways. Some commentary suggest that many analysts and observers simply weren’t wowed enough to warrant a spike in Apple’s valuation.

There’s a difference between being bearish on a stock and going out and shorting the stock. One either chooses to not add to his position or puts money in other vehicles to generate alpha, while the latter believes the stock will go down so much that he can generate the most alpha by betting against it. Apple Bears are not terribly skeptical or cynical of Apple’s current business model and potential growth, but they do see it slowing down and have calculated that the recent spike in Apple’s stock will subside and fall from its current 52-week highs.

 It’s important to note that when Pacific Crest downgraded the stock this week, Andy Hargreaves only estimated that it would drop $10, or less than 10% from Apple’s current price. Similarly, while not an outright Apple Bear, I do see the price stagnating or declining from its current levels if no major acquisitions or shifts away from the dependency on the iPhone occur.

Key points are:

  • Decline in iPhone sales and no longer #1 in smartphone market share.
  • Decline in iPad sales and global decline in tablet demand.
  • Apple Watch has yet to definitively prove to be the next flagship product.
  • While Services growth is impressive, will it grow enough to offset declining sales in Apple’s main business – selling iPhones.

Learn more about cashing in with Apple

Easy Mortgage Comparison Shopping From Zillow

Easy Mortgage Comparison Shopping From Zillow

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Zillow iPhone App now provides home shoppers with tools to research, shop for and compare mortgages

Zillow® (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced the expansion of the Zillow iPhone® App, the most popular real estate app on the platform, by adding the rich experience of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. Financing is an integral part of the home-buying process and whether home shoppers are at the beginning, middle or end of the process, mortgage information is essential. This integration gives Zillow iPhone App users easy access to research, shop for and compare mortgages, without ever leaving the app they use to search for homes.

“At Zillow, a significant part of our usage now comes from mobile – home shoppers are viewing more than 2.5 million homes on Zillow every day from a mobile device, which equates to 28 homes every second,” said Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. “Real estate is inherently mobile, and our goal is to provide people with information about homes – and home financing – whenever and wherever they need it.”

Home shoppers use the Zillow iPhone App to search for and find homes, and connect with local real estate agents. With the integration of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, home shoppers now have instant access to important financial information and tools whenever they need it during the home-shopping process – whether they are standing in the living room of their dream home for sale, or getting ready to make an offer.

In addition to integration with the core Zillow iPhone App, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace also operates a standalone app. The Zillow Mortgage Marketplace App includes the following, which now are also available within the Zillow iPhone App:

  • The Payment Calculator helps consumers estimate what their monthly payment will look like for a particular home that interests them.
  • The Affordability Calculator helps shoppers narrow their home search to those within a specific price range.
  • The mortgage shopping experience enables users to request and receive personalized loan quotes, read lender reviews, and connect with a lender to start the pre-approval process with one tap of their finger.

Other updates to the Zillow iPhone App include faster map performance, and ease-of-use improvements in saving searches, filtering, and managing saved searches. The new Zillow iPhone App home screen makes it easier to access favorites, saved searches and mortgage calculators.

The Zillow iPhone App and Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Apps are available for download in the App Store under the Lifestyle and Finance categories, respectively.

Zillow operates the most popular platform of mobile real estate applications across iPhone, iPad®, Android™, Blackberry® and Windows® Phone 7.

About Zillow, Inc.

Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) is the leading real estate information marketplace, providing vital information about homes, real estate listings and mortgages through its website and mobile applications, enabling homeowners, buyers, sellers and renters to connect with real estate and mortgage professionals best suited to meet their needs. More than 24 million unique users visited Zillow’s websites and mobile applications in September 2011. Zillow, Inc. operates Zillow.com®, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Mobile and Postlets®. The company is headquartered in Seattle.

Zillow, Zillow.com and Postlets are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc.
iPhone and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
Blackberry is a registered trademark of Research in Motion Limited.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

CONTACT: Cynthia Nowak of Zillow, +1-206-757-2701, press@zillow.com

Web Site: http://www.zillow.com

FirstMerit Corporation (NASDAQ: FMER) Rolls Out New App for Banking

FirstMerit Corporation (NASDAQ: FMER) Rolls Out New App for Banking-Image via Wikipedia

Safe, secure banking available whenever, wherever through customers’ mobile devices

FirstMerit Corporation (Nasdaq: FMER) today announced the launch of its downloadable mobile banking apps and Short Message Service (SMS) text banking features. Customers with consumer accounts now can use their mobile devices to monitor and manage their money anytime and anywhere they want. The free downloadable mobile application is available for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® Touch, Android™ and BlackBerry®.

“More consumers every day are accessing their financial accounts via their mobile device and FirstMerit is excited to offer its customers secure, easy-to-use ways to manage their money wherever they are,” said Julie Tutkovics, senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

With the FirstMerit mobile app and SMS texting, customers can view account balances and history and find FirstMerit branches and ATMs. The mobile app also allows users to transfer funds between FirstMerit accounts. Beginning in September, users will be able to take advantage of Bill Payment capabilities. For more information, visit www.firstmerit.com/mobile.

This fall, FirstMerit plans to launch a second phase of mobile banking that will include account information alerts and a condensed version of its online banking web site optimized for mobile phones.

About FirstMerit

FirstMerit Corporation is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with assets of $14.3 billion as of June 30, 2011 and 207 banking offices and 213 ATM locations in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and the Chicago area. FirstMerit Corporation provides a complete range of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through its core operations. FirstMerit ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the North Central Region in a Tie” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Retail Banking Satisfaction Study(SM). Principal wholly-owned subsidiaries include: FirstMerit Bank, N.A., FirstMerit Mortgage Corporation, FirstMerit Title Agency, Ltd., and FirstMerit Community Development Corporation.

FirstMerit Corporation
Media Contact: Rob Townsend
Phone: 330.384.7075
E-mail: robert.townsend@firstmerit.com

http://www.firstmerit.com

iPhone App Released for Tracking Mileage and Time

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– iPhone App Enables Twinfield Users to Automatically Record Time and Mileage

Online accounting services provider Twinfield has launched a new iPhone application that will enable users to automatically record time and mileage. The application, which is free to download from the iPhone app store, will improve the speed with which invoices can be sent by also automatically filing these expenses claims.

“As a consultant, I spend a lot of time on the road,” explains Twinfield user, Ralf de Graaf, owner of Collate Consultancy. “The Twinfield application will turn my time-recording and the submission of my expenses claims into something that I can quickly and easily do in-between appointments. This will make invoicing so much simpler; at literally the touch of a single button, everything is taken care of.”

The application utilises a number of iPhone functions. The in-built GPS system keeps track of the route and mileage, while time and expenses can easily be assigned to the relevant project or client.

Accountancy firm Wansink & Partner, which has also implemented the new application, said, “The Twinfield application is a great tool for the ambitious and forward-thinking entrepreneur. It is also very quick and safe to use, features that are of critical importance.”

The Twinfield iPhone app is suitable for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.

About Twinfield

Twinfield UK is a subsidiary of Twinfield International N.V., the European market leader in the area of online accounting and part of the Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting division, the global leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. Today, more than 80,000 financial accounts are being compiled using Twinfield in 22 countries. Online accounting via Twinfield means flexible accounting, with a range of subscriptions to suit both small and large organisations. Twinfield also ensures efficient, secure, real-time data exchange between clients and administration or accountancy firms. Because Twinfield works as a web application, users can access and exchange financial reports online anywhere and anytime via a secure internet connection. For more information about the company and its services go to: http://www.twinfield.co.uk

Kirsty Cornell/Kieran Kent
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t. +44(0)1932-57-88-00

 

Mortgage Lender Launches Mobile Mortgage App

Mortgage Lender Launches Mobile Mortgage App

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– Nation’s largest online lender takes mortgage process mobile to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad platforms –

Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s largest online home lender, today became the first mortgage provider to offer a mobile app that enables clients to apply for a home loan from the palm of their hand with the launch of “MyQL Mobile.” The app, available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, guides clients from their initial application to the closing table, all part of the company’s mission to provide a home loan experience that is “Engineered to Amaze.”

MyQL Mobile by Quicken Loans simplifies the complicated mortgage process by providing real-time home loan status updates, immediate access to a home loan expert with the touch of a button, and an interactive list of all loan documents needed to begin the home loan process. Clients can conveniently submit these loan documents by taking a picture of them with their iPhone 4.

Whether clients need a mortgage to purchase their dream home or are looking to refinance and lock-in lower monthly payments, MyQL Mobile provides an easier path to closing a home loan.

“At a time when consumers expect to have instant access and visibility to all of their purchasing decisions, it only makes sense that we offer our clients a new window into one of the most important purchasing decisions they will make to reach their financial goals,” said Bill Emerson, Quicken Loans CEO.

“MyQL Mobile is a milestone in our history,” continued Emerson. “We became the first mortgage provider to offer home loans in all 50 states from centralized online web centers, as well as the first to adopt e-signature technology. Now, with our new mortgage app, we become the first to offer the easiest and most efficient mortgage process ever available to consumers.”

MyQL Mobile by Quicken Loans combines a simple, easy to understand user interface with the efficiency of providing clients with an amazing mobile experience for the processing of their home loan.

Please visit MyQL Mobile to view a video demonstration of MyQL Mobile by Quicken Loans.

MyQL Mobile can be downloaded for free by visiting Quicken Loans. Quicken Loans clients will need a MyQL login to access the app’s features.

About Quicken Loans Inc:

Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and among the five largest overall retail home lenders in the United States. The company closed a record $29 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2010, and recently closed its 1 millionth loan. Quicken Loans employs approximately 3,700 team members and generates loan production from five web centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Michigan as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates for 2010. “QuickenLoans.com” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. The company also has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” eight consecutive years, ranking as high as #2, and named in the Top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for seven years in a row. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ ‘Top Workplaces of 2010’ List. The company last August moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its 3,700 full-time team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit www.quickenloans.com.

About Rock Holdings Inc:

Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company for several financial services related businesses and employs more than 4,000 team members. These client-focused and technologically-driven companies include Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and One Reverse Mortgage unit, the fastest growing reverse mortgage lender in America; Title Source, a nationwide leader of title insurance and settlement services; Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), a mortgage origination platform servicing community banks and credit unions across the country; In-House Realty, the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans that matches clients with trusted real estate agents in all 50 states; and, Quizzle.com, the online innovator and website where consumers manage their home, money and credit. Rock Holdings, Inc. also recently moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit.

Loan Modifications Get Streamlined With New App

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Falcon Credit Management has developed the first HAMP, MHA, iPhone, iPad, iPod Loan Modification Application that has been accepted into the iTunes store.

In an effort to provide value and convenience to homeowners going through the Loan Modification process and while adding to its list of industry firsts, Falcon Credit Management has developed the first HAMP, MHA, iPhone, iPad, iPod Loan Modification Application accepted into the iTunes store. This loan modification app complements Falcon Credit Management’s Loan Modification service and industry-leading do-it-yourself software FalconDox. Free of charge, homeowners are armed with clear and concise questions and answers, saving most individuals the confusion, stress and possible denial associated with the typical phone calls to a bank representative. Get Modified is a free App from Falcon Credit Management that provides a homeowner all of the eligibility requirements, at one time, that a lender needs to evaluate a loan modification or foreclosure mediation while providing the post-modification target payment.

The loan modification app features six informational videos, eligibility questions, answers, and a life coaching questionnaire designed to evaluate common emotional symptoms of financial hardship. Falcon Credit Management also offers an extensive library of more than 80 bilingual videos that are designed to provide answers on all areas of credit and Debt Management free of charge.

Most banks’ customer service reps do little for loan modification assistance, and unfortunately, many times, are actually a liability in understanding what is needed for acceptance into the HAMP or MHA government programs. “It’s unfortunately very common,” said Damian Falcone CSP of Falcon Credit Management. “Clients come in to our office needing help modifying their mortgages, but have already been confused and deceived into providing inaccurate information that ejects them from the programs. With that in mind we have developed a free iPhone App that will allow homeowners to see the exact eligibility questions and answers for achieving a loan modification – along with their future modification payment.”

http://www.falconcreditmanagement.com

Forex Traders Get New Free App

Forex Traders Get New Free App

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GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a global provider of online trading services specializing in foreign exchange (forex or FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs), today announced the global launch of its new app for Android mobile devices, FOREXTrader for Android.

The new application, now available as a free English-language download in the Android Marketplace, offers Android users secure access to their FOREX.com accounts with full trading capabilities, up to the minute news, charts, research and account information.

“Android users were previously able to access their FOREX.com accounts through our mobile website but, with the rapid growth of Android-powered smartphones, we wanted to give our customers a more feature-rich experience designed specifically for the Android OS,” said Samantha Roady, chief marketing officer for GAIN Capital.  “With the addition of FOREXTrader for Android, we now have trading solutions for the two fastest growing mobile operating systems in the world.”

FOREX.com launched FOREXTrader for iPhone and FOREX.com Mobile in 2010.

FOREXTrader for Android includes:

  • Quotes on 59 currency pairs, including spot gold and silver, as well as a dozen contracts for difference (CFDs) on commodities and major equity indices*;
  • A variety of order types, including market, limit, stop, One Cancels Others (OCO), If Then, If Then / OCO and Trailing Stop;
  • Live newsfeed from Dow Jones;
  • FOREX.com’s proprietary FOREXInsider, providing streaming market commentary and analysis during market hours;
  • Candlestick and line charts available for 1m, 5m, 10m, 15m, 30m, 1h, 2h & 4h, daily, weekly, and monthly time intervals; and
  • Account balances, P&L and more.

To download the free application, Android users may visit the Android Marketplace directly from their devices and search for “FOREXTrader.” Prospective customers can access all the features of the Android app by registering for a free 30-day practice account in-app.

* Foreign exchange and other leveraged trading involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors.  Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are not available to US residents.

About GAIN Capital

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) is a global provider of online trading services. GAIN’s innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange (forex or FX), contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products, to a diverse client base of retail and institutional investors.

A pioneer in online forex trading, GAIN Capital operates FOREX.com®, one of the largest and best-known brands in the retail forex industry. GAIN’s other businesses include GAIN GTX, a fully independent FX ECN for hedge funds and institutions, and GAIN Securities, Inc. (member FINRA/SIPC) a licensed U.S. broker-dealer.

GAIN Capital and its affiliates have offices in New York City; Bedminster, New Jersey; London; Sydney; Hong Kong; Tokyo; Singapore; and Seoul.

For company information, visit www.gaincapital.com .

All trade names are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: In UK & Europe: Sorrel Beynon, +44 (0)20 3047 2368, or Laura Crooks, +44 (0) 20 3047 2366, Edelman, gain@edelman.com; or In North America: Christa Conte, +1-212-808-4902, or Savannah Tikotsky, +1-212-808-4903, Feintuch Communications, gain@feintuchpr.com

Web Site: http://www.gaincapital.com

Apple iPad®

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Ledet Graphics Training, world-class provider of Adobe® and Apple® Authorized graphics training programs, announced today it will deploy the latest generation of the Apple iPad® at every student workstation throughout all six of its training facilities across the country. The company, which offers hands-on, instructor-led courses in the latest graphics and interactive design software, is also adapting its training offerings to incorporate the revolutionary device into the curricula to maximize the platform’s intuitive learning and retention advantages.

 

“From a training standpoint, it’s very simple: if you’re here to learn how to create media for the iPad, it’s imperative that you actually interact with it as a user in order to best understand the end-user experience,” explained Sterling Ledet, founder of Ledet Graphics Training. “In addition to allowing students to fully appreciate the end-user experience, putting an iPad at each student workstation makes the course material itself more engaging and effective. Navigating and working with the material is much more dynamic and fun, which helps with retention.”

 

The iPad also makes accessing, using and interacting with the course materials more efficient. Students can take notes on the device to save time and paper and even share notes and materials with classmates to enhance the collaborative learning environment.

 

Sally Cox, instructor and co-chair for the San Jose Adobe User Group, said the iPad is showing up in educational environments more every day and industry training providers must adapt their programming for the technology. “I’ve noticed students bringing the iPad to class; if they appreciate how the technology enhances their own learning experience, then we as educators need to keep pace,” she said. “I’m absolutely amazed that no one else is using the iPad as part of their core instructor-led training environment yet. It’s one thing to show people a new technology in a classroom environment, but it takes on a whole new dimension when they get to work with it hands-on.”

 

“I absolutely plan on changing how I instruct based on these new capabilities,” Cox added. “Anything that engages the students and gets them working with the teacher, rather than just statically observing content, is an awesome advantage.”

 

The iPad is constantly evolving with new applications to enhance student learning and retention. For example, LiveView is a free application for designers that lets developers see what they’re editing live on the device; designers can see the finished product as they work. “You no longer have to rely on a mock-up at a different scale. Now you can see the finished product as it comes together,” said Ledet. “Also, the interactive white board application lets instructors and students share the space and collaborate creating a social learning environment within the classroom.”

 

To support its iPad deployment, Ledet recently partnered with Avatron Software, makers of the Air Display app, which enables iPad users to wirelessly extend their desktop across to the iPad and use the device as a second monitor. “This direct experience of working with iPad as a second monitor opens up a whole new world for students. It’s this kind of offering that makes me take a second look at a training company,” declared Cox.

 

Ledet says he sees the iPad as the perfect fit for the “cool” learning environment students find at Ledet training facilities.  “It’s our primary mission to stay current and offer the latest graphics applications and media technologies that enable students to learn more effectively, enjoy themselves  and retain more. The addition of the iPad makes learning so much more exciting.”

 

The new iPads are now being fully deployed at all Ledet training facilities. To find a location nearby, visit http://www.ledet.com/locations.

 

About Ledet Graphics Training

With headquarters in Atlanta, GA, Ledet Graphics Training operates six training facilities nationwide, including locations in Atlanta, Chicago, San Diego, Denver, Washington, D.C. and New Orleans. The organization offers instructor-led training in other cities through a network of demand-driven locations. Custom, personalized training is also available at the client’s location. Live, online instructor-led training is offered in virtual classrooms.  Through real-world expertise and hands-on instruction, Ledet students learn the tips and tricks that enhance creativity and build productivity with the latest graphics, design and media applications. For more information, visit http://www.ledet.com/.

 

 

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Quote startWe are pleased to partner with the King of Prussia Mall and helping to bring to market a consumer friendly iPhone mobile application that engages the shopper and encourages them to spend more time at the Mall.Quote end

Lorél Marketing Group (Lorél), a full-service marketing agency, today announced that it has partnered with the King of Prussia Mall, bringing to market a King of Prussia Mall branded mobile application. The King of Prussia Mall mobile application is designed to enrich the consumer’s shopping mall experience by bringing everything the mall has to offer within a single mobile application that is fun and easy to use.

The King of Prussia Mall iPhone application provides consumers with shopping essentials such as an interactive mall map, suggested parking location, a store locator, and current deal finder. The iPhone mobile application, which is available from the Apple App store, makes shopping at the King of Prussia Mall more fun and convenient. The King of Prussia Mall iPhone application has been designed to be simple and intuitive for every shopper to use.

“Providing such a technologically innovative tool to help our customers find shopping more convenient, more accessible for them is the primary purpose behind this. And we feel like convenience is even more important these days,” says Kathy Smith, King of Prussia Mall.

“We are pleased to partner with the King of Prussia Mall and helping to bring to market a consumer friendly iPhone mobile application that engages the shopper and encourages them to spend more time at the Mall,” says Carl Rudnick, President Lorél Marketing Group.

The King of Prussia Mall iPhone application has been tightly integrated with the King of Prussia Mall website. This allows all stores and mall information within the app to be dynamically updated; while supporting the King of Prussia Mall’s uniquely branded, shopping experience.

The King of Prussia Mall mobile application offers a number of engaging, interactive shopping features; each providing the user with a more comprehensive, efficient, and entertaining shopping experience.

Floor Maps
Allows the user to navigate the mall map WITHOUT the need for GPS or WIFI. Once the shopper downloads the application, they can get interactive navigation without the service restrictions of an internet signal.

Parking
The Parking features enable the shoppers to save their parking location and then retrieve the information at a later stage. The user’s GPS parking location is saved within the application, which can later be retrieved at the end of his/her shopping trip.

Store Details
An expansive list of details of all the stores in the mall is available within the application. The details include available items in the store, a caller feature, deals and events within the respective store, the closest parking lot relative to the store, the position of the store within the mall, etc. The shopper can also search for a particular store, a particular category of stores, as well as sort the stores based on the names, etc.

Events at the Mall
Retrieving details of events that are scheduled at the mall and within different stores are accessible in the application. The data is automatically updated from the server to ensure the information is always current. The stores where the events are scheduled are plotted on the map and the shopper can get all the details pertaining to the events from within the application.

Additional features
Other available features include a restaurant finder and caller, directions to the mall, weather conditions, mall email and newsletter sign up option, as well as various social sharing capabilities.

To learn more about the King of Prussia Mall mobile application, visit http://www.lorel.com/KingofPrussiaMallApp/ contact Sebastian Pistritto at 610-337-2343 or email spistritto(at)lorel(dot)com.

King of Prussia Mall is the largest shopping mall on the east coast of the United States, and is equipped with over 400 stores, and over 20 restaurants. With an array of stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, and Nordstrom, King of Prussia Mall stands as being the nation’s leading luxury retail mall.

Lorél Marketing Group is a full-service, multi-channel marketing agency in its twenty-fifth year of accelerating the measurable success of leading lifestyle and healthcare brands. We specialize in insight mining, strategy development, branded creative and measurable marketing promotions that embrace integrated online and offline tactics. Lorél has been directly involved in mapping and motivating consumers’ brand affinity and purchase activity across every marketing channel. By leveraging strategic, passionate problem solving, Lorél employs earnest collaboration. Over 70 people strong and privately held, Lorél provides the critical mass warranted to think, solve, and execute quickly across every discipline. Visit http://www.lorel.com.

Lorél Marketing Group 590 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Financial Advisors and Investors Receive New iPhone App

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ETF Database is pleased to announce an update for the ETF Database app for iPhone and iPod touch. The new and improved free app was designed for financial advisors and individual investors interested in actionable ideas, ETF analysis and commentary, and news on the latest additions to the ETF universe. Built on a proprietary classification system, the ETF Database app also features enhanced screening capabilities to help investors find the products to meet their portfolio objectives.

As investors have embraced the lower costs, tax efficiency, and transparency of ETFs, the industry has grown tremendously over the last several years. While that means more ETF options for investors, the surge in number of products has also made navigating the universe of ETFs a challenge. The ETF Database app includes information on more than 1,100 ETFs and ETNs available to U.S. investors, including descriptive information that allows users to filter products by sector, region, bond sector, commodity type, and issuer. Basic information on each ETF, including expense ratio, is included in the app, along with a link to complete performance and holdings data.

The new app also includes access to all articles published on ETFdb.com, one of the most widely-followed and highly-respected sources of objective information and analysis of exchange-traded funds. ETF Database content includes actionable investment ideas, head-to-head fund comparisons, educational content, and news on new fund launches.

“We are excited to launch an app that makes it easier for financial advisors and individual investors to navigate through the rapidly expanding universe of ETFs and find the funds that correspond to their investment objectives,” said Michael Johnston, managing director at ETF Database. “In addition, the new app will give users mobile access to industry news, actionable investment ideas, and educational materials from one of the most recognized authorities in the ETF world.”

The app is available for download at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/etfdb/id412444001?mt=8
Press Kit: http://etfdb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Press-Kit.zip
Website: http://etfdb.com/ios/
Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCIiSe28FN8&feature=player_embedded

About ETF Database
ETF Database is a web-based resource for financial advisors and investors interested in exchange-traded funds. The company provides actionable investment ideas, industry news, and educational material related to ETFs, and also maintains a line of free analytical tools to help investors navigate the rapidly-growing world of ETFs.

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