VantagePoint Wins 1st Place in the STAR Awards

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VantagePoint Wins 1st Place in the STAR Awards

Wesley Chapel, FL, February 6, 2012 –, the financial social-networking site for active traders and investors, and magazine, the official advocate for personal investing, announced the winners of the 2011 uperior rading nd esource (STAR) Awards, an awards program that honors companies and individuals in the financial industry for outstanding vendor and author achievement.

The TraderPlanet program, now in its third year, is composed of individual reviews of products and services that provide exemplary performance and value for traders. Vendors compete in their respective categories, which range from books to trading courses to advanced trading software.

The TraderPlanet membership and community visitors registered votes in this year’s consideration of the finalists and chose the winners during a voting process that began Nov. 1, 2011 and concluded Jan. 31, 2012. Market Technologies’ VantagePoint Intermarket Analysis Software took first place in the Trading Software category for the third year in a row.

Based on an evaluation of VantagePoint, the TraderPlanet Editorial Staff said, “The “80% plus” accuracy comes from numerous independent tests since 1991.  For this review, however, an independent PhD and trader was commissioned to perform tests on VantagePoint’s accuracy.  He chose at random a forex pair, a futures market, and an individual US Stock and then analyzed three years of actual market data from November 2008 to November 2011.  The average of the results below is 79.7%, quite astonishing for the market volatility of the last three years, and it suggests strongly that the 80% plus accuracy rate itself is accurate.”

“The companies being recognized this year are among an elite group of vendors who have created high quality products that encourage traders to prosper despite volatile market condition,” said Lane J. Mendelsohn, founder and president of “We congratulate Market Technologies on their continued innovation.”

Further details and information about the 2011 TraderPlanet STAR Awards may be obtained at .


About Market Technologies () Founded by Louis B. Mendelsohn in 1979, Market Technologies is an Inc. 500 company headquartered in the Tampa Bay area.  It is the recognized global leader in market trend forecasting with customers in 114 countries worldwide.  Market Technologies develops proprietary trend forecasting and market timing technologies that utilize artificial intelligence and intermarket and hurricaneomic analysis to forecast commodity and financial markets throughout the world.  These include, but are not limited to, stocks, stock indices, ETFs, energies, interest rates, currencies, metals, grains, meats, softs, and Forex, all covering more than 2600 world markets.