New Software Discounts to Investment Clubs
August 30, 2005 -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (August 30, 2005)
The More, the Merrier: ICLUBcentral and BetterInvesting Offer Bulk Software Discounts to Investment Clubs
For a Limited Time, Clubs Can Purchase Stock Investing Tools for Less
Cambridge, Mass. – ICLUBcentral Inc., the market leader in accounting and stock analysis
tools for individual investors and investment clubs, announced a new software
discount program intended to help investment clubs more successfully evaluate
and select stocks.
In cooperation with BetterInvesting™
(formerly the National Association of Investors Corp.), the leading national
nonprofit investment education organization, ICLUBcentral will allow
BetterInvesting investment club members to purchase five or more copies of
certain ICLUBcentral stock analysis software at significantly discounted
Responding to the requests
of investment clubs across the country, ICLUBcentral and BetterInvesting will
include two popular investing software tools in this discount program: Investor’s Toolkit, ICLUBcentral’s
flagship stock analysis software and Classic
Plus, a sophisticated teaching tool that allows investors to quickly learn
and apply the tenets of fundamental company analysis and stock-picking.
Investor’s Toolkit (http://www.iclub.com/tk5/) includes BetterInvesting’s official worksheets for fundamental
financial analysis of a company, helping investors identify high-quality stocks
with the best potential for long-term returns. Version 5 of the Investor’s
Toolkit adds easy-to-use portfolio management tools to the best selling
fundamental analysis software program for long-term oriented, buy-and-hold
investors and members of investment clubs.
Classic Plus (http://www.iclub.com/classic/)
features the Stock Wizard, a patient teacher skilled at leading new investors
through BetterInvesting’s entire suite of stock-picking and portfolio
management tools. The Stock Wiz walks users through each BetterInvesting
worksheet, starting with the basics and covering all areas from entering data,
to evaluating a company’s past performance, to making reasonable projections
about a company’s future potential.
consistently use BetterInvesting’s time-tested methods of stock selection are
likely to make better investments," said Douglas Gerlach, president of
ICLUBcentral and the author of Investment Clubs for Dummies. “Investor’s Toolkit and Classic Plus are
optimal tools for putting these strategies to work.”
“Time and time again, our experience shows that
clubs that adhere to the BetterInvesting methodology will see better returns in
their portfolios and greater success in their clubs,” Gerlach added.
To make the process of
analyzing stocks even easier, both Classic Plus and Investor's Toolkit can
interact with BetterInvesting's Online Premium Services to instantly download
data for new companies and updates to companies that users are already
tracking. This optional subscription is just $25 a year and gives unlimited
access to historical data for more than 7,000 companies from Standard &
“Downloading data from OPS
in either program is a snap,” said Gerlach. –“Not to mention the thrill our
users feel when instantly accessing 10 years of high quality,
analyst-normalized historical data, 60 months of price data and 16 quarters of
recent quarterly data.”
Through Oct. 31, 2005,
BetterInvesting clubs can purchase multiple copies of either Investor's Toolkit
or Classic Plus at unbeatable discounts. The price per copy is $99 for Toolkit 5, a whopping $70
savings off the current member price of $169. For Classic Plus, the cost is $59, a
discount of $20 off the $79 BI member price. (See below for
important details of the offer.)
For more information, visit www.iclub.com/products/ or contact
BetterInvesting at 1-877-275-6242.
Because of the unprecedented
low prices in this special offer, a few rules apply. Clubs must order five or
more copies of either Investor's Toolkit or Classic Plus at one time in order
for these prices to apply. Members must pay for the software in a single
purchase. All members must be listed on the club's BetterInvesting membership
roster. There is a single $10 shipping and handling fee per order. Orders under
this program are non-refundable, so make sure all members review the system
requirements or, better still, have them download the free demo version from http://www.iclub.com before ordering to ensure
compatibility with their computers.
BetterInvesting is the brand identity of the National Association of
Investors Corporation, a national, nonprofit corporation with members
consisting of investment clubs and individual investors, based in Madison Heights, Mich.
BetterInvesting, founded in 1951 as NAIC, is considered the pioneer of the
modern investment club movement in the United States and the voice of the
individual investor. BetterInvesting is dedicated to providing a sound program
of investment education and information to help its members become successful
long-term, lifetime investors. The BetterInvesting community currently consists
of 198,964 members, including 17,992 investment clubs. On average, each
BetterInvesting member invests $84 per month in an investment club portfolio.
The average BetterInvesting club invests in excess of $927 each month. The
combined investment portfolios of BetterInvesting's members exceed $117
billion. For more information about BetterInvesting, visit its website at http://www.betterinvesting.org
or call toll free (877) 275-6242.
Based in Cambridge, Mass., ICLUBcentral
develops high-quality tools for individual investors and investment clubs,
including software products, web services and the market-beating Investor
Advisory Service newsletter. ICLUBcentral’s products include:
software for investment clubs: Online and Windows versions of club accounting
software, plus federal and state tax printers.
● Stock analysis
software: Investor’s Toolkit, Stock Analyst, Classic Plus and Take Stock.
screening software: Stock Prospector.
newsletter: the Investor Advisory Service.
Since 1989, ICLUBcentral has been the official
provider of club accounting software to NAIC’s BetterInvesting, the leading
nonprofit organization devoted to investor education and investment clubs.
Today, ICLUBcentral's desktop and web-based club accounting solutions and stock
analysis software programs are used by the majority of investment clubs and
other investment partnerships in the United States.
For more information on ICLUBcentral, visit http://www.iclub.com.