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eSignal Receives Top Honors from Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities Magazine Readers

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HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2004--

eSignal Named "Best Real-Time and Delayed Data" and eSignal's Advanced GET Named "Best Trading System for Futures" and "Best Trading System for Stocks"

eSignal, a division of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC), and a provider of streaming, real-time financial market data, news, analytics and decision support tools, has been honored with three Readers' Choice Awards from Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine. The magazine's readers, in the 2004 annual Readers' Choice Awards, voted eSignal products and services as providing "Best Real-Time and Delayed Data" and eSignal's Advanced GET as "Best Trading System for Futures" and "Best Trading System for Stocks." These awards mark 12 consecutive years in which readers of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine have selected eSignal's products as best in category.

"Once again we are honored to be recognized by the community of active and professional traders for providing the highest quality financial market data and decision support tools," said Chuck Thompson, president of eSignal. "We continually strive to raise the bar of our products and services for our users. We've launched 6 eSignal releases over the past 18 months and have added advanced charting, back testing, formula language, global data and many more of the tools our customers seek. We just re-launched our hand-held wireless quote device, QuoTrek and we're now working on a new options product that will provide options traders with a rich set of institutional-level tools at a very attractive price."

Thompson added, "We're very aware of what our customers need and want, and we change with the times. Our customer-focused website, eSignal Central, allows us to interact daily with our clients via chat, bulletin boards and even a file share function. eSignal Central provides our customers with much-needed educational material, including live and pre-recorded, multi-media web-based training tools. We are a company that listens closely to what our clients need and that's been reflected in the decade plus that we've been honored with this award."

eSignal is a leading real-time quote service that delivers time-sensitive financial data to active traders' and individual investors' PCs, laptops and wireless devices. The eSignal 7 series software provides streaming data from all major U.S. stocks, options and futures exchanges, Canadian exchanges, major European, African, Asian and Pacific Rim exchanges, plus market depth, Forex, fixed income and hundreds of world indices. Beyond the raw feeds, eSignal includes in-depth analytical information through multiple charts, news feeds, research studies, alerts, back testing, a formula engine for developing chart studies and a choice of integrated direct access brokerages.

Advanced GET studies provide unique insights and technical analysis that, together with eSignal's content, assist traders in using an objective, rule-based approach to trading. Advanced GET studies have been developed to assist traders' decisions regarding time entries and exits, tightening stops and identifying new trading opportunities.

eSignal's products have consistently been recognized for providing one of the best market data delivery services available. These awards underscore the technological sophistication that supports eSignal's product line and have made eSignal the preferred market information and analytics platform for individual investors, hedge fund managers, brokers, money managers and active traders.

About eSignal:

The eSignal division (www.esignal.com) of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) (www.interactivedatacorp.com) is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, eSignal provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics. The company's suite of products includes eSignal(R), eSignal Market Scanner(TM), Advanced GET(TM), eSignal Pro(TM), MarketCenter(TM) and QuoTrek(R).

    CONTACT: eSignal
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