and SFO Magazine Announce 2010 STAR Awards Winners

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Winners Chosen by Community, the financial social-networking site for active traders and investors, and SFO Magazine, the official advocate for personal investing, announced the winners of the 2010 Superior Trading And Resource (STAR) Awards, an awards program designed to honor companies and individuals in the financial industry for outstanding vendor and author achievement.

The TraderPlanet STAR program, now in its second year, is comprised of individual reviews of products and services that provide exemplary performance and value for traders. Vendors and authors 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 on December 1st, 2010 and concluded January 31, 2011. The First Place Winners for the 2010 STAR Awards are as follows:

Brokerage Services: TradeStation, TradeStation 9.0
Data: Commodity Research Bureau - CRB, CRB DataCenter
Trading Software: Market Technologies, VantagePoint Intermarket Analysis Software
Books: Sunny Harris, TradeStation Made Easy! John Wiley & Sons
Newsletters:, Daily State of the Markets/Daily Decision
Trading Courses: DTI Trader, DTI's Platinum Experience Package

“The winners of the 2nd Annual STAR Awards represent the best and the brightest in the world of finance,” said Lane J. Mendelsohn, Founder and President of “We salute their accomplishments and congratulate them on their continued innovation. In an industry with so many products and services this program is a great way to sift through the offerings and find the best of the best. Their recognition is rightly deserved and reflects the diversity and depth of the tools available to traders and investors around the world.”

Heather Larson-Blakestad, Executive Editor for SFO magazine: “This year’s award cycle has brought different products to the financial industry spotlight and we’re especially seeing innovation in the trading education offerings. Congratulations to the winners, and a big thank you to the TraderPlanet community for encouraging innovation and excellence.”

Further details and information about the 2010 TraderPlanet STAR Awards may be obtained at

About, a Tampa Bay, FL-based social-networking site, provides individual traders of all skill levels a one-stop destination for financial information and trading tools. is the only financial networking site of its kind that offers its members a full suite of market data feeds, advanced technical tools and extensive analyst commentary across asset classes, while enabling members to give back to the broader world community through gift giving to charitable causes. Designed to level the playing field between institutional and individual investors,'s interactive, multimedia-platform is designed to promote the free-flow exchange of ideas through questions, answers, and comments geared towards improving trading strategies and investment performance.

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About SFO Magazine

SFO (Stocks, Futures and Options (, the official advocate for the personal investor, is dedicated to providing individual, retail traders with information, education and analysis that they can use to become more successful and more profitable. SFO publishes a monthly e-magazine, weekly e-newsletter, several weekly columns, a daily column and daily financial news, in addition to the new weekly podcast.

SFO is published by Wasendorf & Associates Inc., which was established more than three decades ago as a resource for trading-related education, information and trading recommendations.


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