clearTREND Delivers Professional Analytics tools to Investors’ Laptops and Windows 8 Tablets

October 1, 2012

Microsoft, Xignite, Skyline Technologies, and Appleton Group Wealth Mngmnt. Deliver Cutting-Edge App

SAN MATEO, Calif. & APPLETON, Wis.–Monday, October 1, 2012–Xignite, Inc., the leading market data cloud solutions provider, and Appleton Group Wealth Management, LLC, today announced that they have partnered with each other, Skyline Technologies, and Microsoft (MSFT) Windows Azure/Windows 8 to develop clearTREND™, a new mobile investment research app that helps manage investment portfolios. clearTREND is the first investment trend calculator publicly available. It solves a fundamental problem in investing by accurately calculating past price trends for any security, then generating real-time buy and sell recommendations.

“Xignite is a leader in delivering market data to fast-running apps by harnessing the power of the cloud,” said Stephane Dubois, CEO and founder of Xignite. “We are proud to be in the company of industry leaders such as Microsoft, Skyline Technologies, and Appleton Wealth Management.”

clearTREND is web‐based and built for use on any computer (both Windows and Apple‐based), as well as Windows 8 tablets. With 10 patents pending, clearTREND is an innovation in its field because it uses crowdsourcing to analyze changing price trends, as well as generate real‐time buy and sell recommendations at optimal points in time. clearTREND is powered by XigniteGlobalHistorical and XigniteIndices services. It also uses Microsoft’s cloud‐based computing service Windows Azure. With an analytical technique called ‘Simple Moving Average Crossover,’ the app measures historic price trends for over 60,000 investable securities. clearTREND leverages optimization technology to continuously hunt for new price trends that may be more advantageous for the user to follow.

“clearTREND represents a significant leap forward in the field of investment and economic research,” said Mark C. Scheffler, Founder and Sr. Portfolio Manager for Appleton Group. “This app is a ‘must‐have’ for any individual investor or professional advisor, but it’s especially useful for 401(k) participants working to make their retirement plans more profitable, less risky and more predictable.”

For information on features, benefits, pricing and availability, please go to: http://www.cleartrendresearch.com/?page_id=2072.

About Xignite

Xignite is the leading provider of market data cloud solutions. The Xignite Market Data Cloud fulfills more than 5 billion requests per month and offers more than 50 financial web services APIs providing real-time, historical, and reference data across all asset classes. Xignite APIs power mobile financial applications, websites, and front-, middle- and back-office functions for more than 1000 clients worldwide, including Wells Fargo, GE, Computershare, BNY Mellon, Natixis, Forbes.com, SeekingAlpha, ExxonMobil, Starbucks, and Barrick Gold. The company’s award-winning XigniteOnDemand market data cloud platform also powers data distribution solutions for exchanges and data vendors, as well as Enterprise Data Distribution (EDD) solutions for financial institutions. Companies using XigniteOnDemand for market data distribution include the CME Group, NASDAQ OMX, NYSE Euronext and Direct Edge.

About Appleton Wealth Management

Appleton Group Wealth Management LLC is an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), offering objective and unbiased wealth management services to all investment management clients. The firm is compensated solely for the advisory services it provides to its clients, and is in no way compensated by commissions of any kind. As a small privately held firm, Appleton Group is solely focused on providing investment advisory and management services and helping the investment community build and manage more consistent and profitable portfolios.

Contact:

Xignite

Maria Canul

650-288-1184; Direct

Head of Public Relations

mcanul[at]xignite.com

Appleton Group

Cherie Wirth

866-993-7727

Director of Marketing and Communications

cwirth[at]appletongrouponline.com

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