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 GLEN HEAD, N.Y., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- First Call Corporation has chosen Market Guide Inc. to provide the information for the fundamentals section of the First Call service. First Call is the world's premier source of commingled equity research to the institutional investment community. Market Guide Inc. (OTC: MARG) is the developer and marketer of a high-end analytic and research database of over 6,500 publicly traded companies, used daily by thousands of investment professionals who access it through leading information vendors.
 According to First Call Director of Product Development David Culbertson, "In line with our commitment to provide our clients with the highest quality financial information, we are using Market Guide for our Fundamentals report. Market Guide offers the breadth of coverage, timeliness and accuracy demanded by our customers."
 "We are delighted to formalize our relationship with First Call and to provide their clients with the fundamental company data crucial to sound buy/sell decisions," said Market Guide President Homi Byramji. "First Call's commitment to quality is evident. Before committing to a formal agreement, they thoroughly analyzed, compared and tested our information and we are pleased that our information proved itself."
 First Call Corporation is the industry's premier source of real- time, commingled research and corporate information to the institutional investment community. Only through First Call can clients access the latest research notes, earnings estimates, and corporate data on thousands of publicly traded companies, originating from the world's leading brokerage and investment research firms. First Call, based in Boston, is jointly owned by Thomson Financial Services and several major brokerage firms that contribute their research to the network.
 The Market Guide database contains text, financial and descriptive information on each public company. The information is displayed as closely as possible to the way that companies report. In fact, it is the only analytic database that preserves the "as reported line item descriptions." The Market Guide database is currently distributed by most major information vendors including Bloomberg L.P., Bridge Information Systems Inc., Charles Schwab & Co., ILX Systems, Inc., Investext, Lotus One Source, Quotron Systems, Inc., Shark Information Services, Inc., Telemet America, Inc., Telescan, Inc., Track Data Corporation and Vickers Stock Research Corporation, and is utilized by thousands of investment bankers, portfolio managers, research analysts, traders and brokers. Market Guide Inc. is a publicly traded company.
 For more information on the Market Guide database, contact Jeff Geisenheimer of Market Guide Inc. at 516-759-1253.
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