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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2004

-- Whiz Kid whiz kid
n. Informal
A young person who is exceptionally intelligent, innovatively clever, or precociously successful.

[Alteration of Quiz Kid, a panelist on an early game show.]
 Investor Timothy Olsen Timothy Olsen is an American college student and business author who at the age of 13 wrote The Teenage Investor: How To Start Early, Invest Often and Build Wealth which was published by McGraw-Hill in 2003.  Joins Minyanville's Team Of

Resident Financial Experts

-- All-Star Guitar Signed by Buffett and Soros to be Auctioned, the creative education and infotainment community that features animated "critters" to convey a broad range of financial information and insight, unveiled today a re-launched site with significant enhancements for visitors.

The revamped site offers an expanded roster of financial writers, including 15-year-old whiz kid Timothy Olsen, author of "The Teenage Investor: How to Start Early, Invest Often & Build Wealth" (McGraw-Hill, 2003) and the subject of a domestic comedy series currently in development by Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Productions Trigger Street Productions is an entertainment production company formed by Kevin Spacey in 1997. Its credits include Beyond the Sea, The United States of Leland and The Big Kahuna on screen, as well as stage productions of The Iceman Cometh and Cobb.

 for FOX television.

Other new writers on include Kevin A. Tuttle, president and co-founder of Church Street Capital; Jason Roney, founder of; Laurie McGuirk, director of strategic investments at Endeavour Funds Management based in Sydney Australia; and Susan Wein, senior financial analyst at Conde Nast Publications. They join Todd Harrison, John Succo, Scott Reamer reamer

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, Bill Fleckenstein, Jason Goepfert, Adam Brodsky, Greg Roberts and Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at MSHowells & Co.

"The Minyanville community is expanding both the scope and depth of the valuable financial education it provides," said Todd Harrison, Minyanville founder and hedge fund hedge fund, in finance, a highly speculative, largely unregulated investment device. Originating in the 1950s, the funds "hedge" by offsetting "short" positions (borrowing a security and then selling it at a higher price before repaying the lender) against "long"  manager. "These enhancements will make Minyanville even more desirable for both active traders and anyone wanting to learn more about financial markets. Our mission is to create a learning ladder of education from pre-school to old school and the ABC's to 401(k)'s."

Launched in 2002, Minyanville has emerged as the web's most unique financial infotainment site. When visiting Minyanville, guests and citizens can access a variety of content, including The Minyanville Gazette, The Ruby Peck Memorial Library, the shops on Main Street and free educational content at the Minyanville elementary school and the University of Minyanville.

The new "Buzz & Banter" feature will enable Minyanville's paid subscribers ("citizens") to follow the real-time conversations and postings by Minyanville's team of market professionals. This timely commentary will touch on all areas and levels of investing as well as intra-day market catalysts. In addition to adding content and contributors, Minyanville has also been made more user-friendly with easier search and link options.

Minyanville Publishing & Multimedia, Inc. and The Ruby Peck Foundation for Children's Education will co-host the upcoming Critter's Choice Awards ( with net proceeds Net Proceeds

The amount received after all costs are deducted from the sale of a piece of property or security.

In the case of an investor selling a security, net proceeds represent the proceeds from the sale minus any trading costs (i.e. commissions).
 to support select charitable organizations. Beneficiaries will include Little Kids Rock, MENTOR/Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services Child and family services are nonprofit organizations designed to better the well being of individuals who come from unfortunate situations, environmental or biological. , East Harlem Tutorial Program, Reading Rainbow and the Hollywood Education and Literacy Program. It is at this event that a Fender Stratocaster guitar signed by Warren Buffet, George Soros George Soros

Born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1930, George Soros is considered by many to be one of the world's greatest investors. A famous hedge fund manager, Soros managed the Quantum Fund, a fund that achieved an average annual return of 30% from 1970-2000.
, Peter Lynch, Bill Gross, Jim Rogers, Paul Tudor Jones Paul Tudor Jones II (b. Sept 28, 1954, Memphis, Tennessee) is a well-known commodity trader. Having made $750 million in 2006, he is worth an estimated $2.5 billion, and was ranked by Forbes in March 2007 as the 369th richest person in the world.  and other Wall Street notables will be auctioned.

Minyanville tourists can visit most of the community at no charge, but the dynamic content is available only to Minyanville citizens at a rate of either $17.95/month (regular access) or $24.95/month (premium access). Student visas are available to those with a .edu e-mail address for a discounted $10/month. Minyanville's citizens currently reside in 56 countries and at 234 universities around the globe.

The re-launch is being supported by a multi-media marketing campaign planned and executed by EarthQuake Media, New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
. The effort includes affiliate marketing, licensing programs, direct mail, direct e-mail and guerilla marketing tactics. is hosted and maintained by

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