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EAST LANSING, Mich., July 20 /PRNewswire/ --

Cambridge Group Investments, Ltd., the East Lansing, Mich.-based broker-dealer that operates fixed-income trading site ( ), today announced it has formed an alliance with, Inc., a Boston-based aggregator of leading bond industry news and information.

Cambridge Group Investments said the new alliance will significantly expand the depth of news, analysis and information offered in various bond categories on , a website where institutional investors and high net-worth individuals can buy and sell fixed-income securities. will provide live news and information feeds from a variety of sources, including BARRA Bond Express, Market News International, Econoday, Municipal Market Advisors, Standard & Poor's MMS and Thomson Financial's Municipals Group, to deliver the most current news and statistics on the bond industry to users.

"Our goal is to offer more bonds, lower costs and a greater wealth of market intelligence in each individual bond category than any of the category specialists," said Thomas Blasen, president of Cambridge Group Investments. "This alliance will allow us to match the depth of inventory we offer with a depth of news and information on specific bond categories, including municipal, treasury, corporate and agency bonds, as well as mortgage-backed securities. That depth will differentiate as we build the site into a one-stop resource for everything related to bonds, including economic trends and indicators, analysis, and real-time quotes and trading for more than 20,000 fixed-income instruments."

Under the alliance, will soon offer the following content:

* Thomson Municipal Market Monitor (TM3), featuring municipal bond top stories and market posts.

* Municipal Market Advisors, featuring daily commentary, charts and the Consensus(TM) Yield Scale.

* Market News International, highlighting treasury market, economic and international news.

* Standard & Poor's MMS, featuring intraday treasury charts and corporate and agency bond news and analysis.

* Econoday, an economic calendar with intraday commentary and analysis, along with weekly wrap-ups for the domestic and international markets.

* BARRA Bond Express, featuring intraday treasury and municipal yields. was launched in March 2000 with the objective of becoming the low-cost online broker in the $10 trillion global market for bonds and other fixed-income instruments. targets banks, savings and loans, credit unions, insurance companies, money managers, and high net-worth individuals who are interested in buying and selling fixed-income securities. is supported by an investment from Lansing, Mich.-based Maxco, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAXC), a holding company that invests in technology and industrial companies, and Blasen-Brogan Asset Management Co., an East Lansing investment firm specializing in fixed-income securities. For more information, visit
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