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Finance Rocks! Offers the Ultimate Financial Collector's Item; One-of-a-Kind Fender Stratocaster Signed by George Soros, Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Bill Gross, Jim Rogers and Others to Benefit Children's Education.

NEW YORK -- Who wouldn't want the world's most revered financial gurus in the room with them as they make their trading and investing decisions on a day-to-day basis? Minyanville Publishing and Multi-media is giving every financial whiz their chance by auctioning the ultimate rabbit's foot for investing fanatics. Todd Harrison, CEO of Minyanville, has announced that Minyanville will be auctioning off a pristine white Fender Stratocaster signed by some of the most successful and legendary financial minds in the world today -- Warren Buffett, George Soros, Peter Lynch, Bill Gross, Jim Rogers, Paul Tudor Jones and Leon Cooperman among them.

Bidding for the sought after guitar began December 7, 2005 at 5pm EST and will conclude on December 16th, 2005 at 5pm EST on which will be run by eBay's Mission Fish. Proceeds of this auction will benefit The Ruby Peck Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to a broad base of children's educational programs including Free Arts NYC, Jacob's Cure and Little Kids Rock.

Minyanville's multi-media platform is one that blends finance, education and entertainment to help navigate the muddy and turbulent waters of finance. Building an animated learning ladder from pre-school to old school, and creating content for those running piggy banks to those running investment banks, Minyanville's mission is to promote "fiscal literacy." The auction's convergence of finance and children's education underscores Minyanville's commitment to promote both social and fiscal responsibility.

"When I started Minyanville, one of my primary goals was to encourage the finance community to give back to themselves as well as the community -- to appreciate life both inside and outside the office," remarked Todd Harrison, CEO and Founder of Minyanville. "My hope is that this auction is that it will serve as a reminder to everyone not just to enjoy the spoils of the journey but to enjoy the journey itself."

The one-of-a-kind white Stratocaster, which was chosen given Harrison's nickname "Hendrix," crossed the country for more than 2 months while securing its many signatures. Given the impressive list of signatures from financial luminaries, one notable hedge manager described it as the Wall Street version of a baseball bat autographed by the 1927 Yankees. The full list of signatures on the guitar are as follows:

--Warren Buffett, Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

--George Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management LCC

--Peter Lynch, investment guru and former manager of Fidelity's Magellan Fund

--Bill Gross, Founder and CIO of Pacific Investment Management Co.

--William Fleckenstein, President of Fleckenstein Capital

--John Roque, Senior Vice President of Natexis Bleichroeder

--Leon Cooperman, Founder and Principal of Omega Advisors

--Paul Tudor Jones, Founder and Principal of Tudor Investment

--Mario Gabelli, Chairman, CEO, and CIO of Gabelli Asset Management

--Seth Tobias, Founder of Circle T Partners

--Jim Grant, Editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer

--Jim Chanos, President of Kynikos Associates

--Jerry Jordan, President of Hellman, Jordan Management Co.

--Tony Dwyer, Equity Market Strategist of FTN Midwest Research

--Douglas Kass, General Partner of Seabreeze Partners and Kass Partners

--Jim Rogers, Co-Founder of the Quantum Fund and author of the Adventure Capitalist and Investment Biker

--Jeffrey Saut, Chief Investment Strategist, Raymond James.

--Steve Galbraith, former Chief US Strategist at Morgan Stanley, Principal at Maverick Capital.

--Todd Harrison, former President of Cramer Berkowitz, Founder & CEO of Minyanville Publishing & Multimedia, LLC.

Dig deep for a great cause. This guitar is a piece of financial history, and promises to be one of the safest investments this year.

About Minyanville:

The creation of hedge fund manager and Wall Street wunderkind Todd Harrison, Minyanville is an ambitious Web community that merges expert financial commentary with animated characters to convey a broad range of financial information and insight. By representing market trends, each character, including the iconic Bull and Bear of Wall Street, helps translate the complex world of finance into a more palatable and fun experience. The Minyanville community promotes information sharing, value-added investment ideas, diverse perspectives and, above all, camaraderie for its members. The result is an informed, confident and entertained customer. It is truly a unique experience.

About The Ruby Peck Foundation:

The Ruby Peck Foundation for Children's Education is registered in the state of New York as a 5013(c) non-profit organization and is committed to the pursuit of knowledge. It believes that a child's opportunity to learn and develop the gift of his or her imagination should not be limited by economic classifications, social status, physical challenges or geographical boundaries. Theses core values are reflected in our deep commitment to support a broad base of children's programs that promote learning through creative education. By inspiring our children to embrace the richness of their cultural and individual expressions today, we can lay the foundation for tomorrow's dreamers, teachers, healers, leaders and visionaries. For more information on beneficiaries, please visit
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