Wesley Chapel, FL, October 20, 2008 – As part of its mission to inspire trader members to do positive things with their investment profits, TraderPlanet.com and Market Technologies, LLC came together to support the MS 17th Annual Pro-Am Invitational Golf Tournament held at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club in Kissimmee, Florida.


TraderPlanet.com is a social networking web site that provides quality content and valuable resources for traders at no charge, and one of the goals of the dynamic communication platform is to encourage its community members to support charitable organizations.

TraderPlanet.com donated golf shirts and sport squeeze bottles to participants in the event, while Market Technologies donated a copy of its VantagePoint Trading Software, which uses artificial intelligence applied to intermarket relationships to analyze and forecast price movements for over 600 world markets. The software package, valued at almost $5,000, was part of the raffle/silent auction event.

Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system.The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another.
MS is thought to be an autoimmune disorder, which means the immune system incorrectly attacks the person’s healthy tissue. MS can cause a varied range of symptoms that include blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, blindness and more. These problems may be everlasting or may come and go. Approximately 400,000 Americans have MS, and every week about 200 people are diagnosed. World-wide, MS affects about 2.5 million people.

“Hearing the facts of how many people are affected by this disease was astounding,” said Lane Mendelsohn, Publisher of TraderPlanet.com. “Millions are coping with multiple sclerosis, which has no cure to date. Through our financial contributions, efforts and support, advances in treating and understanding MS are made every year, and progress in research to find a cure is promising. We are proud to be a part of the solution.”

About Market Technologies
Headquartered in Tampa Bay since its founding in 1979 by Louis B. Mendelsohn, Market Technologies is a fast-growing, Inc. 500 company and recognized world leader in market forecasting with trading software customers in more than 90 countries worldwide. Market Technologies researches and develops proprietary trend forecasting and market timing technologies that utilize artificial intelligence applied to intermarket and hurricaneomic analysis to forecast various commodity and financial markets throughout the world. These presently include, but are not limited to, stocks, stock indexes, ETFs, energies, interest rates, currencies, metals, grains, meats, softs and Forex, covering more than 600 world markets.