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Monkey Trumps Wall Street With 200 Percent Gain
Dart-Throwing Monkey Returns to Wall Street With New Picks For Year 2000

Business Wire
01/12/00, 9:41p
(Copyright ' 2000, Business Wire)

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2000--Raven, the dart-throwing monkey with her own Web site, showed up many of Wall Street's finest with her 213 percent gain for the year.

"It's all in the wrist action," stated Raven, age six. A Web site and index have been created to monitor her performance. The Web site and the index can both be found at

MonkeyDex is the Internet's first index of Internet stocks picked by an actual monkey. MonkeyDex was created in January of 1999 when Raven, a six-year-old female monkey, tossed darts at a dartboard of 133 Internet-related stocks. Raven returned to Wall Street this year with a dart toss at a dartboard of 281 Internet-related stocks.

"She quadrupled the performance of the Dow and doubled the performance of the Nasdaq composite," stated Roland Perry, editor of the Internet Stock Review and creator of the MonkeyDex. "Not bad considering she wasn't able to participate in any of the hot new issue offerings," he added.

"And yes, she beat the Internet Stock Review's top 20 picks for 1999, which gained 79 percent last year. We did manage to outperform her with our Original Watch List, which gained 490 percent in 1998 and went on to finish 1999 with a two-year gain of 1,566 percent."

Had Raven been employed at a Wall Street Mutual Fund, her performance would rank her as the 22nd best money manager in the country outperforming over 6,000 Wall Street pros.

Raven's picks for 1999 were AudioHighway (Nasdaq:AHWY), down 21%; CMGI Inc. (Nasdaq:CMGI), up 935%; iMall (Nasdaq:IMAL), bought out; Inktomi (Nasdaq:INKT), up 177%; ISS Group (Nasdaq:ISSX), up 158%; Kushner-Locke (Nasdaq:KLOC), down 36%; Lycos (Nasdaq:LCOS), up 194%; Netspeak (Nasdaq:NSPK), up 88%; Onsale (Nasdaq:ONSL), bought out; and Ozemail, which merged with MCI WorldComm (WCOM).

Raven's picks for year 2000 are (Nasdaq:ADBL), Broadcom (Nasdaq:BRCM), eToys (Nasdaq:ETYS), Litronic (Nasdaq:LNTX), (OTCBB:METV), Lycos (Nasdaq:LCOS), N2H2 (Nasdaq:NTWO), Prodigy (Nasdaq:PRGY), (Nasdaq:SWCM) and StarMedia (Nasdaq:STRM).

This year's dart-tossing ceremonies were recorded by a film crew from the National Enquirer and will air on National Enquirer TV (

Boston, WFXT -- 12:30 p.m., Midnight
Chicago, WFLD -- 12:30 p.m., Midnight
Los Angeles, KCAL -- 3 p.m., 12:30 a.m.
Miami, WBZL -- 1 p.m., 2 a.m.
New York, WNYW -- 11 a.m.
Philadelphia, WTXF -- Noon
San Francisco, KBWB -- 11 p.m., 12:30 p.m.
Washington, D.C., WTTG -- 12:30 p.m., 5 a.m.

About the Internet Stock Review Online

The Internet Stock Review Online is an Online newsletter designed to give broad coverage to Internet-related publicly traded companies. Each issue of the Online newsletter aggregates and reports on New Buys & Sales on Wall Street, coverage initiated or dropped on Wall Street, Big Movers, Earnings (or lack of) reports, news and/or news releases from Business Wire or PR Newswire, news from industry media or trade journals, news from traditional media outlets.

Each issue includes hyperlinks to the news origination source for full coverage. The newsletter additionally reports on the availability of streaming audio/video profiles, news releases, shareholder conferences and interviews with senior management of the companies covered.