Equis, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, was founded in 1982. In 1996, Equis was acquired by Reuters, the world's largest international multimedia information company. Equis now serves as the graphics and technical anaylsis center of excellence for Thomson Reuters.
Steve Achelis started Equis International in 1982. Heavily involved in investing at the time, Steve realized that all of the charts and calculations used for analyzing investments could be done by anyone with a personal computer. From this vision, Equis and the MetaStock® product were born.
MetaStock® was first released in late 1985. In its April 15, 1986 issue, PC Magazine awarded The Technician and MetaStock an Editor's Choice Award, and The Technician was featured on the cover. In response to an increasing demand for a real-time version of MetaStock, MetaStock RT™ was released in July of 1992. Since then, Equis has released numerous versions of both the end-of-day and real-time versions of MetaStock.
From the beginning, Steve always worked to make sure that what he was creating would have real value for investors. As a result, Equis has grown into one of the world's leading developers of investment charting and analysis software. Equis now has over 150,000 customers in over 97 countries. Equis' products have received numerous awards, including PC Magazine's Editors' Choice Award and the Readers' Choice Award from Stocks & Commodities Magazine for 10 consecutive years.
Thomson Reuters Background
Thomson Reuters is the global leader in financial news and information. Some 458,000 financial market professionals working in the equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, money, commodities and energy markets around the world use Thomson Reuters products.
Thomson Reuters core strengths lie in providing the content, analytics, trading and messaging capabilities needed by financial professionals. Thomson Reuters open technology, based on industry standards, enables its customers to search, store and integrate information with content from other sources, facilitating the way they work. Thomson Reuters provide financial institutions with specially designed tools to help them reduce risk and distribute and manage the ever-increasing volumes of market data.
Thomson Reuters supply news – text, graphics, video and pictures – to media organizations and websites around the world. The company also provides news and research services to businesses outside financial services.
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