updated 4/7/2011 10:46:48 AM ET 2011-04-07T14:46:48

NEW YORK, April 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MarketWatch.com, a leading innovator in business and investment news, announced today that its new MarketWatch Market Data app for iPad is now available on the App Store.

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The MarketWatch Market Data app for iPad is the definitive source for market data for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network audience. The app was created for active investors to provide access to key market data and news that moves the markets minute-to-minute and throughout the day.

Users can search for real-time quotes, track global markets 24 hours a day, customize watch lists with preferred ticker symbols as well as share news and quotes via Facebook and Twitter. The app also includes a market timeline that allows users to scroll back over the previous 24 hours of global market data and news in order to glean insights, spot trends or delve further into a market change.

"This fresh new app will meet the needs of the heaviest market data users with a complete offering above and beyond most app experiences," said David Callaway, editor in chief of MarketWatch.com. "Whether used at a desk to keep a close watch or on the road for anywhere access, the app complements our website for a second-screen environment, giving users the ability to follow the global markets and up-to-the-minute developments that are so important to active investors."

In addition to real-time stock quotes and market-moving news, features of the MarketWatch Market Data app include:

  • Access to the latest MarketWatch.com analysis and commentary through seven main sections: Industries, ETFs, Mutual Funds, Currencies, Bonds, Futures and News & Analysis;
  • An exchange rate calculator;
  • Calendar in the bonds section, which provides updates for what's happening in the present week;
  • The latest market stories from The Wall Street Journal.

Launch sponsors for the app include Cathay Pacific Airways, Invesco and Volkswagen of America, Inc.

The MarketWatch Market Data app is available for a one-time download price of $3.99 from the App Store ( www.itunes.com/appstore/ ).

About MarketWatch

MarketWatch.com, published by Dow Jones & Company, tracks the pulse of markets for engaged investors with nearly 10 million visitors per month. The site is a leading innovator in business and investment news, real-time commentary and financial tools and data, with dedicated journalists generating more than 500 headlines, stories and market briefs a day from 11 bureaus around the world. In addition, MarketWatch offers subscription products for individual investors, including the Hulbert Financial Digest suite of products, Retirement Weekly and ETF Trader. The MarketWatch Radio Network also provides radio updates every 30 minutes. MarketWatch.com is part of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which includes WSJ.com, Barrons.com, AllThingsD.com, SmartMoney.com, BigCharts.com and VirtualStockExchange.com.

The MarketWatch From Dow Jones logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=2639 .

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