Investools Files Shelf Registration (SWIM)

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Investools Inc. (NASDAQ: SWIM) has filed to sell up to 3,083,178 shares of common stock in an open shelf registration.  None of the shares are going to the company as this was filed on behalf of the selling shareholders that were the owners of thinkorswim.  This will allow the thinkorswim owners to sell any, all, or none of the shares if they so choose.

At today’s prices, this would represent north of $33 million.  Investools market cap is $730 million.  At $11.06 and a $9.29 to $18.23 trading range, this offering is just a small drop in the bucket.

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Jon C. Ogg
March 28, 2008

Jon Ogg produces the Special Situation Investing Newsletter and he can be reached at; he does not own securities in the companies he covers.