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Weiss Research, Inc. is strictly a financial research publishing firm (a publisher) and does not provide individual investment advice to its subscribers. Weiss Research is not an investment advisor or a registered securities broker/dealer.
For purposes of these Terms and Conditions of Service (“TCS”), the term “Weiss Research” (also “WRI”, “we,” “us”) includes Weiss Research, Inc and its related companies, subsidiaries, divisions, and brands, including without limitation “Money and Markets”, “Uncommon Wisdom Daily”, “Easy Street Investing” and sub-domains thereto.
The information we publish is based on our opinions plus our statistical and financial data and independent research. Although we make every effort to provide the most accurate and updated information possible, our information cannot take into consideration your personal finances and goals, and therefore is not intended to be used as customized recommendations to buy, hold, or sell securities, or to engage in any trading strategy, or that an investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. Such recommendations may only be made by a personal advisor or broker you select.
None of the creators, editors and providers of or contributors to our Services or their affiliates will advise You personally concerning the nature, potential, value or suitability of any particular investment, security, portfolio of securities, transaction, investment strategy or other matter. Accordingly, do not attempt to contact them seeking personalized investment advice which they cannot provide.
The views expressed in the Services are the authors’ own opinions. The Services may contain opinions from time to time with regard to securities mentioned in other Services, and those opinions may be different from the ones obtained by using another portion of the Services.
Trading in securities (including, without limitation, stocks, options, warrants, ETFs, mutual funds, precious metals, commodities and bonds) is considered speculative and involves risk of loss and volatility. Although the Services make every effort to protect your principal, you can lose money. Therefore they are not for all of your funds. If your goal for a certain portion of your funds is strictly capital preservation, we believe you should invest those funds in conservative investments such as short-term US Treasury securities or equivalent. For more information on prudent investing, see also the information available at the websites of the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority at www.FINRA.org. Any money you allocate to speculative investments should be strictly the money you can afford to risk without jeopardizing your daily life, and without negatively impacting your plans for education, retirement, or long-term care.
Most of the information we publish is derived from primary sources, including the U.S. government agencies as well as the financial institutions or publicly traded companies we cover. We believe our data sources are accurate, but we do not verify their accuracy independently. Therefore, we cannot assure you that the information is accurate or complete. Nor do we guarantee the success of any investment decision you may make using our data, information, or recommendations.
To help us track the performance of our services, we estimate the pre-commission gains based on the market prices following the publication of each recommendation. Naturally, the results each subscriber achieves may differ depending on the actual prices paid / received and the commissions paid. In addition, examples of potential performance returns may sometimes be based on simulated — not actual — trades, assuming entry and exit prices that could have been obtained during regular market conditions. These entry and exit prices calculated do not reflect or include costs of spreads, market delays, or fees and commissions. Similar returns may or may not be actually achieved by subscribers.
While every effort is made to evaluate the actual experience of subscribers, performance figures must be considered hypothetical, and past results are no guarantee of future performance. Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain inherent limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not actually been executed, the results may have under- or over-compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown.
References to examples of past performance are not intended to provide a total picture of portfolio results. Your results may vary considerably depending on a series of factors, including: (a) when you begin or cease investing, (b) which recommendations you choose to act on, (c) how much money you choose to invest in each recommendation, (d) the specific prices you get, (e) the broker commissions you pay, (f) the interest income you earn on uninvested funds, and (g) the number and magnitude of losing or winning trades you experience. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future performance.
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Notice: Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations, some of which are described below. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown. In fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading program. One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk in actual trading. For example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all of which can adversely affect actual trading
Use of Testimonials
The performance experienced by a subscriber as described in user comments and/or testimonials on any of our promotional advertising or our website is not necessarily reflective of what you should expect to experience. Although (insert service name) a Division of Weiss Research accepts the testimonials in good faith (insert service name), a Division of Weiss Research has not independently examined the business records of any of the users and therefore has not verified any specific figures or results quoted therein. These results may not be typical, and your performance, if any, will vary depending upon many factors which include, but are not limited to, how closely you follow the recommendations, the price you paid / received, and commissions paid. There is also risk you will not make any money at all or could even lose money. In the event that a customer does not provide us with a usable picture or video/audio of themselves, the testimony presented are Actual Testimonials from our Customers but may be a represented by a stock photo or recorded by a third party. Testimonials may be edited for clarity or brevity. No one has been paid to share their stories.
Independent Contracted Editors
Weiss Research, Inc. is strictly a publisher of financial information. Neither Weiss Research nor any of its affiliated companies are registered investment advisers or broker/dealers. However, at times Weiss Research has agreements with independent editors who are or have acted in their own capacity as an investment advisor or broker outside the scope of their editorial responsibilities with Weiss Research. Any business relationship you may enter with an independent editor is not associated, condoned, affiliated or endorsed by Weiss Research. Any independent editor acting in the capacity as a registered advisor or broker is OUTSIDE the scope and their agreement and contracted responsibilities with Weiss Research.
Our role is that of a publisher and the role of our editors is to provide you with financial information that you can use to make your own investing decisions.
Subscribers should not view any of our publications as offering personalized legal or investment counseling. Investments recommended in any publication should be made only after consulting with your investment advisor and only after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company in question.
Unless you are a member of our Lifetime Membership Services “WIC”, “TWE” (the others (Lifetime), your subscription will continue for the initial term of the subscription (the “Initial Term”), and will renew automatically at the end of the Initial Term for successive Renewal Terms, each equal to the Initial Term, unless you notify us of your decision to cancel or not to renew your subscription, as outlined below in our Cancellation/Termination Policy. As described in the initial subscription process, as part of the Automatic Renewal process the then-applicable subscription term renewal fee will be billed to the credit card you designated during the subscription process (or subsequently changed). However, you will receive a full refund of your renewal subscription fee if you cancel within 30 days of your subscription renewal.
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WRI also sells paid advertising in an online medium known as co-registration, where advertisers’ offers are presented to users. You acknowledge that any business dealings you may have with advertisers found on or through WRI and our affiliates, including both free offers and offers that require payment for the delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and that advertiser. You agree that WRI Parties, shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such third-party advertisers on the Service. We do not endorse or verify claims made by third-party advertisers and you may wish to consult with an independent, registered financial advisor or a licensed broker before buying or selling any security or investment recommended by an outside advertiser.
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