ETF Trend Trading Disclaimers & Disclosures
- ETF Trend Trading is an educational product which, along with its related publications, and other services (collectively, the Course), is prepared by ETF Trend Trading, and offered to the general public on a paid basis. ETF Trend Trading is not registered as an investment adviser, rather it relies upon the "publisher exclusion" from the definition of "investment adviser" as provided under Section 202 (a)(11) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and corresponding state securities laws. This site and course is a bona fide publication of general and regular circulation offering investment-related advice to subscribers and/or prospective subscribers (e.g., not tailored to the specific investment needs of current and/or prospective subscribers.)
- ETF Trend Trading is strictly a research publishing firm and falls within the publisher's exemption of the definition of an investment advisor and is of general and regular circulation. None of our trading or investing newsletters, services, interviews, educational programs or any other form of communication provides individual customized investment advice. The information we provide and publish is based on our opinions plus our statistical and financial data and independent research. They do not reflect the views or opinions of any other newsletter.
- We are strictly a financial publisher and do not provide personalized trading or investment advice. Again, we are a financial publisher. We publish information regarding stocks, ETFs or any other securities in which we believe our subscribers may be interested and our reports reflect our sincere opinions. However, the information in our publications is not intended to be personalized recommendations to buy, hold, or sell a particular security or invest in securities. As a financial publisher, we do not or cannot offer personalized trading or investment advice to our subscribers. If a subscriber chooses to engage in trading or investing that he or she does not fully understand, we may not advise the subscriber on what to do to salvage a position gone wrong. We also may not address winning positions or personal trading or investing ideas with subscribers. Therefore, subscribers will need to depend on their own mastery of the details of trading and investing in order to handle problematic situations that may arise, including the consultation of their own brokers and financial advisors as they deem appropriate.
- Neither the Editor, the publisher, nor any of its employees or members is responsible for any errors or omissions in any of our newsletters or educational products. The commentary, analysis, opinions, advice and recommendations in the course represent the personal and subjective views of the Editor, and are subject to change at any time without notice. The information provided in our newsletters contain material which is obtained from sources which the Editor believes to be reliable. However, the Editor has not independently verified or otherwise investigated all such information. Neither the Editor, the publisher, nor any of their respective affiliates guarantees the accuracy or completeness of any such information. Our newsletters and Educational material are not a solicitation or offer to buy or sell any securities.
Your actual results may differ from results reported for the free videos and advanced member's area for many reasons, including, without limitation:
- performance results do not reflect actual trading commissions that you may incur;
- performance results do not account for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity, that may affect your results.
Past results are not indicative of future performance/results. Investing involves substantial risk. Neither the Editor, the publisher, nor any of their respective affiliates make any guarantee or other promise as to any results that may be obtained from using the Course. Past performance should not be considered indicative of future performance. No subscriber should make any investment decision without first consulting his or her own personal financial advisor and conducting his or her own research and due diligence. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Editor, the publisher and their respective affiliates disclaim any and all liability in the event any information, commentary, analysis, opinions, advice and/or recommendations in the Course prove to be inaccurate, incomplete or unreliable, or result in any investment or other losses. Don't enter any trade without fully understanding the worst-case scenarios of that trade. Profits can be lost if they are not taken at the right time. Subscribers are advised to take profits at whatever point they deem optimal, regardless of the profit target set in any given recommendation. Publications such as those we offer provide recommendations. Subscribers are free to follow the recommendation, follow it in part, or ignore it altogether. If a subscriber believes a given profit is at risk, the subscriber should take the profit. Similarly, if a subscriber feels a position is likely to lose value, or a losing position is likely to fall further, the subscriber can choose to exit at any time to preserve capital. The final decision as to when to take profits remains in the sole discretion of the subscriber, keeping in mind that profits can be lost if they are not taken at the right time.
Subscribers may submit questions to ETF Trend Trading by writing to email@example.com. However, since the Course is impersonal and does not provide individualized advice for specific subscribers, the Editor can only answer questions of a general nature about the markets or specific securities. The 5.7% per month average is based on compounded monthly returns trading the top six symbols from the Performance sheet following the system from 1-1-2005 to 7-1-2010. Those results are derived from computurized Trade Station back tests. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
GENERAL RISKS OF TRADING AND INVESTING We believe it is vitally important that you read and fully understand the following risks of trading and investing: All securities trading, whether in stocks, ETFs, or other investment vehicles, is speculative in nature and involves substantial risk of loss. We encourage our subscribers to invest carefully and to utilize the information available at the websites of the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov and the National Association of Securities Dealers at http://www.nasd.com. You can review public companies filings at the SEC's EDGAR page. The NASD has published information on how to invest carefully at its website. We also encourage you to get personal advice from your professional investment advisor and to make independent investigations before acting on information that we publish. Most of our information is derived directly from information published by companies or submitted to governmental agencies on which we analyze and/or rate from other sources we believe are reliable, without our independent verification. Therefore, we cannot assure you that the information is accurate or complete. We do not in any way warrant or guarantee the success of any action you take in reliance on our statements, ratings, or recommendations.
- You may lose money trading and investing. Trading and investing in securities is always risky. For that reason, you should trade or invest only "risk capital" Â— money you can afford to lose. While this is an individual matter, we recommend that you risk no more than 20% of your liquid net worth Â— and, in some cases, you should risk less than that. For example, if 20% of your liquid net worth represents your entire retirement savings, you should not use that amount to buy and sell securities. Trading stock and ETFs involves HIGH RISK and YOU can LOSE a lot of money.
- Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. All investments carry risk and all trading decisions of an individual remain the responsibility of that individual. There is no guarantee that systems, indicators, or trading signals will result in profits or that they will not result in losses. All investors are advised to fully understand all risks associated with any kind of trading or investing they choose to do.
- Hypothetical or simulated performance is not indicative of future results. Unless specifically noted otherwise, all profit examples provided in the our websites and publications are based on hypothetical or simulated trading, which means they are done on paper or electronically based on real market prices at the time the recommendation is disseminated to the subscribers of this service, but without actual money being invested. (This does not include the advanced member's area where trade signals, stops, position sizing and targets are given the night before the market opens. These signals are considered "live" and should only be followed if you agree to this risk disclaimer) Also, such examples do not include the costs of subscriptions, commissions, and other fees, or examples of other recommendations as to which there were losses utilizing the timing at the time of the recommendations. Because the trades underlying these examples have not actually been executed, the results may understate or overstate the impact of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity (discussed below). Simulated trading programs in general are also designed with the benefit of hindsight, which may not be relevant to actual trading. We make no representations or warranties that any account will or is likely to achieve profits similar to those shown, because hypothetical or simulated performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
- Don't enter any trade without fully understanding the worst-case scenarios of that trade. Trading securities like stock or ETFs can be extremely complicated, so make sure you understand these trades before entering into them.
- We are a financial publisher and do not provide personalized trading or investment advice. We are a financial publisher. We publish information regarding companies in which we believe our subscribers may be interested and our reports reflect our sincere opinions. However, the information in our publications is not intended to be personalized recommendations to buy, hold, or sell securities. As a financial publisher, we are not legally permitted to offer personalized trading or investment advice to our subscribers. If a subscriber chooses to engage in trading or investing that he or she does not fully understand, we may not advise the subscriber on what to do to salvage a position gone wrong. We also may not address winning positions or personal trading or investing ideas with subscribers. Therefore, subscribers will need to depend on their own mastery of the details of trading and investing in order to handle problematic situations that may arise, including the consultation of their own brokers and advisors as they deem appropriate.
- Profits can be lost if they are not taken at the right time. Subscribers are advised to take profits at whatever point they deem optimal, regardless of the profit target set in any given recommendation. Publications such as those we offer provide recommendations. Subscribers are free to follow the recommendation, follow it in part, or ignore it altogether. If a subscriber believes a given profit is at risk, the subscriber should take the profit. Similarly, if a subscriber feels a position is likely to lose value, or a losing position is likely to fall further, the subscriber can choose to exit at any time to preserve capital. The final decision as to when to take profits remains in the sole discretion of the subscriber, keeping in mind that profits can be lost if they are not taken at the right time. RISKS OF INVESTING IN STOCK Investments always entail some degree of risk. Be aware that: Some investments in stock cannot easily be sold or converted to cash. Check to see if there is any penalty or charge if you must sell an investment quickly. Investments in stock issued by a company with little or no operating history or published information involves greater risk than investing in a public company with an operating history and extensive public information. There are additional risks if that is a low priced stock with a limited trading market, e.g., so-called penny stocks. Stock investments, including mutual funds, are not federally insured against a loss in market value. Stock you own may be subject to tender offers, mergers, reorganizations, or third-party actions that can affect the value of your ownership interest. Pay careful attention to public announcements and information sent to you about such transactions. They involve complex investment decisions. Be sure you fully understand the terms of any offer to exchange or sell your shares before you act. In some cases, such as partial or two-tier tender offers, failure to act can have detrimental effects on your investment. The greatest risk in buying shares of stock is having the value of the stock fall to zero. On the other hand, the risk of selling stock short can be substantial. "Short selling" means selling stock that the seller does not own, or any sale that is completed by the delivery of a security borrowed by the seller. Short selling is a legitimate trading strategy, but assumes that the seller will be able to buy the stock at a more favorable price than the price at which they sold short. If this is not the case, then the seller will be liable for the increase in price of the shorted stock, which could be substantial.
- If you trade any of my systems on Futures, Forex or Commodities I am required to share this next ridiculously huge risk disclosure. Remember I don’t teach specifically how to trade futures, forex or commodities as my system is about ETFs, stocks and options, but I do have many members who use it to trade all types of charts. Just read all of the testimonials to see. The bottom line is don’t trade money that is meant to feed your children (just checking to see if you are still reading), ok here it is:
WARNING: Futures, forex, commodities and options trading involves high risks and you can lose a lot of money.
CFTC RULE 4.41 – HYPOTHETICAL OR SIMULATED PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS. UNLIKE AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, SIMULATED RESULTS DO NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, SINCE THE TRADES HAVE NOT 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 PROFIT OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN.
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