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Two options you do have: If recommendations provided in WCP cannot achieve 1,000% profits or better in the first year, let us know and, if you wish, we will extend, at no additional cost, your subscription for an additional year beyond your current expiration date.
Alternatively, if you are dissatisfied with WCP or with cryptocurrency investing for any reason, let us know and we will give you a credit for the unused balance of your subscription fee. We will then apply that credit to the subscription of another Weiss Ratings service that may better suit your needs. (Note: If we’ve sent you our cryptocurrency gift by that time, your credit will be less the amount of the free cryptocurrency gift. More on this next.)
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To receive this gift, email us with your first and second preference a cryptocurrency. It can be Bitcoin. Or it can be one of our other high rated cryptocurrencies (Or if you don’t contact us, our Customer Service representative will reach out to you. ) We will then do our best to accommodate your preference of cryptocurrency. But we reserve the right to send you the promised amount in one of the most widely used cryptocurrencies, so you can convert it later as you wish.
The promised amount of cryptocurrency represents our total cost for this purchase, including transaction costs. Therefore, the net amount you receive may be somewhat smaller.
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Results: Our modeling and historical pricing data, derived from sources deemed reliable, supports three calculations as follows: (A) Strictly by buying and holding Bitcoin, a hypothetical investor could have turned a $1,000 investment into $100,744,000, or nearly $101 million. (B) With the medium-term-oriented trading strategy used by our Crypto Timing Model, that same investor could have turned the $1,000 investment into $1,487,024,150, or nearly $1.5 billion. (C) Thus, our Crypto Timing Model could have amplified the results of a Bitcoin buy-and-hold strategy by a factor of 14.76 to one.
These calculations are based on the following assumptions: (1) Strictly medium-term trades involving the simple purchase and sale of Bitcoin. (2) No short selling, day trading, use of leverage, debt, options, spread trades or other complex strategies. (3) A historical period beginning July 18, 2010 and ending January 22, 2020. (4) All “buy” and “sell” signals automatically generated exclusively by our Crypto Timing Model with no manual intervention by analysts beyond the original construction of the model. (5) Model based almost exclusively on the analysis of Bitcoin cycles, including not only the 4-year Halving cycle, but also regular cycles we have identified with average durations of approximately 20 days, 80 days, and 320 days. (6) Hypothetical investor follows all signals faithfully and executes each signal at the closing price of the same day.
We made every effort not to use 20-20 hindsight to create our Crypto Timing Model. Moreover, we did not choose the trading model with the highest return. Rather, we selected the trading approach that’s the easiest to follow, while providing what we believe to be the best balance of profit potential and reduced risk. Due to its longer history, the model results are estimated based exclusively on Bitcoin. However, we have also successfully applied it to other cryptocurrencies where we believe the profit opportunities are greater.
Important warnings: The Bitcoin market is more liquid, secure and accessible to investors than it was in the early 2010s. However, those benefits come with a cost: Bitcoin is trading at much higher price levels than ten years ago.Therefore, if you buy Bitcoin today, you must not expect to achieve the kind of results achievable by investors who began buying Bitcoin for a pittance. Instead, we recommend you focus primarily on the 14.76x outperformance of our Crypto Timing Model compared to a Bitcoin buy-and-hold strategy.
You should also recognize that backtesting based on historical data has several limitations. For example, it does not include transaction fees or taxes. It does not account for the fact that investors don’t always get the prices they expect. Nor is it possible to completely eliminate the benefit of hindsight.
No non-native tokens. WCP recommends strictly digital assets that are, or are intended to soon be, “native coins.” This is the technical term to describe cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, EOS, NEO, and others, which have their own distributed ledger based on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). WCP does not use the thousands of digital assets that are called “non-native tokens.” These are digital assets that do not have, or will not have, their own distributed ledger. Instead, these reside, and are intended to continue residing, on the distributed ledger of another cryptocurrency, such as Ethereum, NEO or EOS.
Strict Independence: Weiss Ratings does not accept any form of compensation from creators, issuers or sponsors of cryptocurrencies. Nor are the Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings intended to endorse or promote any specific cryptocurrency. We stand ready to provide technical support to help you set up your accounts, but we do not provide customized advice that’s tailored to your individual circumstances. It’s always up to you to decide what to trade, when to trade, how much to invest and whether or not to invest at all to begin with. No matter how attractive a profit opportunity may be, don’t act in haste. Take whatever time you need to make an informed decision that you believe is right for you and your family.
Risk: Cryptocurrencies carry a high degree of risk. The SEC, CFTC and other regulators have expressed concerns with the volatility of the market and the actions of sponsors of specific cryptocurrencies. So be sure to review their official consumer alerts, especially the SEC’s “Statement on Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings” as well as the CFTC’s “Customer Advisory: Beware Virtual Currency Pump-and-Dump Schemes.”
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Our data sources: Unlike the data available on issuers of stocks and bonds, data in the cryptocurrency world is not scrutinized by auditors, regulators and exchanges. So although we make every effort to verify and “clean” the data we receive or collect, you should be aware that it can sometimes be less reliable than data we use to create our ratings on traditional investments, such as stocks, ETFs and mutual funds.
Qualitative factors converted into quantitative metrics: When evaluating blockchains, or more broadly speaking, Distributed Ledger Technology, there is no hard and fast rule for which particular feature is important and which one is not. One analyst’s opinion could be different from another’s. Thus, to build an objective model and help control for bias, we have developed what we call a “query tree” - a hierarchical series of questions about what we consider to be each major feature, and then, about each critical aspect of that feature. With these, each cryptocurrency earns or loses points, which then are compiled into what we call the Technology Index. Bear in mind, however, that our Technology Index is just one of four indexes in our Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings model. For more information on the Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings model, go here.
We believe our data sources and approaches are rigorous and objective. But we cannot always verify the accuracy of the data 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 ratings, data, information, or recommendations.
Performance tracking. To help give investors a model to refer to, Dr. Martin D. Weiss follows the same recommendations as made in WCP with the following critical difference. He will wait at least two hours before executing each trade. And sometimes, depending on market conditions, he may wait longer. Due to the differences in timing and the prices he gets, his results will naturally differ from those of subscribers. The results each subscriber achieves may differ depending on the actual prices paid or received and the commissions paid.
Profit illustrations: Examples of potential performance returns which we cite 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 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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