Investment Policy

The Crypto Fool’s Disclosure Policy

Here at The Crypto Fools, when it comes to matters of money, we believe in transparency and accountability. Day in and day out, we dedicate ourselves to delivering responsible investing ideas and sound financial education. That’s why, when it comes to talking about cryptocurrency, we think it’s important that you know exactly where we’re coming from. With this in mind, we have developed a company-wide disclosure policy to guide our business and communications. We call it The Crypto Fools Disclosure. We invite you to take some time to read through it, and hope it helps inform your experience here in the world of the crypto fools.

Investors Communicating With Investors

The Crypto Fools is a company that represents investors teaching and learning from other investors. Many financial publications do not permit their writers and editors to own crypto currency. The Crypto Fools not only permits, but also encourages its staff to invest in crypto currency. Why? Two reasons.

First, we strongly believe that crypto currencies will and already do play a major role in the world wide eco system. We also believe that in the future an enormous amount of wealth could be brought on by the ownership of various cryptocurrencies. Therefore, we think it’d be downright mean of us to close that avenue of investment to our employees.

Second, and more important, we don’t consider our owners/employees to be journalists, but rather communicators and teachers of financial matters. It’s a subtle but critical difference that affects our entire service — from our online site at TheCryptoFools.com,. As a company, we utilize every available medium to teach people of all ages, all income levels, all backgrounds, and all genetic codes about money and its applications in modern life. Therefore, we believe our staff’s involvement in managing their own money is critical to their learning more about the subject and their succeeding in their own lives. And who better to write about investing than those who do it themselves?

The Crypto Fools writes about cryptocurrency in both free and paid content. We make cryptocurrency recommendations in our various premium newsletter services and we will actually hold some of these coins in our portfolio services when that is launched. We will disclose our recommendation or ownership until we cease to recommend the cryptocurrency, or we sell our entire position. Of course, in both free and paid content we will continue to disclose whether the author has an interest in the cryptocurrencies mentioned.

Internally, the Fool has always strived to operate with the highest levels of integrity and transparency. As such, here are the key components of The Motley Fool’s disclosure policy:

Disclosure

  • When a writer writes about a cryptocurrency that he or she has a position or beneficial interest in, that fact is disclosed at the end of the article.
  • All The Crypto Fool’s employees and contractors — that’s anyone with a The Crypto Fool’s prefix on their screen names — are required to publicly disclose their current individual positions on their personal profile pages on the TheCryptoFool’s.com website. 
  • Affiliates of The Crypto Fool’s provide individualized investment advice and investment products. These companies may recommend or hold cryptocurrency mentioned in our publications. Editorial personnel have no knowledge of any affiliates’ holdings and/or specific recommendations, and the affiliates’ personnel have no knowledge of any editorial content before it is published. Our affiliate companies may also have their own disclosure policies, which they may make available on their respective sites.

Trading Restrictions

In addition to the above disclosure requirements, The Crypto Fool’s employees work under additional trading restrictions and guidelines. These restrictions require that they:

  • Must hold any Cryptocurrency they own for at least 10 days. (No day trading allowed — as if we’d want to!)
  • Cannot write about a Cryptocurrency in the period of 2 market days before to 2 market days after purchasing or selling the Cryptocurrency .
  • Must notify our compliance department every time they buy or sell a Cryptocurrency, regardless of whether they have written about it.

Risk Disclosure

DISCLAIMER: Cryptocurrency trading involves one of the most substantial risks of loss and is not suitable for every investor. The valuation of Cryptocurrency may fluctuate, and, as a result, clients may lose their original investment or possibly more. The highly nature of cryptocurrency trading means that cryptocurrency could have very large swings and can work against you, leading to large losses or can work for you, leading to large gains.

If the market moves against you, you may sustain a total loss greater than the amount you deposited into your account if you use leverage. You are responsible for all the risks and financial resources you use and for the chosen trading system. You should not engage in trading unless you fully understand the nature of the transactions you are entering into and the extent of your exposure to loss. If you do not fully understand these risks you must seek independent advice from your financial advisor.

We want to help you make money. However, The Crypto Fools is not in the business of rendering personalized investment advice. We can’t know all the relevant facts about you and your individual needs, and we cannot claim or represent that any particular Services are suitable for you. Accordingly, you agree that any recommendation or action taken by a Service does not constitute a recommendation that a particular security, strategy, or action is suitable for you. If you want personal advice, one of our founders, Douglas W. Shultz is affiliated with an RIA, Yorkshire Wealth Management. You are free to contact Yorkshire Wealth Management for a consultation or contact any number of RIA’s to find out if investing in cryptocurrency is suitable for you.

All trading strategies are used at your own risk.

Any content on The Crypto Fools should not be relied upon as advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. It is your responsibility to confirm and decide which trades to make. Trade only with risk capital; that is, trade with money that, if lost, will not adversely impact your lifestyle and your ability to meet your financial obligations. Past results are no indication of future performance. In no event should the content of this correspondence be construed as an express or implied promise or guarantee.

The Crypto Fools is not responsible for any losses incurred as a result of using any of our trading strategies. Loss-limiting strategies such as stop loss orders may not be effective because market conditions or technological issues may make it impossible to execute such orders. Likewise, strategies using combinations of options and/or futures positions such as “spread” or “straddle” trades may be just as risky as simple long and short positions. Information provided in this correspondence is intended solely for informational purposes and is obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Information is in no way guaranteed. No guarantee of any kind is implied or possible where projections of future conditions are attempted.

Disclaimer

None of the content published on The Crypto Fools constitutes a recommendation that any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. None of the information providers or their affiliates will advise you personally concerning the nature, potential, value or suitability of any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction, investment strategy or other matter.

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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In Conclusion

We have designed our disclosure and trading guidelines to serve our community, our customers, and our employees fairly. As always, though, you should remember to consider every piece of investment information you receive, here at The Crypto Fool’s or elsewhere, not as a de facto recommendation, but as an idea for further consideration. Even the strongest disclosure policy in the world does not excuse individuals from taking responsibility for their own decisions. Due diligence, critical thought, and use of the most extraordinary device in the world (the human brain) are crucial to your financial success. If you’d like to offer us any feedback on this stuff, email us at support@thecryptofools.com