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  5. Other than individual screen rankings and scores provided by our various mechanical strategies we have or offer no views, good or bad, about any companies listed on the JSE. We are restricted from providing these views and cannot offer advice on existing shares in your portfolio or how to construct a portfolio for your particular needs.
  6. Our automated stock screens filter shares based on various fundamental factors and serve as tools to shortlist candidate shares for further investigation. We do not examine or seek out company prospects, management skill, pending lawsuits, internal fraud, financial manipulation or any other aspects that may affect the company’s share price. It is up to the individual investor to further inspect other aspects of shares to reduce their risks from these events.
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  8. Whilst long historical trends may statistically support certain assumptions about the future, remember that past performance is no guarantee of future returns. We merely aim to provide you with strategies that statistically stack the odds in your favour and lower your risks, but risks cannot be eliminated. Losses are part and parcel of investing and trading.
  9. There are many reasons why you may not be able to achieve similar returns to our strategies and model portfolios, including, but not limited to, bid/ask spreads, commissions, liquidity of shares being bought or sold and favourable intra-day timing.
  10. We offer no guarantee to the accuracy of data and calculations used.
  11. We own many of the JSE shares that come up on various lists in the strategies we cover, as we use the strategies and research for our own personal investment purposes. JSE rules require we notify you of this fact and the fact that we may dispose of or increase such investments at any time without notice.
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  15.  Whilst we provide email alerts for certain major categories of signals (such as timing models going long or short), we accept no responsibility for the timely arrival of these alerts or any of our alerting services.
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  18. Whilst we can give accepted best practice guidelines regarding asset allocation, diversification, portfolio construction and market timing methods we cannot offer personalised advice on any of the above issues specific to your risk profile and financial condition. Please seek this type of advice from a registered financial services provider.
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