Investment warnings

The information provided by the Investment Reader is for general information and use and is not intended to address any reader’s particular financial requirements. We do not seek, nor are we authorised to, offer advice on specific investments. Even if we had that intention, which we don’t, it would be impossible to do so without detailed knowledge of members’ personal circumstances and tolerance for risk, which we clearly don’t have.

We do provide members with information and ideas for further research at their own risk. The content of Investment Reader should not be taken to constitute any form of advice or recommendation and is not intended to be relied upon in making (or refraining from making) investment decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and a third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.

We would also like to draw attention to the following general investment warnings. The price of investments and the income derived from them can go down as well as up. Investors may not get back the amount they invested. The spread between the bid and offer prices of securities can be significant in volatile market conditions, especially for smaller companies. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance.

The contributors to Investment Reader may have a position in, or engage in transactions in, any of the securities mentioned in the publication. Any such transactions will be disclosed where relevant and are monitored and subject to a compliance code in order to avoid actual or potential conflicts of interest. We subscribe to the Press Complaints Commission’s recommended code of practice for financial journalists.