Wikinvest is created by an open community of contributors. We leave it up to our contributors to disclose as much or as little about themselves and verify none of their claims for accuracy. Some of them may also use anonymous screen names.
While we believe that the nature of a wiki, created by a community of users with a variety of viewpoints and areas of expertise, will naturally lead to the creation of useful and balanced content, people can and will post content that is biased, deceptive, misleading or completely incorrect. Our community members will undoubtedly help make our content better, but the openness of our platform is both our strength and our weakness. You should not, and you agree you will not, construe, treat or rely on content on Wikinvest as (i) advice from Nvest, Inc. or Wikinvest as to the value of securities, the selection of an investment adviser or the advisability of investing in, purchasing or selling securities or (ii) analyses or reports from Nvest, Inc. or Wikinvest concerning securities. Any content posted by us on Wikinvest has been posted in order to generate community discussion of such content, not to render any form whatsoever of investment advice or recommendation to you. Keep in mind that the content on Wikinvest is completely unverified. Much in the same way that one shouldn’t make investment decisions based on unreliable information, you should not take any information found on Wikinvest to reflect fact or truth.
The reality is you should not rely on the information you may find on Wikinvest (or on other websites for that matter). Use Wikinvest as a tool to help direct your own independent research. We are not here to give you tips, recommendations, or otherwise help make your financial and investment decisions. Neither Nvest, Inc. nor Wikinvest is an investment adviser and nothing on Wikinvest should be construed as our investment advice. Further, neither Nvest, Inc. nor Wikinvest owes you any fiduciary duties. You alone are responsible for making your own decisions.
Wikinvest makes no representations or warranties, nor do we guarantee the veracity, reliability or completeness of any information provided on our website or in any other information that is linked from Wikinvest. Doing so would be an impossible task. Wikinvest will not be responsible for any errors or omissions in information found on Wikinvest or found elsewhere and accessible from our product, or for any results, losses, or damages caused by the use of such information. Further, we make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the fitness, competence, integrity, or honesty of any user of Wikinvest, including any investment adviser, or as to the suitability, accuracy, completeness or truthfulness of any information, recommendation or advice, if any, provided to you by any user of Wikinvest. You alone are responsible for the results of your use of Wikinvest, and if you don't accept this responsibility for yourself, then you should not use Wikinvest.
If you ignore our advice to do independent research of companies, concepts, industries, experts or whatever else you may fine on Wikinvest, you have made a conscious, willing, free, and personal decision to do so.
As cyberspace develops, the freedom and openness from which we all benefit can make us susceptible to the ill intentions of bad actors. These people could infect Wikinvest, just as they infect other parts of the world. Caveat emptor!