Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What’s your performance in 2020?
Our answer: Our portfolio is up +98% for trades taken in the period Jan 1st, 2020 to October 16th, 2020. We accomplished this with the highest levels of risk management in place: only 50% allocations since ultra high volatility started in March of 2020. Amazing results, and the rate of the Trade Alerts subscription will go up 20% as of January 1st, 2021.
Question: No bonus month anymore?
Our answer: No, the results are way too good to justify a free month. We are delivering a 10x return on your Trade Alerts investment (read the article with a detailed calculation here). Loyal followers who signed up before October 1st, 2020 received one bonus month. Going forward, no bonus months. In case you are really disappointed after signing up you can ask for a refund ONLY in the first week after signing up.
Question: Why is the price elevated compared to the other InvestingHaven premium services?
Our answer: Because the profits are (1) guaranteed (**) in recent years (2) astonishing. For this premium trade alerts service we set a price to reflect value, but even then we believe it’s too cheap for the value it creates. So prices are subject to move higher over time except for the members that sign up early.
Question: How do I know that these results are legit? The returns are hard to believe!
Our answer: They are hard to believe, understood. There are 2 reasons why you should know the results we advertise on this page are legit (1) InvestingHaven is focused on results and nothing else (anyone following our work knows this by now) and (2) as per our 1/99 Investing Principles it is only 1% of market participants that are able to share a part in the 99% profits. With our trade alert service we achieved the 1/99 asymmetric profitability rule which we have been researching for so many years (more than a decade).
Question: Who is behind the algorithm of this trade alert service?
Our answer: InvestingHaven Labs which is a small group of people researching to reach the highest level of profitability. In the end it is InvestingHaven’s quality label that matters. So yes Taki Tsaklanos has actively worked on this with a few other members.
Question: Is this a unique algorithm or do you re-use it from others?
Our answer: It is 100% unique, not copied from anyone. We worked on this for a decade, and optimized it by learning the hard way.
Question: Why do you offer the trade alerts with amazing returns as a premium service? You should have retired with these returns, not publish a premium service.
Our answer: That’s the plan, to retire in 7 years from now! You can feel free to join us … in the end that’s the mission of InvestingHaven which we defined 7 years ago and published in the public domain back then! With the trade alert premium service we are just materializing what we envisioned so many years ago.
Question: What do I need for this?
Our answer: If you are interested to have astonishing profits with 10 minutes of work per day you should consider this service. In the first weeks you have to spend more time to get acquainted with the logic of our algorithm and with our alerts. Moreover you need access to a brokerage or trading account that allows to trade the following 6 ETFs: SPXL, SPXS, EDC, EDZ, GLD, SLV. If you have an account outside of the U.S. please double check you can trade these 6 instruments with a low transaction cost before signing up with our service.
Question: What is the required level of knowledge?
Our answer: If you are familiar inserting buy orders, sell orders and change the stop loss of an open position, you meet all the criteria to join this service. You certainly don’t need to be an experienced trader, on the contrary … this service is designed for people that have no clue about trading but want the results of perfect trading! You need to be able to learn how a trading algorithm works, and be open minded to our logic.
Question: What is the required level of experience?
Our answer: This should not be the first trade you take in your life. However, if you are familiar placing precise orders and understand the difference between an open market order vs limit orders you can do this! You need to understand how to look up an ETF like SPXL or SPXS, enter a trade and add a stop loss, that’s the minimum required experience.
Question: Is this service meant for investors, for traders or both?
Our answer: It’s primarily for investors who want to feel the excitement of doing trades on a shorter term timeframe. Investors typically have to wait many months before taking profits. With our trade alert service you’ll have profits in the first weeks, and if you accumulate profits the results will be astonishing without understanding anything about trading models or trading algorithms. In the end our service is open for everyone, we welcome anyone who wants to enjoy the benefits of an ultra-simple to use trading system with astonishing profit potential.
Question: Are you trading futures or options?
Our answer: No certainly not. That’s because the risk of trading options or futures is extremely high. You also need to be extremely experienced to trade options or future. We only trade 6 ETFs: SPXL, SPXS, EDC, EDZ, GLD, SLV. That’s it, nothing more nothing less. If you want to follow our algorithm your investing or trading account should have access to these 6 ETF’s.
Question: Why do you trade ETFs?
Our answer: We trade only a few ETFs because of the low risk associated with ETFs and general accessibility. However the ETFs we have chosen are 3x leveraged which carry an inherent risk. Our algorithm is programmed in a way to mitigate this risk though.
Question: Which broker do I need to qualify for these trades?
Our answer: We trade 6 different ETFs: SPXL, SPXS, EDC, EDZ, GLD, SLV. So any broker that offers these 6 ETF’s is qualified for our premium trading service.
For U.S. based investors and traders it should be easy to have access to the 6 ETFs we mentioned above.
For EU based investors and traders we know that Saxo Bank has the complete offering of the 6 ETFs. Some others have an incomplete offering: deGiro has only SPXS, Plus 500 has EDC/SPXL but not EDZ/SPXS, both with the data at hand on Jan 2nd 2020.
For non-U.S. and non-EU based investors and traders (Latin American, Canadian) it is not by default that your current broker offers these 6 ETFs. You may need to open a trading account with a global broker in order to have access to the 6 ETFs we trade. There are plenty of options like Saxo Bank, Ameritrade, Fidelity, Interactive Brokers, Webull. This is a non-exhaustive list. If you need some guidance you can check this online tool https://brokerchooser.com/find-my-broker
Question: I am based outside of the U.S., can I participate to the trades?
Our answer: Anyone based in the Americas and Europe will be able to participate. That’s mainly because those few times you have to enter a trade or change a stop loss happen during U.S. trading sessions. Anyone based in the Americas or Europe can do this during their normal day.
However, people based in Asia will do make the assessment themselves. If the U.S. trading sessions fall in reasonable hours you may consider this trading service. The further to the East the harder it will be. In the end everyone in Asia has to make a self assessment, and conclude how feasible it is to follow our alerts during U.S. trading hours (even though our buy/sell/stop loss changes occur only a few times per week).
Question: What is my minimum required capital?
Our answer: We trade on average once per week. So to avoid that transaction fees become too heavy of a burden on your profits we recommend to start with a capital of $10k. You can start as of $5k as well but your transaction costs will weigh on the results in the first year (only in the first year by the way).
Question: How much time do I have to spend?
Our answer: You only have to spend 10 to 20 minutes per day when there is an active trade, most days however there is no action required other than double checking that the stop loss price communicated in our daily digest is correctly set!
Question: When exactly do I have to spend this limited time per day?
Our answer: Most of the time you can read our alerts or digests at any point in time during the day. However on average once per week you will need to be able to do a trade (which only takes a few minutes) during U.S. trading hours; so those days your reaction time has to be rather fast (within a few hours) based on our real-time email alerts.
Question: What were your results during the Corona crash?
Our answer: Outstanding, beating 99% of market participants. Hard to believe but true: for the trades taken during the first quarter of 2020 we had a realized profit of 45% in the S&P 500 category. In the second quarter of 2020 we had a realized profit of almost 80% in the S&P 500 category.
Question: This looks too good to be true, I still don’t believe you guys.
Our answer: No worries, you don’t have to. We are not here to convince anyone, we are here to share success based on hard work and deep research. In times where financial and social media publish tons of useless ‘financial content’ we want to bring quality to the table. But we are not here to sell anyone nor convince anyone. If you don’t believe us we wish you good luck elsewhere.
(*) Question: So you guys beat Buffet and the S&P 500, can you prove it and what about world’s top performers like Medallion Fund?
Our answer: The annual results of Buffet in his Berkshire Hathaway are approximately 20% per year as per this official document. One of the best performers in the world is Medallion Fund which generated an 39% average annual return since 1988. Since the existence of our algorithm we did beat those numbers largely as well. As said before all trades are available in the trade log book in the member section.
(**) Question: Can you guarantee that profits in the next year(s) will be positive similar to the past?
Our answer: Trading markets or investing in markets has a factor of risk and uncertainty. Past results, no matter how great they were or achieved by which guru, do not guarantee similar results in the future.
Question: What happens if the profit potential of your algorithm diminishes in the future?
Our answer: In the unlikely event that we see our algorithm underperform compared to the great results from recent years we will be the first to signal this. Obviously we do everything to adjust our algorithm continuously to continue to book the profits we achieved in recent years.
Question: Why don’t you offer a trial period?
There is no trial period because there is nothing to try out. We are not here to sell anything. We are here to share the outcome of a methodology to take short term trades, and it has a proven track record. No trial period if the results speak for themselves.
Question: When/how will you grant that free month? At renewal we will notify you that we will give you your bonus month. For those paying with a credit card you will have a discount of 43 USD. For those paying with Paypal you will get a cash back of 43 USD. In case you do not want to renew, please send us a message so we will extend your membership with one month (we will not renew your membership in case you change your mind, it’s as a self service that you have to re-enable it.
Update in October of 2020: No bonus months granted any longer. We are booking astonishing results, as per our premise. We commit, we deliver. We create value, and that’s why we discontinued the bonus month. If you are disappointed after signing up, you can request a refund in the first week after signing up.