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FIPA Seal of Approval

In order to provide information and guidance to investors that maintain the highest standards of objectivity, publishers do not accept payments of any kind for recommending a particular security or company. In addition, the Financial Publishers Association (FIPA) provides its Seal of Approval to members who abide by the following:

1. Distinction between investment publishers and investment advisors.

According to the 1985 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Lowe vs. SEC., publishers may be exempt from registration with the SEC as investment advisors. Consequently, most established investment publishers in the U.S. are not registered. To help clarify this distinction, non-registered FIPA members state on their websites and through other venues that they

2. Personal security transactions. Each publisher establishes company-wide rules to prohibit personal security transactions that profit at the expense of readers. Firms should have procedures in place to monitor the personal securities transactions of their employees.

3. Performance results. Each publisher should establish and publish a standard procedure for estimating performance results. The Association believes it is good practice to either publish a complete track record or disclose that investment results cited do not necessarily represent a complete performance record.

4. Privacy. Each publisher respects the privacy of readers, especially with respect to personal information provided by readers on the Internet and through e-mail.

Martin Weiss Releases White Paper at National Press Club
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FIPA Joins Safe Internet Alliance
FIPA is committed to promoting a safe Internet experience for all online users, and has recently joined a new group to support the development of online safety practices. The Safe Internet Alliance' central mission is to promote a safe online experience and better educate and protect all users, especially children, teens and the elderly, from Internet corruption, crime and abuse. Read more about it here or at

FIPA Director to Serve on Alliance for Investor Education Board
WASHINGTON, D.C.//September 3, 2008//Dallas Salisbury is the new president of the Alliance for Investor Education (AIE), a nonprofit consortium of 19 leading U.S. organizations involved in investor education. The other newly elected AIE officers are: Joy Howell, vice president; John Gannon, secretary; and Gloria Talamas, treasurer.
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Financial Publishers Association (FIPA) Develops Industry Guidelines
The FIPA announces guiding principles to establish uniformity among financial publishers.
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FIPA Members
Combined, the members of the FIPA reach 14 million investors through their regular publications and websites.
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Weiss Research Issues White Paper and IMF Letter on Banking Bailout
September 25, 2008 Weiss Research sent U.S. policymakers a white paper advising that the federal bailout of banks was not likely to succeed. See the white paper here. Weiss also made specific recommendations on additional actions that needed to be taken by the government to add staff to the FDIC to help speed any relief that it would provide in the event that the FDIC deposit insurance was needed by investors.

Martin Weiss Quoted in National Media on Financial Fallout
October 15, 2008 Weiss Research has been quoted in an number of news articles including the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, the Chicago Tribune and others on the actions by regulators to stabilize the market. Links to the articles can be found at The Toronto Globe and Mail article traced the Weiss predictions of the unfolding economic events back more than a year and can be found here.