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FAQ's 1) What is your address and other contact information?

We are located on the East coast of South Florida, just north of Palm Beach. Click here for directions and map.

Weiss Capital Management, Inc.
7111 Fairway Drive, Suite 102
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Toll Free: 800-814-3045
Tel: 561-515-8558
Fax: 561-627-1011
Email WCM@WeissCM.com.

2) How do I register for a Weiss Capital Management event?

To register for an event or seminar, please call 1-800-814-3045; Email WCM@WeissCM.com, or click on Seminars & Events and follow instructions to register.

3) What are the most important factors involved in choosing a professional money manager?

We feel both risk management and low costs are two critical variables that should be emphasized when choosing someone to advise you on your investments. Investors should agree with the advisor's investment philosophy and feel comfortable with their quality and method of research and communication, as well as investment style. Here are some critical points to cover with a potential advisor to clarify and establish a solid mutual long-term understanding and relationship.

1. Know your investment professional's experience and philosophy of investing.

2. Make sure there is a communication and personality fit between you and your advisor.

3. Ask if they have specific investment strategies designed to help and protect you during current market conditions.

4. Ask and understand how your investment professional is compensated.

5. Be honest about your current financial situation, goals, objectives, and risk tolerance.

6. Ask about the services and limitations of your investment advisor.

7. Schedule a regular financial check up, to make sure you are on track or to make adjustments.

8. Call when circumstances in your life change that may impact your investment strategy.

9. Examine investment performance history, being sure to compare results obtained under particular market conditions, not just over a particular time frame.

10. Be realistic in your expectations regarding the returns expected on your account in light of the overall performance of the broad market indices.

4) How can Weiss Capital Management, Inc. help me with my investments?

The financial world today offers an incredible number of choices about how to invest your money. Choosing the proper investment mix and strategy is a difficult task. The time necessary to monitor and continually update your selections can be quite overwhelming. Increasingly investors are relying on professional investment advisors to help choose and monitor portfolios.

The first step is having a frank and open discussion with us to get a clear understanding of your goals and current financial situation. As a professional investment advisor, we can help you to:

  • Create well-defined objectives and stay focused;
  • Create a model to determine the resources necessary to reach goals;
  • Create an investment model to reach those goals;
  • Create a diversified portfolio based on your risk/reward tolerance;
  • Stay focused during periods of market volatility and not over react.
5) What do I do if I want to change my investment strategy, or allocate money into another Weiss investment program?

Simply call 1-800-814-3045 to speak to your personal financial advisor. For those who are invested in our Treasury Only Money Market Fund, call shareholder services at 1-800-430-9617, weekdays from 8:00am - 6:00 p.m. EST*.

6) How do I open a Treasury Only Money Market Fund Account?

Step 1. Go to www.weissfund.com to download a prospectus and application, or call the Fund’s distributor, Weiss Capital Securities at 1-800-242-8092 for a prospectus and application kit.

Step 2. Fill out the new account application form.

Step 3. Enclose your check made payable to "The Weiss Fund". (DO NOT make your check out to Weiss Capital Management, Inc.)

Step 4. Mail the completed application and check to:

Regular mail:
The Weiss Fund
c/o PFPC Inc.
PO Box 9833
Providence, RI 02940-8033

Overnight mail:
The Weiss Fund
c/o PFPC Inc.
760 Moore Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

7) How do I open a Weiss Managed Account?

Investment minimums vary depending on the program you choose. Click on the "Managed Accounts" tab on the home page of our website to get specific investment program minimums. If you would like to invest in one or more of our managed investment programs, here's what you should do:

Step 1. For the fastest service, click on the "Forms Library" tab on the home page of our website. Download and print out "Instructions On How to Open Your New Account", "The Investment Advisory Master Agreement", and the "Fidelity New Account Application" if your account will be a regular (non-IRA) account. If your account will be an IRA, or a SEP, download and print out the appropriate new account application and follow the instructions included.

If you prefer, you may call 1-800-814-3045 and we will send you out a complete kit to get you started.

Step 2. Once you have the forms and applications you need, fill out the Weiss Capital Management, Inc. Investment Advisory Master Agreement which authorizes us to buy and sell securities on your behalf under a limited power of attorney and outlines our investment fees and services. Please complete the Individual client information/Investment Profile section as well.

Step 3. Fill out the Fidelity new account application completely. Follow the instructions on the separate instruction sheet if you are opening a regular account or follow the instructions included in the application if either a Roth, SEP or a regular IRA.

Step 4. Enclose your check made payable to "Fidelity Investments". Please DO NOT make check payable to Weiss Capital Management, Inc., as it will be returned.

If you are transferring your account from another broker or advisor please download and complete a Fidelity Account Transfer Form for each account you will be transferring over. Please include a copy of the most recent statement for each account you are transferring over to us.

Step 5. Mail or overnight deliver the above information to us at:

Weiss Capital Management, Inc.
7111 Fairway Drive, Suite 102
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Attention: New Accounts

If you have any questions, or need help in completing the forms, please call us at 1-800-814-3045. We will be glad to assist you any way we can.

Weiss Capital Management, Inc.
7111 Fairway Drive, Suite 102
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Weiss All-World Strategic Growth Program
1.75% annual fee on all assets in account.
(Name changed from Weiss All-Star Growth Program on July 25, 2007)

Weiss Balanced Program

1.50% annual fee on all assets in account.

Weiss Bear Strategy
1.50% annual fee on all assets in account.

Weiss Managed Treasury Program
0.50% annual fee on all assets in account.

Weiss Dynamic Program
2.00% annual fee on all assets in account.

Weiss Diversified Income Builder
1.00% annual fee on all assets in account.
(Name changed from Weiss Diversified Income Program on July 25, 2007)

Weiss Diversified Income PLUS Program
1.25% annual fee on all assets in account.

Weiss Diversified Global Income and Growth Program
1.00% annual fee on all assets in account.
(Minimum investment and name changed from Weiss Miniature Diversified Program on March 31, 2007)

Weiss Select Equity Portfolio
1.50% annual fee on all assets in account.

Weiss ETF Strategic Allocation Portfolio
1.75% annual fees in all assets in account. (Breakpoints available)

WCM Sector Series ETF Sector Rotation: Concentrated
2.00% annual fee on all assets in account. (Breakpoints available)

WCM Sector Series ETF Sector Rotation: Diversified
2.00% annual fees on all assets in account. (Breakpoints available)

Weiss Total Return Convertibles Program
1.50% annual fees on all assets in account.

Our management fees are subject to discounts for sizable investments in any of our investment programs, or when our investment strategies and programs are combined. Please Inquire.

8) How does Weiss Capital Management, Inc. differ from a traditional stockbroker? What is the difference between a registered investment advisor and a broker/dealer?

Weiss Capital Management, Inc., is a "fee-only" registered investment advisor. As an asset management firm, we are concerned with the growth of your portfolio and the protection of your assets. We are not a sales organization. We work directly for you, the client, and receive no compensation from any other source. A stockbroker is a sales person, who is generally compensated by commissions relating to trading activity by generating the sale/purchase of a security through their firm.

9) If I come over to Weiss Capital Management, Inc. and open a managed account, will I be able to trade a portion of my own account?

No. When you hire us to manage your assets, we make all the trades on your behalf. We are a registered investment advisor, not a brokerage firm. Your account is managed by us according to the program we have mutually agreed upon, and according to any specific modifications you have requested. Should you wish to personally trade a portion of your assets, you may wish to retain that portion at a brokerage firm, or establish an outside account at a discount broker to make any self-directed transactions.

10) What about my existing portfolio? What will you do with it?

We will review your current holdings with you prior to transferring any securities over to the custodian (who holds your assets) for safekeeping. Our portfolio managers will determine which securities or mutual funds we may wish to hold or sell. If you own securities that you wish to specifically keep for tax, income or other purposes, you must let us know. We will make every effort to accommodate your request. Keep in mind that many securities and mutual funds are not transferable between custodians and must be liquidated beforehand. This especially applies to proprietary products and funds. We will discuss these holdings with you and give you our firm’s recommendation. The fee associated with this review and monitoring for this type of account is 1%.

11) Will you pay any account termination and/or transfer fees charged by my existing firm if I decide to move my account to Weiss?

Those fees (if levied) would be your responsibility but, typically, they are nominal.

12) Weiss Capital Management, Inc. is known as a professional and conservative money manager that is concerned with keeping its clients' money "safe." Can I lose money investing with you?

Yes, you can. Investing is not an exact science. All investing – no matter how conservative - involves predicting the future and risk of loss. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. Winning is never a problem for any investor, but losses certainly can be. That's why we encourage all investors to honestly and realistically examine their personal tolerance for loss and communicate that to their Weiss financial advisor before embarking on any investment strategy, because losses can and do occur.

13) Will I be adversely affected if my Weiss investment account falls below the minimum amount?

Generally, no. Our account minimums are established as strategy entry levels that allow us to adequately pursue a particular investment strategy. If the balance of your account drops below the minimum as a result of a change in market value or because of a normal withdrawal of investment funds, this will not generally affect the way your account is handled. Of course, if you make a sizable account withdrawal that brings your account balance substantially below the minimum, this may indeed impact our ability to properly pursue a particular strategy. Please speak with your personal financial advisor regarding the details.

14) How long does it take to open or transfer my account to you?

If you wire transfer funds in to us, it's usually only a day or two. If you are opening your account with a check, it usually takes about a week. If you are transferring your account(s) in from another firm, that can take typically anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks, depending on your accounts' complexity and the method of transfer chosen. If you are funding your account with the proceeds of a 401(k) or other retirement plan and need to first request and obtain a plan distribution, these situations may take as long as a month or more, depending on the requirements and the efficiency of the plan administrator.

15) What is the fastest, most efficient way for me to “fund” my new account with you?

Funding is different than “opening” your account. Opening your account is the accurate completion and timely submission of the new account paperwork and other related documents to your account custodian. Funding is actually getting your money and/or securities moved into your new account. There are many different ways to “fund” your account. Depending on the method you choose determines how long this process takes. The most common methods are listed here in order of the fastest to the slowest:

1. Client wires funds directly to us.
2. Client sends a personal check to us, made payable to the custodian, “Fidelity Investments”.
3. Client requests current broker to liquidate and wire proceeds to us.
4. We initiate (instruct your current broker) with your permission, to transfer your entire account in Kind (just the way it is) to us, or to either fully or partially liquidate your account or specific holdings and transfer the proceeds to us, or to transfer specific securities without selling them (partial transfer) to us. The exception: Proprietary products (private labeled) can NOT transfer.

Your Weiss financial advisor will suggest the method that most quickly accomplishes this for you based on your current situation.

16) What are the fees for your services?

Our income is derived from individual client account management fees. However, as a by-product of actively managing your portfolio, and thereby engaging in securities transactions in your account, you may, in addition to our fee, pay transaction commissions to brokers to facilitate these trades. Through negotiation, and by virtue of our volume of business, we have arranged reduced commission rates and institutional trading privileges for our clients' accounts. Weiss Capital Management, Inc. does not share in or receive any portion of these commissions. Our management fees range from 0.50% to 2.00%, depending on the type of program selected and the amount invested, and can be lower for larger accounts and/or the investment program selected. At this time, Weiss Capital Management, Inc. does not take any action or charge higher or special fees for accounts that fall below their respective minimum requirements. We do, however, reserve the right to modify this current policy going forward, should we find it necessary to do so.

17) If I need my assets for other purposes, is there a cancellation fee?

No. Weiss Capital Management, Inc. never loses sight of the fact that the assets entrusted to our care are yours. If you have other pressing needs for the money in your account we will help you get the money out of the account as quickly as possible. There are no cancellation or redemption fees. We look forward to you re-opening your account when circumstances have changed.

18) Will you notify me before you make trades in my account?

No, we will not. We make trades in each account according to the strategy on which we agreed upon. Weiss Capital Management, Inc. is a discretionary money manager, not a sales organization. It is our job to manage your investment portfolio based upon information contained in the risk tolerance section of the Investment Advisory Agreement. We seek to make the necessary moves to protect your assets and to achieve an attractive return on your investment. We take the decision making out of your hands, thereby alleviating you from this burden. You will, of course, receive trade confirmations a few days after each transaction occurs.

19) Will I be advised as to the current market outlook and the performance of my account?

Without a doubt. We believe communication is key to a long-term, successful relationship with our clients. Consolidated statements showing all your account activity will be sent to you monthly from the custodian. These statements will show the current holdings, transactions in the previous month, and the value of your account. On a timely basis we will also send you our newsletter, which will comment on current market activity and offer some insight as to our outlook for the next few months. And every January our custodian will send your 1099 tax reports to help facilitate your tax filing.

20) If I would like to wire-transfer funds into, or to fund, my managed investment account, what are the wiring instructions?

If your account custodian is Fidelity:

Chase Manhattan Bank (J. P. Morgan Chase & Co.)
One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York City, NY 10004
ABA 021000021
For the Account at NFSC
Account # 066 196-221
FBO: Client Name
Client Account Number (Letters included, if applicable)

NOTE: All Wires Must Be In U.S. Dollars

21) Who maintains possession of my assets and what protection do I have?

Weiss Capital Management, Inc. will supervise and manage your account held by our custodian firm, Fidelity Investments. Your assets are held in an account registered and accessible by you. In fact, we will not even accept checks made payable to Weiss Capital Management, Inc. All checks must be made payable to Fidelity Investments. The Limited Power of Attorney extended to us as an investment advisor allows trading authorization only, but at no time do we ever have possession or custody of your investments. Your account at Fidelity Investments is protected through the Security Investors Protection Corporation ("SIPC"). SIPC protects your assets, up to: $100,000 in cash, $400,000 in securities, for a total of $500,000 maximum. You also have excess SIPC insurance coverage, provided by Customer Asset Protection Company (CAPCO), a licensed New York insurance company that has received an A+ credit and financial strength rating from Standard & Poor's®,  to provide you with total net equity protection on the remainder of your assets. It does not protect against losses from the rise and fall in the market value of investments.

22) What other rights, laws, or protection do I have as an investor?

Besides the standard SIPC protection and the additional supplemental insurance coverage provided by Fidelity Investments, there are a number of federal, regulatory, self-regulatory and state securities agencies that serve and protect the interest of investors. "Insurance" per se for investment fraud does not exist in the U.S. but, as an investor you have many rights and recourses provided to you by the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, NASD Regulation, Inc. Stock Exchanges, and State securities regulators. Additionally there are many consumer groups and other concerned parties that help and educate investors such as the National Fraud Information Center, Investor Protection Trust, Alliance for Investor Education, and the Securities Industry Association, to name a few.

23) Can I have multiple investment accounts with you?

Yes, that is quite common. Many of our clients have an individual account, a joint account with their spouse, and IRA's as well. We can also set up UGMA or UTMA custodial accounts for children, college education funds, and trust accounts. On some of the smaller sized accounts, however, the investment choices are limited. We do require a minimum account size before an account is open, so at least one of the accounts needs to satisfy the minimum.

24) When determining my holding period for sales, do I use trade date or settlement date?

The IRS requires you to use trade date to determine your holding period. The "Date of Sale" on Form 1099-B is the trade date for each sale. Your monthly account statement however reports trades by settlement date, which is the date payment is due.

25) How am I taxed on mutual fund distributions?

Unlike dividends from individual securities, which are typically taxable in the year the dividends are paid, mutual fund distributions are taxable based on the record date of the distribution. For example, mutual fund distributions declared as payable to shareholders of record in December 2002, and actually paid in January 2003, are taxable as 2002 distributions and reported on Form 1099-DIV (See below).

26) Why is there a difference between my Fidelity statements and what is reported to the IRS?

Fidelity must adhere to IRS requirements when reporting on Forms 1099, which may result in differences between what is on your monthly and quarterly statements and what is reported to the IRS. For example, the IRS requires that transactions on Form 1099-B be reported on a trade-date basis even though your statements reflect sales on a settlement-date basis. Additionally, mutual fund distributions declared as payable to shareholders of record in December 2002, and paid in January 2003, are taxable as 2002 distributions and reported on Form 1099-DIV for the 2002 reporting year (See above).

27) On my monthly statement from Fidelity, certain transactions are occasionally foot-noted as “disallowed short-term loss”. What does that mean?

A disallowed short term loss refers to the sale of a security which was bought within the last 30-days. A sale within 30-days of a purchase that resulted in a loss cannot be used as a loss for offsetting taxes. Transactions of this nature are often referred to as "wash sales". Fidelity puts this notation on their statements as a courtesy reporting issue for clients. Clients may use alternate sale methods which may allow these losses. Consult your tax advisor for specifics.

28) Who regulates Weiss Capital Management, Inc.?

WCM is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser, and as such must abide by all applicable rules under the SEC Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

29) Do any of your investment trading strategies take into consideration either the wash sale rules that disallow the deduction of short-term trading losses, the declaration of and payment of income dividends or capital gains distributions, or any tax consequences associated with buying and selling mutual fund or other shares?

No, they do not. In pursuing our technical trading strategies, like the Weiss Bear Strategy or the Weiss Dynamic strategies, our Investment Team does NOT take the following into consideration: (1) the potential for the generation of current income through declaration of and payment of income dividends or capital gains distributions; (2) the tax consequences of buying and selling shares; (3.) any IRS wash sale rules. This is because these particular investment strategies strictly operate as purely price sensitive models – not tax efficient models - and operate independent from, and without regard to, any incidental or resulting tax implications that may occur, or may be generated by following a particular strategy.

30) Will I have to pay a penalty if I want to close my account?

No, there aren't any penalties assessed to your account upon closing. When you open an account with us, we will enter into an Investment Advisory Agreement to actively manage your account. This agreement will continue until terminated by either party. However, if the request to close your account is received prior to the end of the calendar quarter, our management fees will be based on a pro-rated basis after the settlement of all transactions.

31) I subscribe to some of the option services and various newsletters that are offered or published by your affiliate company, Weiss Research, Inc. Do you pursue the same strategies and recommendations in my account at Weiss Capital Management, Inc.?

No, we do not. Although we are both part of the Weiss Group, Inc., we are completely separate companies. We do subscribe to the same general philosophy of money management, but the actual techniques and investments employed in our strategies are different from those set forth in the newsletters and options services.

32) How have your various investment strategies performed?

Performance history is available on all our managed investment programs. Each of our investment program’s or strategy’s performance is tracked from the program's inception, annually, quarterly, and year-to-date. Just ask your personal financial advisor and they will provide you with the details.

33) What happens to my account when overall broad market conditions change – bear/bull – inflation/deflation, etc.? Will you automatically adjust my investment strategy?

Yes, we will - unless you advise us to do otherwise. One of the keys to investment success is to be in the right type, or “class”, of assets and investment vehicles in any particular market environment. Simply stated, certain investments perform differently during different market conditions. Often, the very same investments and techniques that made you money in a bull market will lose you money in a bear market, and vice versa. Different markets, as well as developing deflationary or inflationary conditions, require different strategies to be successful. Our investment strategies are designed to function under certain broad market conditions and, when those conditions change, the appropriate investment strategy (or mix) will need to be changed or adjusted. When we feel that a change is appropriate, we will adjust your investment strategy accordingly – no charge. However, the strategy or mix we move you into may result in a higher or lower management fee, depending on the new strategy or combination employed. Rest assured, any strategy change that may take place in your account will always be done within your personal stated risk tolerance parameters.

34) Do you offer financial planning, estate planning, or tax advice?

No. We are professional money managers. We understand the major issues involved in financial planning, tax and estate planning, and we can give you general guidance, however, we are not attorneys or licensed to give tax advice in those areas. It is wise to seek specific licensed professional counsel in those subjects.

35) I'm thinking of opening accounts in several of your investment strategies. How are those fees calculated?

Our fees vary, depending on the specific investment strategy chosen. Each of our strategies has its own fee. The fees charged for each of our strategies generally depend on the amount and type of work involved in managing the particular strategy. There are also fee discounts available for large personal or institutional accounts. The amount of the discount depends on the size of those accounts and the strategy selected.

36) Are your investment management fees tax deductible?

In some cases our fees may be tax deductible, however, you should consult with your tax advisor for the details.

37) What is a registered investment advisor?

Under the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, an Investment Adviser means any person who, for compensation, engages in the business of advising others, either directly or through publications or writings, as to the value of securities or as to the advisability of investing in, purchasing, or selling securities, or who, for compensation and as part of a regular business, issues or promulgates analyses or reports concerning securities. A Registered Investment Advisor is an entity that is registered with the state and/or with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as an Investment Advisor under the Act of 1940, and must abide by the rules of the Act. Weiss Capital Management, Inc. is an SEC registered investment adviser.

38) How, and when, is Weiss Capital Management, Inc. compensated?

Clients are assessed a management fee, in advance of each calendar quarter, that is based on the market value of each program in their account at the end of the previous calendar quarter. For example, an account invested in a program that is valued at $100,000 on December 31, with a 1% management fee, would be charged $250 (1/4 of 1%) for the first quarter. The account will be charged the next quarter’s fee based on the value of the account at the end of the previous quarter. The management fee is deducted directly from your account and, as a courtesy, prior to debiting your account for the fees due, you will receive a fee deduction notice in the mail. The fee deduction will appear on your monthly statement in the month it is deducted.

39) Can my management fee be deducted from my account, even though it is an IRA?

Yes. Management fees paid directly from an IRA are not treated as distributions, according to the IRS. Most clients prefer the convenience of having our fees deducted directly from their IRA accounts. Again, the option of making payment by personal check is available by request, if you prefer.

40) What if my financial or investment needs or objectives change?

If you feel that your investment objectives or your risk preferences have changed, please notify us and we will make the appropriate adjustments to your portfolio strategy. Also, it is important that you do let us know right away about any major changes in your life that might affect your investments or financial needs, such as divorce, change or loss of your job, a health crisis, or a new major financial obligation of some sort.

41) How much money does Weiss Capital Management, Inc. currently manage?

As of mid-year 2005, we manage in excess of $400 million in assets.

42) One of my needs is for monthly income and/or to satisfy my IRS minimum required IRA distributions (MRD's). Can you send a check to me or wire money to my bank account as needed?

Yes. We can easily set that up for you monthly, quarterly or annually, whichever interval you prefer. We can also arrange systematic minimum required distributions (MRD's) from your Regular IRA's under IRS Regulation 72(t). In most cases, except in the case of a wire transfer, there will be no cost to you for this service.

43) Do I have to pay you even if my investments lose money?

Yes you do. That's the way investment advisory and management works. We know some investors would like to pay our fees only if they make money, but federal law prohibits us from working on an incentive basis. It is actually illegal for investment advisors to participate either in the losses or the profits of their clients. Of course, we endeavor to see that your investments do not lose money, but in fact losses can, and do, occur. Investing is unpredictable and although nobody likes the idea of losing money, it goes along with the territory. Losses are no respecter of persons – they happen every day to both amateur and professional investors alike. Consequently paying investment advisory fees are not contingent on your account's investment performance. Keep in mind though that our interests are the same as yours, because as your assets grow, our fee grows along with them too.

44) I live thousands of miles away from your office in Florida. Can I still do business with you?

Absolutely! We have clients all over the United States and internationally as well. In fact, the majority of our clients live outside our area, and many of them have never visited our offices. You can still get all the benefits of our services through interaction by telephone, fax, regular mail, e-mail, and our website www.weisscapitalmanagement.net. Virtually all the forms and applications you need to open or change an existing account are on our website for your convenience.

45) Do you offer any aggressive money management strategies?

Yes, indeed. We offer several programs that seek above-market returns. Such returns cannot be assured, of course, and we do our best to make sure each investor is aware of the incremental risks inherent in seeking extraordinary returns. We have programs available in several levels of aggressiveness, and after consulting with you we will identify which one, if any, would be appropriate. We do not recommend that any of these strategies make up the majority of any investor's portfolio. Issues like tax efficiency, turnover, price volatility, and general suitability will be discussed with you. Additionally, these investment strategies are best used in a tax-deferred vehicle such as a Regular IRA, and even some of these can't be used in IRA's because a margin account is required as a component of the strategy. Margin accounts are not allowed in IRA's. The fact that any particular investment strategy may be considered aggressive does not necessarily mean that it will be the most productive for an investor. In fact, depending on market conditions, it may significantly under perform a more conservative strategy.

46) Can I have duplicate statements sent to my accountant, trustees or other interested parties?

Yes, we'll be glad to arrange that. We can also make sure your accountant gets any year-end statements with tax information as well.

47) May I make withdrawals from my account(s), or may I be able to get money out of my account quickly in case of an emergency?

Yes, of course. We can usually wire transfer money directly into your bank account or issue you a check within 72 hours - excluding holidays, or barring some unforeseen occurrence. Ideally, if you need to make a withdrawal, it would be very helpful if you would notify us in advance so the requisite amount of cash is available. Also, it is important to keep in mind that making unplanned withdrawals from your account may hamper the ability of the portfolio manager in making investment decisions. As a contingency, we recommend that you maintain a separate emergency fund, so that we don't have to unexpectedly sell long-term investments that may create an unnecessary loss in your account.

48) I own some stock and other investments that I would like to retain and I don’t need you to manage it. Please explain how you would hold these assets?

We can manage these assets for you. However, effective January 1, 2004, all non-standard assets will be billed at a flat rate of 1% annually. Non-standard assets are those assets a client brings into Weiss Capital Management, Inc. – such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds – that are not part of our specific investment programs.

49) How often do you review my investments?

We monitor your investments each and every business day. Then, when market conditions warrant, we adjust your portfolio according to your investment strategy objectives. Whether we have an occasion to speak with you or not, you can always be sure that at Weiss Capital Management, Inc., your investment portfolio receives the daily attention it deserves.

50) How will I know what you are doing with my investments?

First, we start you out in a specific investment strategy. Then each time a trade is processed in your account in the pursuit of that particular strategy, Fidelity will mail you an account trade confirmation. At the end of the month, Fidelity mails out a consolidated account statement recapping all your account's activity for that month, and will detail your complete portfolio holdings. Our management fees deducted from your account will be outlined and detailed quarterly for your reference.

51) Will my Weiss Capital Management, Inc. account be actively traded?

It depends on the investment program employed in the management of your account. Some of our investment strategies are more active than others. Your Weiss Financial Advisor can review with you the level of activity you should expect in any particular program. This activity is normal in the pursuit of a particular investment strategy, and does not increase the risk level of your account. Any trading activity in your account will always take place within your stated personal risk tolerance profile.

52) Can I access my Weiss Capital Management, Inc., investment account on the Internet?

You sure can! To get your online account access set up, just click on "My Weiss Account" tab on our home page and follow the instructions provided for your specific custodian. Unfortunately, MAC users cannot access their accounts online.

53) I would like to add more money to my Weiss Capital Management account at Fidelity Investments. What is the best, most efficient way to do this?

The quickest way is to send the money directly to Fidelity. You may choose either overnight mail or courier, regular mail, or wire transfer. Regardless of which method you prefer, there are three important things to remember when sending money directly to Fidelity:

  1. Tell your Weiss Financial Advisor that you're sending in more money to your account. That way we know to expect it.
  2. Make everything payable to Fidelity Investments.
  3. Put your Fidelity account number on everything you send or wire.
    Please use the following instructions:

Overnight Mail/Courier

Fidelity Investments
2300 Litton Lane
Department 8008
Mail Zone KH 2H
Hebron, KY 41048-8008

Regular Mail

Fidelity Investments
PO Box 5000 Department 8008
Cincinnati, OH 45273-8008

Wire Transfer

Chase Manhattan Bank (J. P. Morgan Chase & Co.)
One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York City, NY 10004
ABA 021000021
For the Account at NFSC
Account # 066 196-221
FBO: Client Name
Client Account Number (Letters included, if applicable)

NOTE: All Wires Must Be In U.S. Dollars

*The Weiss Fund is offered and sold only to persons residing in the United States and is offered by prospectus only. For questions about the Fund, including its yield, to obtain a prospectus, as well as new-account forms, please contact Weiss Capital Securities, Inc., the Fund's distributor, at: 800.242.8092, visit the Fund’s website at: www.WeissFund.com, or send an email to: AskUs@WeissCM.com. To download an electronic version of the Fund’s prospectus, click here. For customer service, including account servicing, please contact Shareholder Services at: 800.430.9617. Please read the Fund's prospectus carefully before you invest or send money. An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund. Distributed by Weiss Capital Securities, Inc., 7111 Fairway Drive, Suite 102, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. Dated: 09/06/07

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Weiss Capital Management, Inc.
7111 Fairway Drive, Suite 102
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Toll Free: 800-814-3045
Tel: 561-515-8558
Fax: 561-627-1011
E-mail: WCM@WeissCM.com
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