We've had a nice little run here over the past 2+ weeks, going 9-2 (after the win Saturday night) and adding a tidy 3.5% to our clients' portfolios over that time. It's always nice when a four-game winning streak is immediately followed by another four-game winning streak; gains are made quickly and painlessly!
Since our loss at the end of basketball season -- and even with some minor backward steps (at times) over the first three months of baseball season -- PickLogic is up 6%, and we're back into the positive numbers for the year (we're still up less than 1%...but we're ahead, which is MUCH more than you can say for nearly every other investment out there).
To celebrate the official midway point of the baseball season (this week's All-Star break), we're going to do something that's rather unprecedented: a MONEY-BACK Guarantee for all of our clients (both new AND current).
We're so certain that PickLogic will be up at least 10% by year's end, that we will refund all subscription dues paid from July 1 through the end of the year if we don't hit the 10% number by December 31, 2008.
To clarify: As of today, July 12, we're currently ahead 0.77% for the calendar year. If that number (and you can track it daily on our results page) doesn't reach at least 10.00% by the last day of the year, any subscription fees that you've paid between July 1 and December 31 will be refunded to you on January 1, 2009.
For our current clients, of course, this is just a no-strings-attached benefit -- they're already paying their regular dues, and this is just an opportunity for a refund come year's end (which they know they probably won't get...but we DID go through the first 6 months of the year without a profit, so who knows?).
For our new clients, this should remove any risk involved in becoming a paying member -- what do you have to lose? Either you're up 10% by year's end, or you get any subscription fees you've paid by that time refunded to you. New clients have until August 12th (one month from today) to become a paying member, and to qualify for the guarantee. (And we'll still send you a PickLogic hat if you sign up by then as well.)
So that's the deal. We promise that we won't change our methodology (in either the way games are selected, or with the amounts they're bet) -- we're prepared to live with this offer regardless of the outcome. We've checked with our accountants, and (while they're not happy), we'll be ready with refunds should we not hit the magic 10% number.
Don't hesitate to ask questions (firstname.lastname@example.org) for clarification...and here's to hitting the 10% number by the end of October! (Our accountants will like to hear that.)