It is a total no-no for a registered investment advisor to “guarantee” an investment return. It is even worse to run sans licensing within your state’s guidelines while promoting a fund that has already lost everything. Unfortunately (and I hate saying this), those actions are what a Colorado-based hedge has been accused of doing.
Investors need to keep an eye out for early warning signs of trouble. “Guarantees” are one reason you should walk away from a particular investment, and suspect dealing in a sector is a big reason to be wary of it all.