Financhill Disclosure Policy
Your money is important to you and we appreciate that you visit Financhill to gain insights into financial markets. As such, we are committed to being transparent when it comes to important information about stocks, options, futures, and other securities we write about.
Our Financhill Disclosure policy is written to ensure you know exactly where we stand and to ensure you are well informed.
We Aim To Stand In Your Shoes
At Financhill, we believe that investing is a key component to a prosperous future and retirement. We support our staff in their efforts to build a brighter future for themselves, and if that means investing in financial securities we support them.
The reason we don’t prohibit investing is that historically the returns of the stock market have been very impressive, and been a primary source of retirement income for millions of people worldwide. To prevent our own staff from participating contradicts our philosophy to support the growth of our stakeholders, you – the reader – and our own team of people who serve you every day.
We also believe that our staff who write for you will be best at what they do if they stand in your shoes. By doing so, they can better serve you with information, insights, research, and education that may otherwise be less thorough.
We write about financial markets online and via paid services. If we hold a position in any security that we write about we will disclose that to you. Whether you sign up to a free or paid service, we will disclose any holdings the author has in any positions discussed.
Integrity is a prized commodity, and we strive for that in everything we do. Now, here’s the legal jargon in the form of our disclosure policy.
- Financhill writers are obligated to disclose any positions or beneficial interest in financial securities held.
- Public disclosure of any positions held by employees and contractors is required in online articles.
- Business partners of Financhill may provide investment information. We do not have any knowledge of their editorial content prior to publication and encourage you to view their disclosure policies to understand what beneficial interest, if any, they have in securities referenced.
Staff Trading Restrictions
Financhill employees are subject to trading restrictions whereby they must hold any stocks reference in blog articles that they own for a minimum of 1 trading week and cannot publish articles within a window of time that spans 2 trading days prior to and afterwards. They must also inform our compliance department when buying and selling securities.
When you see advertisements on Financhill, you can reasonable expect that we are being compensated for the placement of the ads, whether from brokers, financial publishers, or others.
Data, and Content Providers
Our major providers include Morningstar and CBOE.
Major Service Providers or Other Partners
Infusionsoft, Amazon, Google, and Bronto.
Our disclosure policy and trading restrictions are designed to better serve our readers, members, staff, and stakeholders.
In all cases, we encourage you to view our information as just that, information, and to speak with a financial advisor about any actionable steps you wish to take.
Regardless of the stringency of our disclosure, it is your personal responsibility to manage your own financial decisions and we encourage you to be prudent and ask for help from certified professionals.
Last updated November 15th, 2019.