Contributor Guidelines

What We Expect from Our Contributors

In a word: Professionalism.

With the Mission & Purpose of Financial Sense® in mind, we are pleased to publish articles and content that can be described as or contain:

  • Original/unique
  • Intelligent
  • Professional in tone
  • Focused
  • Clear
  • Well-reasoned
  • Well-researched
  • Well-written
  • Thought-provoking
  • Contributing materially to financial and investment concepts (i.e. substantive)
  • Properly cited and sourced
  • Grammatically correct
  • Correctly spelled & punctuated
  • Less than 10 pages in length
  • Proper disclosures about ownership positions or relationships with investments covered in the article

We reserve the right to refuse to publish, or to un-publish, contributions that do not meet these high standards.

We reserve the right to refuse to publish, or to un-publish, contributions that can be described as or contain:

  • Derogatory
  • Abusive
  • Plagiarized
  • "Rants"
  • Repetitive
  • Religious content
  • Profanity
  • Unprofessional
  • Irrelevant to the markets/economy
  • Blatantly political
  • Blatantly self-promotional
  • Recommendations regarding specific stocks
  • Recommendations regarding specific trading strategies

We value each of our contributors, and their desire to participate in the ongoing discussion about the markets and economy on Financial Sense online; however, publishing an article on our website is not a contributor's "right"; it is a privilege. While we welcome contributors with a wide variety of perspectives on the markets and the economy—even when they differ greatly from our own—we only publish articles we believe to be appropriately professional and of interest to our visitors.

We also value our hard-working Financial Sense online staff. We expect our contributors to treat our staff with respect and courtesy.

Contributors will be held to the Financial Sense's Terms of Use, and should pay special attention to the section on "Contributors."

Contribution Disclaimer

The material on this website, including our Financial Sense Newshour podcast, have no regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation, or particular needs of any visitor. These sites are published solely for informational and educational purposes and are not to be construed as a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any securities or related financial instruments.

We recommend that visitors consult with a licensed, qualified professional before making any investment decisions.

Contributors are solely responsible for the appropriate citation and use of third-party materials in their articles.

Contributors are solely responsible for including appropriate legal disclaimers, as well as disclosures of stock positions held, as they apply to their contributions.

The content of contributed articles on Financial Sense online and its affiliate sites does not necessarily represent the perspective and opinions of the Financial Sense staff, Financial Sense and/or its affiliates and/or advertisers. Financial Sense and its affiliates and advertisers make no representation, warranty, or guarantee as to the completeness and/or accuracy of the information on Financial Sense online. Visitors are encouraged to form their own judgments about the wide variety of perspectives and opinions presented by contributors to the site. Any opinions expressed in this site are subject to change without notice and Financial Sense and its affiliates are not under any obligation to update or keep current the information contained herein.

References made to third parties are based on information obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but are not guaranteed as being accurate or complete. Visitors should not regard it as a substitute for the exercise of their own judgment.

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Financial Sense and its affiliates and advertisers accept no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage of any kind arising out of the use of all or any part of the material on Financial Sense online or its affiliate sites.