Mindful Money’s editorial policy – 697

1st January 1999

We are editorially independent

Mindful Money is editorially independent.

This means that we are not restricted to writing about certain topics – nor prevented from writing about others.

We write about stories that are important, topical, and which we feel are relevant to you the audience and the wider investment community.

With three of the biggest investment and asset managers on board we have access to the experts who can give us insight into topics that are of interest to you.

But we are not restricted solely to speaking to them. We have a broad panel of expert commentators we can call on.

We have the expertise

Writing for Mindful Money is a team of writers who have a wealth of experience in investment journalism. Between them they have worked on a wide range of publications, including many of the UK's leading newspapers, magazines and websites.

When we seek outside knowledge, the majority of investment expertise will come from our sponsors, after all they are three of the largest and most experienced investment and asset managers in the world.

But, if we need to cover a topic that they don't have the expertise in then we'll seek that elsewhere.

Our aim is to always give you the expert view.

Any links to materials or websites from our sponsors that we feel will be of interest to you as an investor you'll find located in the ‘sponsor links' box to the right hand side of the associated article.

We will also provide links to anything else we've seen, heard, or read on other sites that we feel adds to the topic.

We are community-led

We want Mindful Money to be unique in that rather than telling you what's happening in the investment world, we take what is happening from you, and what you are talking about.

If a topic's being talked about online, we will talk about it here on Mindful Money.

We take a big picture view

Too many news organisations and websites like to think they provide everything you need – in one hit. But we all know that isn't how the web works.

There is a plethora of information out there. And the smart investor knows that you would be foolish to believe everything you read.

That's why we take a big picture view.

We provide insight into what's happening on investment sites all over the web – all over the world, in fact.

And we give you the differing views and opinions.

This means that sometimes you will be in familiar territory. Other times we will take you to places you may never have been before.

But by doing so we hope to broaden your knowledge and ultimately help you become a better investor.

We aim to spark debate

Sometimes you'll read something on Mindful Money that you haven't come across before. You may agree, or you may disagree.

Whatever your take on a particular story or topic, we want to hear from you.

We will never offer advice

It's our policy never to provide financial advice anywhere on the site.

We will never sell you anything

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6 thoughts on “Mindful Money’s editorial policy – 697”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I do not believe that we (or the US) are a true democracy at all. The good thing about the Lords is that they are not elected but are (mostly) there on merit and life experience.

    As reform plans emerge later this year it will almost certainly be steered in an even more political direction. This will be wrong.

    I thought Shaun avoided politics on this blog?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Hi KG
      I do avoid politics and define this as the following. I do not enter into the political yah boo sucks debate of one party on another. However I do from time to time criticise our political class as a whole which I feel I have followed here as all 3 main parties have contributed to a massive expansion of the House of Lords. I also have done so abroad as Europe’s politician’s have made a hash of the Euro zone’s problems….America’s politician’s on her fiscal crisis and so on.

      As ever I welcome readers thoughts on this definition as I think independence on politics is important and frankly rather rare

  2. Phwill77 says:

    Not sure `mortgage data is that relevant, as there are loads of cash buyers out there that would not necessarily show up

  3. Anonymous says:

    Inflation? Heh, let’s have a poll!…

    Inflation Expectations Fall in U.K., Bolstering Doves at Bank of England


  4. Mac says:

    An unelected second chamber would seem incompatible with any definition of democracy. Having said that if it truly acted as a scrutiny committee or safety valve able to send laws back to the Commons for reconsideration then it might just be justifiable, but that would depend on its makeup.

    What is holding up house prices in areas which don’t have the bubble effect? Some advertised prices in the North are certainly softening but even in traditionally affluent areas a substantial discount to asking price can be achieved. It’s more to do with the black arts than an underpinned pricing structure.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Hi Mac
      I think that the problems are exacerbated by the fall in volume as the number of houses bought and sold has fallen considerably. It may well also be likely that the houses sold in London are disproportionately affecting national indices as they are individually often very highly priced and some element of normal volume has remained. The effect may be like income distributions where again a few people with very high incomes drag the average above the mode and median.

      As we get more volume I expect there to be more falls in prices but London is like premiership football just as you feel the bubble has to burst something bails it out..

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