Ask Mike the CFA Disclosure

I believe in transparency and accountability. Day in and day out, I dedicate my time to delivering responsible investing ideas and sound financial education. That's why it's important that you know exactly where I’m coming from. With this in mind, I have developed a disclosure policy to guide communications. Please take some time to read through it, and hope it helps inform your experience here.

 

Education and Information Purposes 

Ask Mike the CFA is about teaching and learning. I utilize every available medium to teach people of all ages, all income levels, all backgrounds, and all genetic codes about money and its applications in modern life. Therefore, I believe my involvement in helping others become better managers of their own money is critical to their learning more about the subject and their succeeding in their own lives.

Internally, I have always strived to operate with the highest levels of integrity and transparency. As such, here are the key components of Ask Mike the CFA’s disclosure policy:

Disclosure

  • I will always mention that I have a position or beneficial interest in any investment I discuss or write about.

Trading Restrictions

In addition to the above disclosure requirements, I work under additional trading restrictions and guidelines. These restrictions require that they:

  • I cannot write or discuss an investment in the period of 2 market days before to 2 market days after purchasing or selling the investment.

  • I must notify my compliance department every time I buy or sell an investment, regardless of whether I mention it in a call or writing.

 

Business and Technology Partners

We have business relationships with an ever-changing assortment of companies, including technology vendors, leasing companies, data providers, banks, distribution channels, advertisers, landlords, accountants, and the restaurants up the street. Many of these companies are public companies operating in industries that we follow. There may be instances in which one of my conversations recommends a company with whom we have a business relationship. These occurrences are unintentional and coincidental.

 

Investing Advertisers

As a general rule, if you see ads from a company on our site and emails, that company is paying us for such placement.

 

In Conclusion

We have designed our disclosure and trading guidelines to serve our community, our customers, and our employees fairly. As always, though, you should remember to consider every piece of investment information you receive not as a de facto recommendation, but as an idea for further consideration. Even the strongest disclosure policy in the world does not excuse individuals from taking responsibility for their own decisions. Due diligence, critical thought, and use of the most extraordinary device in the world (the human brain) are crucial to your financial success..

Last updated June 6th, 2021.