Commenting Guidelines

We welcome your comments! To help ensure exchanges are productive and respectful of diverse viewpoints, we require that you follow our guidelines.

1. Moderated Comments. We review comments and reserve the right to block any comments or commenter, including those we deem inappropriate or offensive.

  • Be civil. We can handle disagreement and constructive criticism, but ask that you refrain from general or personal attacks, or being disrespectful of, Franklin Templeton, other companies, your fellow viewers, and others.
  • Stay on topic. Comments not related to the subject of the conversation, or otherwise “off-limits” (for example, comments concerning threatened or actual litigation, or disputes between you and another) will be excluded. If you have an idea for a different subject, would like to provide feedback, or receive follow-up, please write to us directly at
  • No spam. Comments that are focused on selling a product or service, promotional in nature, or attempting to influence polls, rankings, or web traffic will be excluded.
  • No offensive language. Comments including, but not limited to, profane or provocative language will be excluded (which means that discriminatory, libelous, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive or derogatory content, threats or harassment, obscene or sexually explicit language) will not be tolerated.
  •  No personal financial or private information. Please do not provide any of your specific account details or other personal information on this public site.
  • No investment advice. Comments that request or provide specific investment advice, recommendations or testimonials will be excluded as this site is intended as informational only.
  • Obey the law. Of course. Respect the rights of others, including copyright, trade secret, confidential or proprietary information, and so forth.

 2. Underage. We cannot accept comments from individuals under the age of 13.

 3. Guideline Changes. Franklin Templeton reserves the right to change these guidelines at any time in its sole discretion. The most current version will be available online.

4. No Official Endorsements. Opinions expressed in comments are those of the persons submitting the comments, and do not necessarily represent the views of Franklin Templeton (nor should FTI be considered to have endorsed, adopted, or accepted any responsibility for those views). Moreover, FTI does not accept any responsibility for comments made by its employees unless they are an authorized representative, or have been posted by the original FT author/moderator or are otherwise authorized by FTI. FTI does not verify assertions, data, or forward-looking statements in comments.

 5. FTI Employees. If you are an FTI employee, you MUST disclose your employment relationship and title when you submit a comment, and otherwise follow the company’s social media policy. (Thank you for helping maintain the integrity of our community.)

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