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Commenting Guidelines

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

1. Moderated Comments. We review comments and reserve the right to block any comments or commenters, 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.
  • Be constructive. Attacks or “off-limits” comments such as those concerning threatened or actual litigation, or disputes between you and another will be excluded. If you would like to provide feedback or receive follow-up, please write to us directly at
  • No spam. Comments focused on selling a product or service, are 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.
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  • 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 at its sole discretion. The most current version will be available online.

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