Any post on the Stockopedia site, whether by our in-house writers or otherwise, is an expression of personal opinion at a point in time and does not represent the view of Stockopedia.
The nature of the stock market is that, on a given stock at a given moment in time, there will be a range of opinions, bullish and bearish, often expressed with great conviction and passion.
This is a **DYOR (Do Your Own Research)**website designed for self-motivated investors who are comfortable making their own decisions, which we believe is the right way to approach investing, rather than being offended by or blindly following the tips or judgments of others. Our philosophy mirrors that of Voltaire who allegedly once said:
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend the death your right to say it"
You are welcome to **challenge or disagree **with any views expressed - indeed, we would encourage you to get posting and join in the debate - but we will not moderate views unless they clearly violate our Posting Guidelines. Our policy on defamation is set out in the next FAQ below.
If you don't like reading something, you're welcome not to read it but that doesn't give you the right to censor the views of others. If anything, we would actually strongly encourage investors to seek out & embrace differing opinions, rather than simply looking for those who would agree with them. We discuss the negative impact of Confirmation Bias on investment returns in detail here.
Common to some of the greatest investors (e.g. George Soros) is a search to engage with contrary perspectives. A lot of the thinking behind Stockopedia is intended to provide you with data-centric visual indicators that can challenge your own assumptions about a stock's past performance and prospects. Falling in love with a stock usually ends badly.