Editorial Process

Market Index provides timely and accurate finance information so readers can make better investment decisions.

We’re not the place to come for thousands of click-bait articles... We're the place to come when you want thoughtful, concise, data-driven insights.

To achieve this, we use an established Editorial Process to make sure we’re fulfilling our promise and publishing news that meets (and hopefully exceeds) our standards.

We use a 5-pillared approach to provide readers with the most useful financial news:


1. Accuracy

To make accurate investment decisions, you need accurate data.

Our share price data come from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), while fundamental stock information comes from Morningstar. All other data sources must come from websites vetted by our in-house Editor.

All articles are reviewed by our in-house Editor prior to publishing.


2. Readability and Accessibility

The finance world can be full of jargon, buzzwords, and confusing acronyms.

At Market Index, we strive to keep our stories simple and concise. When acronyms or key terms are needed, we provide clear, useful definitions.

Lastly, we care deeply about the design and aesthetics of our website. We’re always working to make our site as clean and readable as possible, with clear layouts and no clutter.


3. Deeper insights

We’re not interested in repeating headlines or echoing company talking points.

Instead, we dive deeper. We look to broker reports, sector trends, and technical analysis to go beneath the surface and provide you with the highest quality coverage possible.

We link to reputable external sites when they enhance our readers’ understanding of a topic. We don’t want to capture your attention, we want to provide you with the information you need, regardless of where it is.


4. High journalistic standards

As an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) holder, it’s our responsibility to ensure high journalistic standards. Our news content is unbiased, timely, and relevant to Australian investors.

We carefully select our writers and are committed to providing them with regular professional development. We teach them best practices for research, sourcing, and writing, and all content is reviewed by our in-house editor to meet our standards of clarity, accuracy, and usefulness.

For more information, please read our Ethics, Standards and Corrections Policy.


5. Transparency

We don’t let people write stuff for us – it’s all our own words, and we always retain final editorial approval.

Whenever we write about a stock that is an advertiser on Market Index at the time of publishing, this is disclosed at the bottom of the article.

Likewise, when we partner with brands and companies in writing content, a "Sponsored" tag is placed at the top of the article, right underneath the headline.

All journalists are forbidden from writing about companies in their portfolio.


Lastly, we strive for continual improvement

We’re not here to bombard you with irrelevant information for the sake of information.

We’re here to give you concise, data-driven market news.

If you think we could do better, please let us know by sending us a message.