Editorial Principles


Snacks, which is part of Sherwood Media, is a curated digest of business news stories with insights delivered in our newsletter, on our website and social media, and in other formats. Sherwood’s team of writers and editors work hard to make this news accessible to everyone, which is an integral part of Robinhood’s greater mission to democratize finance for all.

In helping to achieve this important mission, Sherwood’s editorial team aims to deliver news coverage that’s accurate and fair and free from real and perceived conflicts of interest. As a subsidiary, Sherwood Media is independent from Robinhood and takes great care to ensure our neutrality and credibility. Nothing is more important than earning and maintaining the trust of all our readers and viewers.

The following lays out our most important editorial standards and practices.

How we create our content

Sherwood’s writers and editors cover a mix of headline news and other stories that we think our audience will find relevant, informative, and intriguing. We conduct research using a variety of primary sources (including economic data, financial reports, press releases, and public statements) and secondary sources (mostly news articles).

In addition to covering news, we provide insights — highlighted in our editorial “takeaways” — based on our understanding of trends and our own experiences. We strive to delight our audience by using cultural references, creative analogies, and more. Our overarching goal is to deliver valuable information and a unique perspective that our readers and viewers can critically assess for themselves.

Editorial disclosure of possible conflict

The Sherwood team takes conflicts of interest very seriously. We have discretion to cover any news we think is newsworthy, appropriate, and interesting to our readers. When it comes to our parent company, Sherwood will cover Robinhood when we think it’s appropriate. But we won’t cover or incorporate data collected or published by Robinhood, or surveys it conducts or sponsors, including research about investing and financial trends or its customers. We will cover news about Robinhood’s competitors, just as we do any other company.

Editorial disclosure of stock and crypto ownership

When a Sherwood writer or story editor owns or has beneficial interest in an account that owns a stock, an option, or a cryptocurrency mentioned in our coverage, we will clearly disclose it. Examples of beneficial interest include a joint account with one’s spouse or child; a trust account in which one is the trustee; and other accounts of related people over which one has control.

How we manage corrections

When we make a minor correction, such as fixing a typo, we’ll update the online version of the newsletter and wherever else the error may appear. When a substantial factual error warrants a correction, we’ll update the online newsletter and include a correction in the next available email newsletter.

For video content, when there’s a substantial factual error that warrants a correction, we’ll note it in the next available video or consider replacing the video with a corrected version. We may update videos if, in light of developing news events, they no longer meet our standards.


To avoid real or perceived conflicts, we can’t accept gifts, tickets, discounts, meals, travel, hotel stay, and the like from people, companies, or organizations we cover or may cover. An exception: we can accept gifts whose value is $100 or less.

Sherwood Media content reflects the opinions of only the Sherwood Media editorial team and does not reflect the views of Robinhood Markets Inc. or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. It is for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation of an investment strategy or to buy or sell any security, digital asset (cryptocurrency, etc.) in any account. It is also not a research report and is not intended to serve as the basis for any investment decision. Any third-party information provided does not reflect the views of Robinhood Markets Inc. or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. All investments involve risk including the loss of principal and past performance does not guarantee future results.

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