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10 ways to make the most of our new website

For the first time since we started Cuffelinks in 2012 (318 weekly editions ago with 2,400 articles from 600 market experts), we have launched a new website.

All the content from the old site has migrated across, and we have retained the most popular features while adding some new ones.

We strive to find the best content for our readers and to make our site a resource for your investing needs. We edit all articles and curate them into a readable form to maximise the use of your time, and there are no annoying logins or forgettable passwords to worry about.

Here are 10 ways to make the most of this resource:

1. Enhanced search function

The search box in the top right of the home page is a good way to find articles on almost any financial subject. After you click the magnifying glass, another box will appear so you can refine your search.

2. Education Centre

This section has become one of the most popular on our website. It holds ETF reports, LIC updates, hybrid pricing and reports on hundreds of listed securities. In recognition of its appeal, we have added a carousel to the home page to show the reports or it can be accessed from the top menu bar.

3. White Papers

Our sponsors provide longer research papers which often contain more details than their articles. There is now a White Paper section on the menu bar which shows all the papers since 2015, plus a White Paper carousel with the latest pieces.

4. Classic Articles

Cuffelinks has published some wonderful articles over the years which may have been missed by newer readers. Who knew, for example, that Paul Keating provided three articles in our first three editions? On the home page, under the new White Papers carousel, is a new section where we will add classic articles from the past, and regularly update them. Always worth another look.

5. Subject articles highlighted

We have grouped articles into major categories and added a new section under the subscription box which shows the latest articles from each of these major subjects. A chance to catch up on recent material.

6. Archive of all previous editions

Seven years of previous editions are stored under the Archive section on the top menu bar. Select any of the years and previous editions, and there’s a wealth of material, most of which has not dated.

7. Trending and ‘Most Viewed’ articles

Want to know what others have been reading in the last two to three weeks? The ‘Trending now’ articles will scroll across the top and be included next to any of the articles in the ‘Most Viewed’ section.

8. Special eBooks

Cuffelinks has compiled six special eBooks, selecting the best content from specific years, or contributions to mark an important anniversary. See them under the top menu tab.

9. List of all authors

Our list of authors reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of Australian finance. Under the archive tab on the top menu bar, all authors are listed alphabetically by first name. It’s the place to look for insights from Paul Keating, Chris Cuffe, Howard Marks, Hamish Douglass, Roger Montgomery, Phil Ruthven, Monica Rule, Don Stammer, Ashley Owen, David Bell, Noel Whittaker, Pauline Vamos, Jack Gray … too many to list here.

10. Thumbs up

And finally, a big thumbs up feature on each article. If you like what you read, tell the author with a quick click. It will also help us to know what is working with our readers for future article selection.

After such a big transition, we know some things are not quite right yet. If you find something that should be fixed, please let us know at mail@cuffelinks.com.au.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

6 Comments
Geoff
August 20, 2019

You're seemingly unaware of how your shiny new website renders on IE11 or else you'd have fixed it by now. Underneath, where the lists/tabs of content are, doesn't render at all. It's just gobbledygook. I grant you IE11 is untrendy old tech but given your audience is finance people, lots of whom - and I mean tens of thousands like me, will be locked into untrendy old tech by their IT overlords, you might want to check it out. You don't need to publish this - it just seems like the best way to let you know. Cheers

Graham
August 20, 2019

Thanks, Geoff. This has been fixed.

Denis Blom
August 15, 2019

Thanks for the great publications over the years. I have always found the articles relevant and of interest. Glad that there is an archive for them all.

Best wishes, Denis

David Horwood
August 15, 2019

Thanks Graham, A vast resource, suitable for many levels of understanding. Firstlinks is now off-the-cuffe.

Graham
August 15, 2019

Thanks, Donald. We have been publishing under the name 'Firstlinks' for many months, but we did change our website address this week to coincide with our new site. The name was chosen because we provide the 'first links' to original content. Less important but we finally acknowledged that many people were spelling 'Cuffelinks' as 'Cufflinks' and may not have found our website. Our website will be firstlinks.com.au in future, but anyone going to the old site will be redirected.

Donald
August 15, 2019

Gentlemen and ladies, congratulations on your Publication. So it is now called FirstLinks? Must I keep two files?
When did the Firstlinks appear?

 

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