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How to make the most of Firstlinks

We strive to find the best content for our readers each week and to make our site a free 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. 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. 

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 and unlisted securities. 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. 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.

5. Archive of all previous editions

Nine 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.

6. Trending and ‘Most Viewed’ articles

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

7. Special eBooks

Firstlinks has compiled 11 special eBooks over the years, selecting the best content from specific years or contributions to mark an important anniversary. See them under the top menu tab.

8. 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. Follow up on your favourite author.

9. Sponsor section

Each Firstlinks sponsor has its own page under the 'Sponsor' tab. If you read an article and you want to know more about the fund manager or company, it's a place where all previous articles and White Papers are stored. Are they smart enough to justify your business?

10. Free to register

Anyone can register to receive Firstlinks each week for free by filling in the registration box on the home page.

And look out for the return of our popular podcast, 'Wealth of Experience' for Season 2 in early 2022.

 

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