Cuffelinks focusses on content with enduring quality, to assist investors in understanding products, constructing portfolios and allocating to assets. We prefer articles on long-term themes, preferably through investment cycles, which will stand the test of time.
The finance world is littered with newsletters and websites giving stock selections and market predictions, often contradicting each other, and subject to constant reframing as the next bit of unexpected news hits the market. We prefer enduring insights.
Cuffelinks does not publish breaking news or stories on executive appointments, nor make short-term pronouncements on macro forecasts which rely heavily on predicting local or global economic or political events, which we consider little more than noise and guesswork. We are not short-term stock pickers, other than in the context of illustrating particular portfolio ideas, and we do not republish media releases.
What can you do?
We want fresh ideas, great writing, quality journalism, well-researched opinions and accurate arguments. You are welcome to comment on existing articles, or contribute an original piece. You should be an expert in your subject as we do not accept submissions from students or people promoting their own blog or services.
Contributions should not be written in highly technical language. Articles must be predominantly educational and not promoting or advertising a specific product. However, they may take a view on a type of structure, security or product which may have specific or general application, and examples are acceptable if we do not consider the context overly-promotional.
Articles must be original content not widely-published previously. We accept the content may already have appeared on the author’s own website and distributed to their own clients, but not in other commercial newsletters.
We are not trying to dumb down our content to the lowest common denominator, but articles must be interesting, relevant and understandable for readers who are not market professionals, but are engaged in managing their investments.
What are our requirements?
Articles should be around 1,000 words, with a maximum of about 1,250. Longer pieces will be considered where the type of article demands it. Please write in Microsoft Word, without columns or complex formatting. Contributors should avoid footnotes, little-known acronyms, financial jargon, academic references or articles which are similar to other pieces already published on our website. Generally, contributions should target an Australian reader and be accurate for Australian law and regulations. Download our style guide here.
Contributors may hold securities or investments that they mention in their articles but this should be acknowledged at the end of the article.
Cuffelinks does not necessarily endorse or agree with the opinions or recommendations that we publish. The writer or an organisation will be listed on every article.
We may ask for references to be checked or clarified and articles will be edited for our style. References to previously published items should use links with summary paragraphs, not direct downloads of the content.
Contributors warrant that their work is original, other than any acknowledgements in the text, and it does not defame anyone or breach copyright. Please see our Community Rules Policy on acceptable standards to avoid offensive or inappropriate material.
How do we thank you?
Cuffelinks is a community of investors sharing ideas, and we offer an outlet for experienced writers to air their opinions. We do not pay for contributions. To encourage a wide readership and to ensure our independence, we do not charge readers a subscription fee nor collect product-related fees.
In addition to having their opinion reach a wide audience of engaged readers, we write a brief note about each author at the end of the article and provide a link to a business website.
Copyright remains with the author but Cuffelinks has an unlimited right to republish, including selling the content. To a limited extent and not systematically, articles may be reproduced elsewhere but Cuffelinks must be attributed with first publication with the author and their company identified.
Not licenced to provide personal financial advice
Articles may contain general financial product information, but Cuffelinks Pty Ltd is a publishing service and does not hold an Australian Financial Services Licence. We are not authorised to provide personal financial advice. Cuffelinks Pty Ltd accepts no liability for any actions taken by Contributors or readers as a result of material published on our web site or contained in the related newsletter. Readers should be aware that investments mentioned in any articles may not be suitable for them, and may be subject to a variety of market risks. Cuffelinks is not attempting to influence the sale or purchase of any securities, and all readers should obtain personal independent financial advice.