There is a large and growing amount of information on this site, particularly under the 'Resources' category.


On most of these pages you will find two types of menu. The main one will link you to sub-categories of the material; the second, usually including the word 'Articles' in the title, will link you to a list of articles, chiefly from Common Stock, that are related to the menu item. Some of these Common Stock links may need a subscription to view them.

Related Articles

Many articles show a menu of tags at the top; these are links to related articles, articles which share the same tag; click on the link to display a list of these articles.


On all content pages you will see a 'breadcrumbs' navigation aid just below the header. In some instances you may find, when deep in the site's structure, that this gives only a link to the Home page. However, on all content pages you will find a 'Back' button to the right of the Breadcrumbs menu. This will step you back (naturally) to your previous pages.

Restricted pages

The content on this site is currently available to all users, with the exception of the most recent issue of Common Stock and the Membership Directory, which you will need a subscription to view.

Subscriptions and profile management

Once registered on the site and logged in, you will have access to all the information we have on record for you. To view your profile use the 'Log-in/Out button on the main menu. Here you can restrict who sees this information. You can also update it at any time. This is particularly important if you have subscribed to receive a printed copy of common Stock - if your information is out of date your copy will be returned to us; if your email is out of date, we have no way of contacting you to tell you.

To renew your subscription, click on the 'Subscriptions' tab of your profile. Here you will see the options available to renew or upgrade.

The site does not store any payment details for subscribers; all payment is done via the PayPal site, though you can use a credit card on that site even if you do not have a PayPal account.

You can choose to have you subscription payment set to auto-renew, to ensure that your subscription is Please Note any changes in your paypal account, such as a new card or bank account, will cancel this auto-renew payment; this is a Paypal thing and we can do nothing about it; you will probably need to cancel the arrangement and create a new one.