As more Australians increase their allocations to government and corporate bonds, it is important to understand the two different ways you can make an investment. Just like shares, you can either buy and sell them directly or you can have someone else manage them for you. In the fixed income...
The fixed income asset class covers a broad range of investments: deposits, bonds, hybrids and securitised investments such as asset backed securities and residential mortgage backed securities. Eight reasons to consider investing in some of the fixed income securities listed above: Diversification – you can access governments, companies and investments...
There has been a growing sense of responsibility from investors demanding ethical, sustainable investments with the aim of providing positive returns and having a long term impact on society. According to Responsible Investing Association Australasia (RIAA), total assets under management engaged in responsible investment grew 39 per cent in 2018...
Bonds are useful in different economic conditions. Fixed rate bonds provide certainty in declining interest rate environments, floating rate notes pay a fluctuating rate of return and are often sought after when interest rates are rising. While inflation linked bonds are a very good long term hedge against rising...

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