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...
The Australian Commonwealth government along with the states and territories issue bonds to help pay for goods and services they provide. Globally, other sovereigns and their states and municipalities as well as government run entities also issue bonds. Combined, global government bonds make up a large percentage of the...
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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