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    What is fixed income? Many sharemarket investors are startled when they are told that the global fixed income market is more than twice the size of all those sharemarkets put together. It doesn’t resonate quite so much with retail investors since the big part of the fixed...

    Just as markets move in cycles, investment styles go in and out of favour. Both in the domestic and global markets, the last 5 years have seen strong outperformance by growth and momentum styles of investing. So we pose the question, is it time to...

    The goal for many people is to earn money on the side, while they go about their daily lives. For the most part, this is known as having a passive income and many have the goal of using this cash flow to achieve financial independence...

    Serious about earning a yield? If retail investors are serious about earning a yield they can hope to live on, one logical option is to look to the ETF (exchange traded fund) market where a number of ETFs have been specifically set up to maximise the...

    One of the great misunderstandings among retail and Self Managed Super investors is the belief that infrastructure stocks and property trusts are always good assets to hold if you are seeking a secure income stream. Sometimes, these stocks are even referred to as “bond proxies”, suggesting...

    One of the biggest mistakes amateur investors make is to get more concerned with fees than with net returns. They are mesmerised by the prospect of saving money rather than growing their super pie. It’s true, as superannuation expert Jeremy Cooper memorably pointed out not long after...

    Active ETFs are a relatively new investment type in Australia with the first one trading on the ASX in 2015. Since that time, they have exploded in popularity and for many people provide a more flexible and cost-effective alternative to your traditional managed fund. Do active...

    Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Active ETFs (which can also be referred to as Exchange Traded Managed Funds (ETMFs)) are open ended investment funds that are quoted and tradeable on the stock exchange. ETFs provide investors exposure to a certain index (ASX 300, S&P 500...