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Term deposits. Banks talk about them all the time. They mention interest rates and maturity rates but we want to look at them more broadly from an investment perspective. Do they make good investments? What is a term deposit? A term deposit, as the name implies, involves...

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...

Is my fund manager doing a good job? Fund managers play an important role in the provision of secure retirements for millions of Australians. So it is important to be able to assess whether a fund manager is doing a good job on behalf of investors....

Let’s lift the lid on fixed income investment jargon as we uncover the different types of fixed income securities. We begin with traditional corporate bonds which are effectively a contractual obligation to pay - very similar to a loan. The issuer of a corporate bond is...

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...

Why do I invest? The simple answer would be “to make my money grow” but upon reflection, the reasons for investing are more nuanced and have everything to do with defining my own future. I invest because I work too hard to not have my money...

Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis into fixed income has progressed by leaps and bounds in recent years. While a thorough analysis of each of the key ESG themes takes place as part of a company review, at Daintree we are taking this a...

As the name Active Exchange Traded Funds (Active ETF) indicates, they are traded on a Stock Exchange like ordinary shares even though each Fund might very easily comprise more than 20 different stocks. That’s a significant benefit of Active ETFs for investors who don’t already have...

The Australia corporate credit market is a concentrated market with the majority of issuers within the financial sector. However, it gives access to private company issuers that investors would not normally be able to access through the equity markets. These private company issuers are typically...