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    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...

    In a perfect world an investor in Australia would hold a four-box portfolio of investment assets featuring Australian shares, international shares, fixed interest and cash in approximately equal measure. This provides that most important element of investment, diversification. Far too many people don’t pay enough...

    The legendary investor Warren Buffett once said that it is only when the tide goes out that it is revealed who has been swimming naked. We think this aphorism is particularly apt when considering the US Federal Reserve’s quantitative tightening (QT) programme. There has been...

    Traditionally, when seeking income, investors have turned to fixed income investments such as term deposits or bonds. However, persistently low interest rates have seen investing in higher yielding stocks become an increasingly popular strategy for investors seeking to generate an income stream. For example, according to...

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    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...