Whether you want to spend a little bit of time, or a lot on selecting the investments for your portfolio there is an investment option for you.
Start managing your super by making the decision to invest in a multi-manager portfolio.
Shares and investment markets
Owning shares gives you partial ownership of a company, meaning your fortunes are tied to how well a company does financially.
Hand the decision making process over to an investment professional when investing in a managed fund, a low touch investment.
Gain access to a professionally managed share portfolio, with all shares held directly in your name.
For investors who want to delegate the day-to-day trading decisions, a listed investment company offers exposure to a portfolio of companies in the one transaction.
ETFs come in all shapes and are designed to replicate the performance of whole share markets, sub-sectors and other traded commodities.
Over your investing life, there will be times when it makes sense for others to do the heavy lifting on investment decisions. Ready-made portfolios do just this.
Managing my portfolio and super strategies
We pit low touch investment options ETFs, LICs and Managed Funds against each other comparing what their features mean and what to watch out for.
Buying shares based on their P/E ratio alone is not a good strategy, but looking at price to earnings can be useful when taken in context.
Defensive investments and fixed income
A term deposit is useful for anyone interested in low-risk investing, particularly people who are very close to or already in retirement.
Buying into the high growth potential of emerging markets offers you the chance to benefit from the developing world’s growing middle class.
Five reasons to opt for low touch investment options to save you in time, effort and even stress.
A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a way to get exposure to the property market without having to deal with the hassles of buying a house.
Over time one of the most favoured investment structures can trade at a price more or less than it's worth, presenting investors with a dilemma.
The benefit of investing in something you use every day is that you can relate to why other people might use it - and pay for it - too.
Infrastructure investments could be a useful inclusion in your portfolio as they have different characteristics compared to shares and property.
The features of an LIC set it apart from ETFs and managed funds - find out why the differences matter.
ETFs are designed to track the market, giving you peace of mind your return will be the same as the benchmark.
Take the worry of making regular decisions away by opting for a fund that only changes its investments when the market also changes.
The beauty of having rules to make buy and sell decisions gives smart beta an advantage over funds that can bypass what the computer says.
Investing in the alternative space is more than just buying some art or collectibles. Find out how these investments can help you when sharemarkets are volatile.
Gold is a safe-haven asset for when other investments decline, but there are pros and cons to owning it - especially for those seeking income.
Fund managers that have the flexibility to hold cash or invest in smaller companies can help your portfolio weather uncertain times.
Some retirees might find comfort in knowing how much money they have to spend every year, but it's not without a cost.
Infrastructure investments often provide essential services, putting them in a unique position to deliver income and capital gains to investors.
A lifestyle fund reduces your exposure to growth investments as you get closer to retirement, but long-term the returns might not foot the bill.
The potential growth for small cap companies is massive, but this comes with the possibility of unreliable earnings and shareprice volatility.
If you don’t know where or how your super is invested you might not be in the best investment option for you.