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Investing an inheritance

If you’ve received an inheritance, you may be thinking about what you might do with it.

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Different types of investments

Here we take a look at the four main types of investments – cash, fixed interest, shares and property.

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How much risk?

There are a few key things to keep in mind when deciding what level of risk you are comfortable with.

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Financial advice for your future

We all have different goals in life and financial advice is about how you can best manage your money now, while also planning ahead to achieve your financial goals.

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Market updates from CommSec

Keep up to date with live share market news and reports, videos, stock prices and trends. 

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Things you should know 

As the advice on this page has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on the advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. CommSec (Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814) is a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank. 

The information contained may include general advice but does not take into account the investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any particular individual or trustee of a self-managed super fund. You should assess with the help of legal, financial and taxation advice, whether the information is appropriate in light of your own circumstances before acting on it.

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