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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. You can view the CommSec Share Trading Terms and Conditions (PDF) and our Financial Services Guide (PDF) and should consider them before making any decision about these products and services.

    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.

    The Target Market Determinations (TMD) for our financial products can be found at and include a description of who the financial product is appropriate for, and any conditions on how products can be distributed to customers.

    Commonwealth Direct Investment Accounts (CDIAs) are issued by Commonwealth Bank of Australia. The SMSF CDIA is a bank account designed for use in conjunction with an SMSF. It is not a superannuation product in its own right.

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