Bonds case has added weight

Investors seeking diversification should consider bonds to get better returns and added protection over term deposits.

The sharemarket has had a great run in recent months and there is some evidence that self-managed super fund (SMSF) investors are using their cash and term deposits to invest in much higher risk shares (see table 1 below) to increase return. Investment in debt securities (bonds) is very low right now, yet this area offers unique protection and better returns than term deposits.

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