This segment was broadcast on 28 April 2016. Some information may be out of date.

Different types of investments

  • The main ones: cash, bonds, property and shares
  • More about bonds
  • How to tell how risky a bond is
  • What about forestry, collectibles etc?
  • What is a managed fund?
  • Next week: which of these are best for you?

Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. From 2011 to 2019 she was a founding director of the Financial Markets Authority. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it.