Help needed 'cause I don't understand ....

  1. dub
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    Hi,

    I'm semi-retired now and have a bit of money in a (good) superannuation fund.

    Occasionally I move some of it around to a different investment group/class.

    Of the different type of investments available to me, I don't understand what 'Diversified Fixed Interest' is. I thought I did, since my fund describes the asset class thus -

    Fixed interest

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    Fixed interest investments pay regular interest and mature on a specified date. They include government and corporate bonds and debentures.

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    Fixed interest is normally secure if held until maturity when the full face value is payable, but there is the potential for short-term changes in value due to the movement of market interest rates.

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    They offer a higher level of security than shares and property, but provide a lower return over the long term.




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    If it's fixed interest, why does the interest paid/earned from this class into my super vary as a % basis on a daily basis ? (I do check every day.)

    Feeling a bit foolish since I don't know the answer, but hopefully someone will gladly explain it for me.

    Thanks in advance

    dub

 
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