These are just some of the types of investments that can sit within your super fund (personal or self-managed superannuation fund) or outside superannuation.
A term deposit is a fixed term, fixed interest savings account. Terms generally range from one month to five years.
Shares pay income in the form of dividends. You can invest in shares directly or via managed funds (or account-based pensions).
An investment property is real estate which has been purchased with the intention of earning a return on the investment, either through rent, the future resale of the property, or both.
Another type of property investment is a property trust, which is a managed fund that enables investors to pool their money to purchase an interest in a portfolio of real estate assets.