Cash or fixed-income investments are a form of investment almost everyone is familiar with. This form of investing represent lending money in return for interest. The common features for these types of investments are that they:
Cash or fixed-income investments are considered to be a defensive investment asset class. Read more about asset classes here. For this reason, common scenarios for this asset class are the following:
They are further divided into several sub-categories. At the moment I use the division into:
Read more about this type of investments at Fido - Australian Securities and Investment Commission site (link).