12 Dec – 16 Dec 2016

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Unlike last week, bond ETF flows were unusually large this week. The main beneficiary was BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (ASX code: AAA) which increased in size by 7.5%. Perhaps what is more unusual is the fact this inflow was not at the expense of other bond ETFs. Any ETFs which contracted did so by small amounts, whereas the other ETFs grew considerably. In fact, the whole sector expanded by 4.4% over the week.

 

ASX CASH & BOND ETFS

NAMESYMBOLCLOSE
PRICE
1m (%)1y (%)MER (%)FUND
SIZE ($m)
BetaShares Aust High Interest CashAAA50.130.172.360.181052.91
SPDR S&P/ASX Australian BondBOND25.58-1.453.870.2428.41
SPDR S&P/ASX Australian Government BondGOVT25.42-1.653.870.2215.33
iShares Composite Bond ETFIAF104.90-1.293.880.20329.20
iShares Treasury ETFIGB102.23-1.863.620.2629.38
iShares Government Inflation ETFILB112.10-0.602.400.2691.26
Russell Australian Select Corporate Bond ETFRCB20.270.153.490.28109.74
Russell Australian Government Bond ETFRGB20.91-2.414.070.2458.06
Russell Australian Semi-Government Bond ETFRSM20.48-0.103.440.2661.00
Vanguard Australian Fixed Interest Index ETFVAF48.47-1.293.860.20566.25
Vanguard Australian Government Bond Index ETFVGB48.82-1.513.910.20125.72
Vanguard International Credit Securities Index ETFVCF50.78-0.80-0.3048.76
Vanguard International Fixed Interest Index ETFVIF51.62-1.18-0.2048.01
*1 month/1 year performance as at end of October 2016. Closing price as at week end. Returns in AUD before fees