21 Nov – 25 Nov 2016

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Bond investors generally deserted the ETF sector this week and the value of bond ETFs fell by around -0.20%. The only fund to be a beneficiary of investor flows this week was the BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF and it grew by about 0.50%. This fund is already the largest in the bond ETF sector and the gap just got a little wider. In a world which has decided higher bond yields are now more likely, movements such as we have seen this week are bound to become more prevalent.

 

ASX CASH & BOND ETFS

NAMESYMBOLCLOSE
PRICE
1m (%)1y (%)MER (%)FUND
SIZE ($m)
BetaShares Aust High Interest CashAAA50.150.172.360.18979.99
SPDR S&P/ASX Australian BondBOND25.70-1.453.870.2428.55
SPDR S&P/ASX Australian Government BondGOVT25.53-1.653.870.2215.40
iShares Composite Bond ETFIAF105.43-1.293.880.20330.86
iShares Treasury ETFIGB102.75-1.863.620.2627.48
iShares Government Inflation ETFILB112.58-0.602.400.2687.72
Russell Australian Select Corporate Bond ETFRCB20.280.153.490.28106.76
Russell Australian Government Bond ETFRGB20.98-2.414.070.2458.14
Russell Australian Semi-Government Bond ETFRSM20.54-0.103.440.2661.20
Vanguard Australian Fixed Interest Index ETFVAF48.60-1.293.860.20554.65
Vanguard Australian Government Bond Index ETFVGB48.98-1.513.910.20124.77
Vanguard International Credit Securities Index ETFVCF50.81-0.80-0.3042.18
Vanguard International Fixed Interest Index ETFVIF51.45-1.18-0.2039.74
*1 month/1 year performance as at end of October 2016. Closing price as at week end. Returns in AUD before fees