5 Sep – 9 Sep 2016

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After some weeks of torpor, the bond ETF sector did not just show some signs of life, things actually got quite busy. Funds flowed out of cash and composite ETFs into a variety of Vanguard ETFs, with its Fixed Interest Index (ASX code: VGB) the major recipient. Even though the Vanguard ETF is the second largest in the sector, it grew by a staggering 10.8% over the week, in contrast to the sector as a whole, which contracted by 1.9% over the same period.

 

 

ASX CASH & BOND ETFS

NAMESYMBOLCLOSE
PRICE
1m (%)1y (%)MER (%)FUND
SIZE ($m)
BetaShares Aust High Int CashAAA50.100.182.430.18894.08
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust BondBOND26.770.756.540.2427.03
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust Govt BondGOVT26.680.806.960.2213.42
iShares Composite Bond ETFIAF108.850.706.250.24325.76
iShares Treasury ETFIGB107.220.816.990.2627.60
iShares Govt Inflation ETFILB116.402.204.980.2667.41
Russell Aust Select Corp Bond ETFRCB20.680.513.890.28102.65
Russell Aust Govt Bond ETFRGB22.250.867.920.2459.99
Russell Aust Semi-Govt Bond ETFRSM20.900.524.710.2658.91
Vanguard® Aust Fxd Int Index ETFVAF50.430.746.260.20516.30
Vanguard® Aust Govt Bond Index ETFVGB51.070.786.780.20120.84
Vanguard® International Crdt Securities Ind(Hedged) ETFVCF52.351.38-0.3018.85
Vanguard® International Fix Int Ind(Hedged) ETFVIF53.310.35-0.2027.72
*1 month/1 year performance as at end of July 2016. Closing price as at week end. Returns in AUD before fees