Bond Index performance November

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November was a challenging month for bonds. Only the bank bill and floating rate note indices were in the black, returning 0.172% and 0.222 respectively for the month. The government bond index fared the worst; -1.1355 for the month as government bond yields soared. The semi-government, corporate bond and composite bond indices all outperformed government bonds but returns for the month were still negative at -0.720%, -0.869 and -0.455% respectively.

Semi government bonds are again the top performing sector on a 12 month rolling return basis at 4.34%, while the corporate bond and composite bond indices were not too far behind, with returns of 4.14% and 3.97% respectively over the same period.

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Security1m Return (%)12m Rolling Return (%)
Bank Bill0.1722.37
Composite Bond-0.8693.97
Government Bond-1.1353.65
Semi-Govt Bond-0.7204.34
Corporate Bond-0.4554.14
FRN0.2222.73

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