06 July – 10 July 2015

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State Street released June and financial year 2015 results for it bond ETFs last week. Both ETFs aim to track the corresponding benchmark before fees and the results released are indicative of this approach. The SPDR S&P/ASX Australian Bond ETF lost 1.05% for the month but was up 5.71% from a year ago. Its benchmark index returned –1.02% and 6.05% respectively. The SPDR S&P/ASX Australian Government Bond ETF lost 1.11% for the month but was up 5.88% from a year ago. Its benchmark index returned –1.08% and 6.19% respectively.

Last week saw BetaShares Cash ETF lose around $64m of funds but it is still the biggest cash/bond ETF by a along way. All the other cash/bond ETFs had modest inflows.

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ASX CASH & BOND ETFS*

NAMESYMBOLCLOSE PRICE1m (%)1y (%)MER (%)FUND
SIZE ($m)
BetaShares Aust High Int CashAAA50.110.213.170.18705.51
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust BondBOND25.850.017.700.2415.65
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust Govt BondGOVT25.63-0.058.010.225.16
iShares Composite Bond ETFIAF104.650.017.280.24191.76
iShares Treasury ETFIGB102.31-0.167.660.2616.07
iShares Govt Inflation ETFILB113.00-0.669.360.2633.21
Russell Aust Select Corp Bond ETFRCB20.330.404.840.2879.50
Russell Aust Govt Bond ETFRGB21.11-0.119.310.24132.86
Russell Aust Semi-Govt Bond ETFRSM20.600.356.490.26125.54
Vanguard Aust Fxd Int Index ETFVAF49.400.037.300.20209.75
Vanguard Aust Govt Bond Index ETFVGB48.66-0.047.690.2049.27

*1m/1y performance as at end of May 2015. Closing price as at week end. Return in AUD before Fees

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