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1 month and 1 year returns have been received for all the ETFs in the YieldReport survey for November except for the two new Vanguard global bond ETFs which began trading on the ASX recently. Given the performance of domestic and local bonds over the month, it’s not much of a surprise the only ETF with a positive performance for the month among the ETFs in YieldReport’s survey was the BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF which returned 0.21%, with a full year return of 2.71%. Other ETFs in the survey invest in longer term securities and, as a consequence, returned results between –0.57% and -1.30%. Readers with an interest in this area may wish to compare the returns with the unlisted funds in YieldReports Managed Fund webpages (click here for Cash/Enhanced Cash, Australian Bonds, Global Bonds)

Despite less–than-stellar performances, bond ETFs continue to attract funds from investors, with the size of the ETFs in the YieldReport survey increasing by 0.40% over the last week. The recipient of the largest inflow, in percentage was the Russell Australian Government Bond ETF while the recipient of the large inflow in absolute terms was the iShares UBS Composite Bond Index Fund.

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ASX CASH & BOND ETFS*

NAMESYMBOLCLOSE
PRICE
1m (%)1y (%)MER (%)FUND
SIZE ($m)
BetaShares Aust High Int CashAAA50.160.22.810.18781.93
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust BondBOND25.970.296.40.2415.77
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust Govt BondGOVT25.790.346.710.227.79
iShares Composite Bond ETFIAF105.940.286.040.24289.08
iShares Treasury ETFIGB102.80.236.130.2616.17
iShares Govt Inflation ETFILB113.770.096.720.2645.97
Russell Aust Select Corp Bond ETFRCB20.310.374.470.2873.35
Russell Aust Govt Bond ETFRGB21.190.317.50.24145.02
Russell Aust Semi-Govt Bond ETFRSM20.560.335.590.26114.43
Vanguard® Aust Fxd Int Index ETFVAF49.560.296.050.20297.48
Vanguard® Aust Govt Bond Index ETFVGB49.060.296.340.2063.47
Vanguard® International Crdt Securities Ind(Hedged) ETFVCF50.360.301.01
Vanguard® International Fix Int Ind(Hedged) ETFVIF50.650.201.01

*1 month/1 year performance as at end of November 2015. Closing price as at week end. Return in AUD before fees

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