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Automated ETF advisor Stockspot released its 40 page report on ETFs where it rated 98 funds including a number of fixed income funds. Chris Brycki of Stockspot said that the ETF market has grown by 66% to $17.8bn over the past year and that investors should be cautious about chasing popular themes as “assets which have performed well over the short to medium term tend to revert to their long term averages eventually.”
Last week saw $7.8m flow into fixed income ETFs. The UBS Composite Bond ETF, the Russell Australian Government Bond ETF and the Vanguard Government Bond ETF accounted for around 75% of all the inflows.

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ASX CASH & BOND ETFs*

NAMESYMBOLCLOSE PRICE1m (%)1y (%)MER (%)FUND SIZE ($m)
BetaShares Aust High Int CashAAA 50.160.213.170.18770.71
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust BondBOND 26.150.017.70.2415.72
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust Govt BondGOVT 26-0.058.010.225.14
iShares Composite Bond ETFIAF 106.76 n/a n/a 0.24184.46
iShares Treasury ETFIGB 106.18-0.167.660.2616.53
iShares Govt Inflation ETFILB 114.77-0.669.360.2632.37
Russell Aust Select Corp Bond ETFRCB 20.530.44.840.2879.89
Russell Aust Govt Bond ETFRGB 21.45-0.119.310.24133.62
Russell Aust Semi-Govt Bond ETFRSM 20.760.356.490.26125.72
Vanguard Aust Fxd Int Index ETFVAF 50.380.037.30.2199.68
Vanguard Aust Govt Bond Index ETFVGB 48.96-0.047.690.249.19

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

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