Flows in the ETF space continued to be modest for a second week in a row, but this week the change in fund values was barely above zero, rising 0.1% for the week.
All bar one of the funds in the survey experienced inflows over the week. The most popular fund using this measure was the iShares UBS Government Inflation ETF, which increased in fund value by 0.7%.
Returns for October are now all in and at the short-term end of the bond ETF spectrum, BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF returned 0.20% for the month. At the longer-term end, the average return for the month across the bond ETFs in the YieldReport survey was 0.28% with the highest October return of 0.37% coming from the RCB Russell Australian Select Corporate Bond
ASX CASH & BOND ETFS
|1m (%)||1y (%)||MER (%)||FUND
|BetaShares Aust High Int Cash||AAA||50.17||0.20||2.81||0.18||782.08|
|SPDR S&P/ASX Aust Bond||BOND||25.78||0.29||6.40||0.24||15.66|
|SPDR S&P/ASX Aust Govt Bond||GOVT||25.59||0.34||6.71||0.22||7.73|
|iShares Composite Bond ETF||IAF||105.07||0.28||6.04||0.24||280.40|
|iShares Treasury ETF||IGB||102.34||0.23||6.13||0.26||16.10|
|iShares Govt Inflation ETF||ILB||112.96||0.09||6.72||0.26||45.64|
|Russell Aust Select Corp Bond ETF||RCB||20.20||0.37||4.47||0.28||72.95|
|Russell Aust Govt Bond ETF||RGB||20.97||0.31||7.50||0.24||143.51|
|Russell Aust Semi-Govt Bond ETF||RSM||20.58||0.33||5.59||0.26||114.54|
|Vanguard Aust Fxd Int Index ETF||VAF||49.30||0.29||6.05||0.20||268.31|
|Vanguard Aust Govt Bond Index ETF||VGB||48.67||0.29||6.34||0.20||58.10|