02 Nov – 06 Nov 2015

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After a lull in recent weeks, investors placed funds with bond ETFs at quite a pronounced rate. Over the week, fund values increased by 2.9%. Readers can see from the chart below it was one of the larger weeks in recent months.

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Nearly half of the increase went into BetaShares’ High Interest Cash ETF, with the Vanguard Australian Fixed Interest Index ETF and the UBS Composite Bond Indexed Fund gaining most of the balance.

ASX CASH & BOND ETFS

NAMESYMBOLCLOSE
PRICE
1m (%)1y (%)MER (%)FUND
SIZE ($m)
BetaShares Aust High Int CashAAA50.130.202.880.18781.3
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust BondBOND25.930.237.170.2415.75
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust Govt BondGOVT25.760.277.560.227.78
iShares Composite Bond ETFIAF105.910.256.750.24282.64
iShares Treasury ETFIGB102.50.307.080.2616.18
iShares Govt Inflation ETFILB113.9-0.187.620.2646.02
Russell Aust Select Corp Bond ETFRCB20.34-0.124.510.2873.46
Russell Aust Govt Bond ETFRGB21.180.288.620.24144.95
Russell Aust Semi-Govt Bond ETFRSM20.680.066.040.26115.1
Vanguard Aust Fxd Int Index ETFVAF49.590.246.750.2269.89
Vanguard Aust Govt Bond Index ETFVGB48.920.287.170.258.58
*1 month/1 year performance as at end of September 2015. Closing price as at week end. Return in AUD before fees

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