11 Jul – 15 Jul 2016

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This week a sense of normalcy returned to the bond ETF sector as outflows slowed to a trickle. Total ETF fund value fell just 0.2% over the week, a far cry from the 6.0% fall of the previous week. At first glance it appears as if investors are still withdrawing funds from this sector but in reality a good part of the drop is the result of ETFs making distributions to holders. However, that’s not the entire explanation. Some funds will not be making distributions for another week and the drop in value was due to a combination of asset value changes and investor movements.

ASX CASH & BOND ETFS*

NAMESYMBOLCLOSE
PRICE
1m (%)1y (%)MER (%)FUND
SIZE ($m)
BetaShares Aust High Int CashAAA50.130.22.530.18889.96
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust BondBOND26.611.324.650.2424.19
SPDR S&P/ASX Aust Govt BondGOVT26.551.394.890.228.04
iShares Composite Bond ETFIAF108.161.244.50.24316.86
iShares Treasury ETFIGB106.991.354.510.2625.39
iShares Govt Inflation ETFILB116.501.671.630.2663.44
Russell Aust Select Corp Bond ETFRCB20.381.023.210.2898.08
Russell Aust Govt Bond ETFRGB22.071.625.310.2457.71
Russell Aust Semi-Govt Bond ETFRSM20.761.13.990.2657.23
Vanguard® Aust Fxd Int Index ETFVAF50.151.244.460.2419.75
Vanguard® Aust Govt Bond Index ETFVGB50.551.334.760.2102.81
Vanguard® International Crdt Securities Ind(Hedged) ETFVCF51.720.37-0.311.40
Vanguard® International Fix Int Ind(Hedged) ETFVIF53.210.69-0.218.68
*1 month/1 year performance as at end of May 2016. Closing price as at week end. Return in AUD before fees