• Ticker:- PLUS;false;IBXXAUY1;
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VanEck Vectors Australian Corporate Bond Plus ETF PLUS

  • Fund description: PLUS invests in a diversified portfolio of Australian dollar denominated bonds consisting predominantly of the highest yielding investment grade corporate bonds issued in Australia with the aim of providing investment returns (before fees and other costs) that track the performance of the Markit iBoxx AUD Corporates Yield Plus Index.

    Index description:  The Markit iBoxx AUD Corporates Yield Plus Index (IBXXAUY1) is designed to reflect the performance of the higher-yielding AUD denominated corporate bond market with credit ratings from AAA to BB-. Investment Grade bonds must make up at least 80% of the portfolio.

  •  as at 17-Jan-18

    • Exchange

      ASX
    • ASX code

      PLUS
    • Bloomberg index code

      IBXXAUY1
    • Index provider

      Markit Indices Limited
    • NAV

      $17.31
    • Units outstanding

      8,940,757
    • Net assets

      $154.8M
    • Number of holdings

      111
    • Inception date1

      09-May-17
    • ASX commencement

      11-May-17

    1The date the Fund was seeded prior to quotation on ASX.

  •  as at 17-Jan-18

  • Key points

    • A diversified portfolio of predominantly investment grade corporate bonds offering enhanced yield.
    • Defensive position with low correlation to equities
  • Yields as at 16-Jan-18

    • Running yield

      4.08%
    • Yield to maturity

      3.44%
  • Fundamentals  as at 16-Jan-18

    • Average credit rating

      --
    • Average maturity (years)

      5.13
    • Modified duration (years)

      4.41
  • Trading information

    • ASX code

      PLUS
    • IRESS code

      PLUS.AXW
    • Units outstanding

      8,940,757
    • ISIN

      AU00000PLUS3
  • Fees and other costs

    • Management costs p.a.

      0.32%
  • Prices as at  17-Jan-18

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    PLUS $17.31
    $17.35
    35,532
    24,230
    $-0.01 / -0.05%
    $0.02 / +0.12%
    -1.12%
    -0.88%
    $0.04
    +0.24%
  • View all indices » View all ETFs » Performance history (%)

    1 Mth3 Mths6 Mths1 Yr3 Yrs p.a.5 Yrs p.a.10 Yrs p.a.Inception p.a.
    Price return-1.240.710.63--------1.00
    Income return0.910.931.81--------1.91
    Total return-0.331.642.44--------2.91
    Index (IBXXAUY1)-0.371.652.375.934.775.84--3.03
    Bloomberg AusBond Comp 0+YRS Index-0.521.441.373.663.054.156.19--
    1 Mth3 Mths6 Mths1 Yr3 Yrs p.a.5 Yrs p.a.10 Yrs p.a.Inception p.a.
    Price return-1.240.710.63--------1.00
    Income return0.910.931.81--------1.91
    Total return-0.331.642.44--------2.91
    Index (IBXXAUY1)-0.371.652.375.934.775.84--3.03
    Bloomberg AusBond Comp 0+YRS Index-0.521.441.373.663.054.156.19--
  • View all daily holdings »Top ten holdings (%) as at 31-Dec-17

    No. of holdings: 110
    Security name
    Coupon
    Maturity
    Composite
    rating^
    Country
    Currency
    % of Fund
    net assets
    AUSGRID FINANCE PTY LTD
    3.750
    30-Oct-24
    NR
    Australia
    AUD
    2.94
    WSO FINANCE PTY LTD
    4.500
    31-Mar-27
    A-
    Australia
    AUD
    2.87
    QANTAS AIRWAYS LTD
    7.500
    11-Jun-21
    BBB-
    Australia
    AUD
    2.42
    GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC/THE
    4.700
    08-Sep-21
    A-
    U.S.
    AUD
    2.41
    FONTERRA CO-OPERATIVE GROUP LTD
    4.500
    30-Jun-21
    A-
    New Zealand
    AUD
    2.29
    UNITED ENERGY DISTRIBUTION PTY LTD
    3.500
    12-Sep-23
    NR
    China
    AUD
    2.11
    WESTPAC BANKING CORP
    3.125
    27-Oct-22
    AA-
    Australia
    AUD
    2.07
    LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC
    3.650
    20-Mar-23
    A-
    United Kingdom
    AUD
    2.01
    LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC
    4.250
    22-Nov-27
    A-
    United Kingdom
    AUD
    1.99
    METROPOLITAN LIFE GLOBAL FUNDING I
    4.000
    13-Jul-27
    AA-
    U.S.
    AUD
    1.94
    Top 10 Total (%)23.05

    Source: JP Morgan. These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.

    ^Composite rating is an evenly weighted blend of a bond’s Moody’s, S&P and Fitch credit ratings when there are two or more. ‘NR’ means the bond has one ‘Investment Grade’ rating. The above ratings are not a credit opinion by VanEck on any bond or the Fund or a recommendation to buy any individual security.

    – country of risk

  • Country weightings (%) as at 31-Dec-17

    • Country

      Weightings (%)
    • AUSTRALIA

      63.5
    • UNITED STATES

      8.9
    • SOUTH KOREA

      6.2
    • UAE

      4.9
    • NEW ZEALAND

      4.3
    • CANADA

      4.3
    • UNITED KINGDOM

      4.0
    • CAYMAN ISLANDS

      1.3
    • GERMANY

      1.1
    • FRANCE

      0.5
    • Other/Cash

      1.0
    • Total

      100.0
  • Sector weightings (%) as at 31-Dec-17

    • Sector

      Weightings (%)
    • Banks

      28.1
    • Electric

      8.5
    • Transportation

      7.3
    • Telecommunications

      6.6
    • Beverages

      4.8
    • REITS

      4.4
    • Commercial Services

      4.3
    • Airlines

      3.7
    • Real Estate

      3.7
    • Auto Manufacturers

      3.2
    • Regional(state/provnc)

      3.1
    • Sovereign

      3.0
    • Food

      2.8
    • Gas

      2.6
    • Diversified Finan Serv

      2.4
    • Insurance

      2.2
    • Engineering&Construction

      1.6
    • Municipal

      1.6
    • Mining

      1.3
    • Building Materials

      1.2
    • Machinery-Diversified

      1.0
    • Lodging

      0.9
    • Pipelines

      0.4
    • Investment Companies

      0.3
    • Other/Cash

      1.0
    • Total

      100.0
  • Credit quality (%) as at 31-Dec-17

    Composite Contribution to
    duration
    % of Net
    Assets
    Investment GradeAAA0.102.29
    AA1.0623.25
    A1.4732.37
    BBB0.9621.16
    Total Investment Grade--3.5979.08
    Not Rated--0.9119.93
    Composite Rating: An evenly weighted blend of a security's Moody's, S&P and Fitch ratings. Not Rated indicates that a security is rated by fewer than two of the four rating agencies.
  • Maturity (%) as at 31-Dec-17

    Average Portfolio Maturity: 5.20 Years