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ETF or Index Funds for Bonds

Discussion in 'Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)' started by Redwing, 15th May, 2012.

  1. Redwing

    Redwing Well-Known Member

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  2. Johny_come_lately

    Johny_come_lately Well-Known Member

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    iShares UBS Composite Bond Index Fund

    UBS Composite Bond Index

    IAF

    Mer 0.24


    iShares UBS Government Inflation Index Fund

    UBS Government Inflation Index

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    iShares UBS Treasury Index Fund

    UBS Treasury Index

    IGB

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    Russell Australian Government Bond ETF

    Australian Government Bonds

    RGB

    Mer 0.24


    Russell Australian Semi-Government Bond ETF

    Australian Semi-Government Bonds

    RSM

    Mer 0.26


    Russell Australian Select Corporate Bond ETF

    Australian Corporate Bonds

    RCB

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    Vanguard Australian Government Bond Index ETF

    Australian Government Bonds

    VGB

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  3. Waimate01

    Waimate01 Well-Known Member

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    They look interesting. I know this is chicken-vs-egg, but I find myself put off by their low FUM. Many of them only have around $5m on the books. In theory liquidity should never be a problem for an ETF, but I have a strict policy of never wanting to appear on a significant shareholders list!
     
  4. Redwing

    Redwing Well-Known Member

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    Now the big question

    Which is the better performer over time
     
  5. grinners

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    With Bond ETF's, the bonds can appreciate in price as with a normal bond can't they?

    IE: If you think interest rates are going to go down (and thus bond prices up) would a bond ETF appreciate in the same way the normal bond would?

    They arn't just for the coupon rates (like a term deposit) are they?