Global exchange-traded fund - Vanguard Australian Shares Index

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Vanguard Australian Shares Index unchanged on average volume 23 June, 2017

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Vanguard Australian Shares Index (ASX:VAS), the 12th largest Exchange Traded Fund by market cap in Australia, closed unchanged at $A73.0. Compared with the Morgan Stanley Capital International Australia Index which rose 6.5 points (0.1%) in the day, the relative price change was -0.1%. The volume of 61,360 units was close to average trading.

Price Change %1 Month3 Month6 Month1 Year
VAS-0.70.21.58.2
MSCI AUSTRALIA0.13.013.6

SECTION 1

VANGUARD AUSTRALIAN SHARES INDEX BEARISH SIGNALS

Technicals:

+ The price decreased 0.9% in the last week and 0.7% in the last month.

SECTION 2

VANGUARD AUSTRALIAN SHARES INDEX BULLISH SIGNALS

2.1 Technicals:

+ In the last three months the ETF has hit a new 52-week high six times, pointing to an uptrend.

+ The present value of AUD1,000 (PV1000) invested three years ago in Vanguard Australian Shares Index is $A1,158, including a capital gain of $A55 and dividend reinvested of $A103.

+ 3 years Multiplier in AUD = 1.158x

+ Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in AUD = 5.0%

Present Value of USD1,000 invested 3 years ago:

+ The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested three years ago in Vanguard Australian Shares Index is $US929, including a capital loss of $US153 and dividend reinvested of $US83.

+ 3 years ago AUD 1 equalled USD 0.9388

+ 3 years Multiplier in USD = 0.929x

+ Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in USD = -2.4%

2.2 High Performance Indicator:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
Today's Turnover$A4.4 millionIn Top Quartile

SECTION 3

PRICE VOLUME DYNAMICS

3.1 Technicals:

+ Volume: there were 60,565 units worth $A4.4 million traded today. In the past week, volume was 1.6 times average and the units were down 0.9%.

+ Vanguard Australian Shares Index is at a discount of 3.4% to its 12-month high of $A75.53 on May 02. It is also at a premium of 13.4% to the 12-month low of $A64.37 on June 28, 2016.

+ The present value of $A1,000 (PV1000) invested one year ago in Vanguard Australian Shares Index is $A1,082, for a capital gain of $A82.

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
VAS.AU9919931,082
Morgan Stanley Capital International World Index [MSCI World]1,0039991,136
Morgan Stanley Capital International Australia Index9899931,136

3.2 Year-on-Year Comparison (Trailing year - ended 31 May)

In the past 4 years, VAS has jumped 15.3% from 63.36 to 73.04, an average annual compound rise of 3.6%.

20172016201520142013
Close73.0468.7574.0170.2863.36
% Price Change6.2-7.15.310.9
Avg Daily Volume45,76357,44037,54825,61720,766
VWP70.4166.0571.1466.7663.73
Turnover Period2 yrs 4 d1 yr 7 mo1 yr 6 mo1 yr 4 mo3 yrs 57 d
Price Range64.37 - 75.5359.65 - 73.764.96 - 76.8459.46 - 70.8860.25 - 67.21

In the past 4 years average daily volume has jumped 120.4% from 20,766 units to 45,763 units. Turnover period has decreased from 3 years 57 days to 2 years 4 days.

SECTION 4

RANKING

4.1 Global Rank out of 5,764 ETFs

The present value of $US1,000 invested a year ago is $US1,089, ranking it 2584 out of 5,764 ETFs. Its 6-month relative strength (or price percentile rank) in USD is 51.

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
Net Assets (US$)1.4B462Top
Price/NAV1.01549Top
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)512852Second
PV$1000 (1Year) US$*1,0892584Second

* 1 year ago AUD 1 equalled USD 0.7489

Jun 23, 2017: AUD 1 equals USD 0.7538

4.2 Rank in the Total Australia ETF Market [out of 84 ETFs]

DescriptionValueRank
Net Assets ($A)1.9B17
Rel Strength 6 Mon ($A)4943
PV1000-1Year ($A)1,08246

SECTION 5

PROFILE

5.1 Description

Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF is an exchange traded fund incorporated in Australia. The Fund seeks to match the total return of the S&P/ASX 300 Index before taking into account fees and expenses.

5.2 SNAPSHOT

Vanguard Australian Shares Index (ASX:VAS)

ISIN: AU000000VAS1

Inception DateMay 08, 2009
Expense Ratio0.1% of average net assets
CategoryEquities All
Fund Family NameVanguard
Index TrackedS&P/ASX 300
Asset ClassEquity

5.3 Fund Manager and Management Fees

+ The manager of the ETF is Vanguard. The management fee is 0.15% of total assets

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