Global exchange-traded fund - Vanguard Australian Shares Index

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Vanguard Australian Shares Index decreases on weak volume 19 January, 2018

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Vanguard Australian Shares Index (ASX:VAS), the 12th largest Exchange Traded Fund by market cap in Australia, has decreased 19.0c (or 0.2%) from its last trading session of January 18, 2018 to close at $A76.51. The volume was 0.5 times the average daily trading of 70,420 units.

SECTION 1

VANGUARD AUSTRALIAN SHARES INDEX BEARISH SIGNALS

Technicals:

+ The price decreased 1.0% in the last week and 1.7% 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 eighteen times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

+ The present value of AUD1,000 (PV1000) invested five years ago in Vanguard Australian Shares Index is $A1,472, including a capital gain of $A260 and dividend reinvested of $A212.

+ 5 years Multiplier in AUD = 1.472x

+ Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in AUD = 8.0%

Present Value of USD1,000 invested 5 years ago:

+ The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested five years ago in Vanguard Australian Shares Index is $US1,117, including a capital loss of $US44 and dividend reinvested of $US161.

+ 5 years ago AUD 1 equalled USD 1.0553

+ 5 years Multiplier in USD = 1.117x

+ Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in USD = 2.2%

2.2 Oversold/Bullish/Support Signals:

+ The ETF is oversold according to the Williams % R indicator of -99.5, suggesting the price is close to its 14-day low of $A76.50.

2.3 High Performance Indicator:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
Today's Turnover$A2.7 millionIn Top Quartile

SECTION 3

PRICE VOLUME DYNAMICS

3.1 Technicals:

+ Volume: there were 34,848 units worth $A2.7 million traded today. In the past week, volume was 0.6 times average and the units were down 1.0%.

+ Vanguard Australian Shares Index is at a discount of 2.3% to its 12-month high of $A78.34 on January 10. It is also at a premium of 8.5% to the 12-month low of $A70.52 on February 07, 2017.

+ The present value of $A1,000 (PV1000) invested one year ago in Vanguard Australian Shares Index is $A1,079, comprising a capital gain of $A65 and dividend reinvested of $A14.

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
VAS.AU9909831,079
Morgan Stanley Capital International World Index [MSCI World]1,0001,0001,186

3.2 Year-on-Year Comparison (Trailing year - ended 29 Dec)

In the past 5 years, VAS has jumped 14.0% from 68.29 to 77.88, an average annual compound rise of 2.7%.

20172016201520142013
Close77.8872.8967.4769.9268.29
% Price Change6.88-3.52.4
Avg Daily Volume55,50556,85146,55130,80824,262
VWP73.9766.869.4968.9965.05
Turnover Period1 yr 8 mo1 yr 8 mo1 yr 7 mo1 yr 7 mo1 yr 4 mo
Price Range70.52 - 78.1759.65 - 72.8962.1 - 76.8463.86 - 72.659.46 - 69.6

SECTION 4

RANKING

4.1 Global Rank out of 5,647 ETFs

The present value of $US1,000 invested a year ago is $US1,144, ranking it 2765 out of 5,647 ETFs. Its 6-month relative strength (or price percentile rank) in USD is 67.

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
Net Assets (US$)1.7B415Top
Price/NAV0.992621Second
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)671873Second
PV$1000 (1Year) US$*1,1442765Second

* 1 year ago AUD 1 equalled USD 0.7555

Jan 19, 2018: AUD 1 equals USD 0.8011

4.2 Rank in the Total Australia ETF Market [out of 92 ETFs]

DescriptionValueRank
Net Assets ($A)2.1B17
Rel Strength 6 Mon ($A)4749
PV1000-1Year ($A)1,07946

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

SECTION 6

DIVIDEND

Dividend Date:October 02, 2017
Dividend Yield:1.3%
Annual Dividend:$A1.01

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