Global exchange-traded fund - Vanguard Australian Shares Index

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Vanguard Australian Shares Index decreases on average volume 18 August, 2017

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Vanguard Australian Shares Index (ASX:VAS), the 11th largest Exchange Traded Fund by market cap in Australia, has decreased 24.0c (or 0.3%) from its last trading session of August 17, 2017 to close at $A73.45. The fall was exacerbated by average volume of 1.1 times the average daily volume of 62,870 units. The ETF fell for a second day on Friday bringing its two-day fall to 37.0c or 0.5%.

SECTION 1

VANGUARD AUSTRALIAN SHARES INDEX BULLISH SIGNALS

1.1 Technicals:

+ The present value of AUD1,000 (PV1000) invested three years ago in Vanguard Australian Shares Index is $A1,129, including a capital gain of $A38 and dividend reinvested of $A91.

+ 3 years Multiplier in AUD = 1.129x

+ Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in AUD = 4.1%

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 $US957, including a capital loss of $US120 and dividend reinvested of $US77.

+ 3 years ago AUD 1 equalled USD 0.9322

+ 3 years Multiplier in USD = 0.957x

+ Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in USD = -1.4%

1.2 High Performance Indicator:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
Today's Turnover$A5 millionIn Top Quartile

SECTION 2

PRICE VOLUME DYNAMICS

2.1 Technicals:

+ Volume: there were 68,113 units worth $A5 million traded today. In the past week, volume was 0.9 times average and the units were up 1.5%.

+ Vanguard Australian Shares Index is at a discount of 2.8% to its 12-month high of $A75.53 on May 02. It is also at a premium of 14.0% to the 12-month low of $A64.42 on November 09, 2016.

+ The present value of $A1,000 (PV1000) invested one year ago in Vanguard Australian Shares Index is $A1,043, for a capital gain of $A43.

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
VAS.AU1,0151,0161,043
Morgan Stanley Capital International World Index [MSCI World]1,0009991,129

2.2 Year-on-Year Comparison (Trailing year - ended 31 Jul)

In the past 4 years, VAS has jumped 13.0% from 64.55 to 72.92, an average annual compound rise of 3.1%.

20172016201520142013
Close72.9270.8672.1171.4764.55
% Price Change2.9-1.70.910.7
Avg Daily Volume47,63561,66839,91227,39419,771
VWP71.765.8371.2367.8163.26
Turnover Period1 yr 10 mo1 yr 6 mo1 yr 6 mo1 yr 6 mo2 yrs 5 mo
Price Range64.42 - 75.5359.65 - 72.664.96 - 76.8463.78 - 71.6759.46 - 67.21

In the past 4 years average daily volume has jumped 140.9% from 19,771 units to 47,635 units. Turnover period has decreased from 2 years 5 months to 1 year 10 months.

SECTION 3

RANKING

3.1 Global Rank out of 5,755 ETFs

The present value of $US1,000 invested a year ago is $US1,070, ranking it 2596 out of 5,755 ETFs. Its 6-month relative strength (or price percentile rank) in USD is 54.

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
Net Assets (US$)1.6B424Top
Price/NAV1.01717Second
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)542662Second
PV$1000 (1Year) US$*1,0702596Second

* 1 year ago AUD 1 equalled USD 0.7705

Aug 18, 2017: AUD 1 equals USD 0.7904

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

DescriptionValueRank
Net Assets ($A)2B17
Rel Strength 6 Mon ($A)4645
PV1000-1Year ($A)1,04351

SECTION 4

PROFILE

4.1 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.

4.2 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

4.3 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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