NEWS BITES - ETF
Vanguard Australian Shares Index (ASX:VAS), the largest Exchange Traded Fund by market cap in Australia, has increased 77.0c (or 0.9%) from its last trading session of February 24 to close at $A87.66. Compared with the Morgan Stanley Capital International Australia Index [MSCI AUSTRALIA] which rose 69.8 points (1.0%) in the day, the relative price change was -0.1%.
Its MCap is $A7.5 billion.
The volume was 0.7 times the average daily trading of 275,636 units.
|VAS||Today||1 Day ago||Week ago||Month ago|
THE PAST WEEK [Price down 0.1% to $A86.89]
In the past week the ETF fell on 3 days, rose on 1 day and was untraded on 1 day.
|DAY||Headline||Close price [AUD]||Price Change %||Comment|
|Feb 24||(VAS:$A86.89) falls in 4 out of last 5 days||86.89||-0.79|
|Feb 23||(VAS:$A87.58) increases 1.0% on average volume||87.58||0.98||Top Rise|
|Feb 22||(VAS:$A86.73) falls for a fourth consecutive day, a four-day fall of 1.9%||86.73||-0.3|
|Feb 19||(VAS:$A86.99) drops 1.2% on high volatility||86.99||-1.2||Steepest Fall|
VANGUARD AUSTRALIAN SHARES INDEX BULLISH SIGNALS
+ The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator of 12-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) of 87.32 minus the 26-day EMA of 86.87 is positive 0.46 suggesting a bullish signal. Both EMA prices are rising, another bullish signal.
+ The present value of AUD1,000 (PV1000) invested five years ago in Vanguard Australian Shares Index is $A1,934, including a capital gain of $A645 and dividend reinvested of $A289.
+ 5 years Multiplier in AUD = 1.934x
+ Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in AUD = 14.1%
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 $1,737, including a capital gain of $477 and dividend reinvested of $260.
+ 5 years ago AUD 1 equalled USD 0.8876
+ 5 years Multiplier in USD = 1.737x
+ Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in USD = 11.7%
1.2 High Performance Indicator:
|Description||Value||Rank In Market|
|Today's Turnover||$A17.4 million||In Top Quartile|
VANGUARD AUSTRALIAN SHARES INDEX BEARISH SIGNALS
+ The price decreased 0.4% in the last week.
+ The 0.9% discount to 12-month high of $A88.44 against the 59.0% premium to 12-month low of $A55.12 suggests the climb might be peaking.
PRICE VOLUME DYNAMICS
+ Volume: there were 198,604 units worth $A17.4 million traded today. In the past week, volume was 0.9 times average and the units were down 0.4%.
+ The present value of AUD1,000 (PV1000) invested one year ago in Vanguard Australian Shares Index is $A1,048, comprising a capital gain of $A26 and dividend reinvested of $A21. A comparison with Morgan Stanley Capital International World Index [MSCI World] and Morgan Stanley Capital International Australia Index [MSCI AUSTRALIA] is shown below:
3.2 The Best 3 weeks in the past quarter [Relative Price Change or RPC]
|Mon-Fri||Change %||MSCI AUSTRALIA Change %||RPC %||Vol Ind [1 is avg]|
3.3 Trailing 3 months
|Volume Index (1 is avg)||0.6|
3.4 Trailing Price Change %
3-Year price change for VAS was 27.3%. Compared with the Morgan Stanley Capital International World Index [MSCI World] which rose 31% in the 3 years, the relative price change was -3.8%.
|Price Change %||Quarter||Year||3 Years|
3.5 MCap: 5-Year Increase of $A5 billion
In the past 5 years Market Capitalization has increased by $A5.3 billion (247%) from $A2.2 billion to $A7.5 billion. Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, there has been no decline in MCap over the last 5 years.
|Close Price||MCap (AUD M)||MCap ($ M)|
|1 Year ago||$A86.81||4,778.4||3,154.4|
|2 Years ago||$A73.57||3,398.7||2,411.8|
|3 Years ago||$A68.89||2,620.3||2,052.4|
|4 Years ago||$A64.0||2,505.7||1,929.6|
|5 Years ago||$A54.35||2,155.7||1,559.7|
3.6 Moving Annual Return of 4.3% in the past year:
Moving Annual Return was 4.3% in the past year. Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, the real rate of return has averaged 13.9%. The Moving Annual Return has consistently exceeded 4%.
|VAS||Close (AUD)||Dividends (AUD)||Capital Gain %||% Yield||Annual Return %|
|1 Yr ago||85.41||3.53||16.1||4.8||20.9|
|2 Yrs ago||73.57||3.52||6.8||5.1||11.9|
|3 Yrs ago||68.89||2.14||8.5||3.4||11.8|
|4 Yrs ago||63.51||0.85||19.2||1.6||20.8|
Close 5 years ago $A53.30
3.7 Year-on-Year Comparison (Trailing year - ended 29 Jan)
In the past 5 years, VAS has jumped 54.5% from 54.6 to 84.36, an average annual compound rise of 9.1%.
|% Price Change||9.1||13.2||-5.5||-0.3||13|
|Avg Daily Volume||60,574||46,942||59,877||38,328||26,389||20,492|
|Turnover Period||2 yrs 4 mo||3 yrs 21 d||2 yrs 3 mo||3 yrs 6 mo||5 yrs 4 mo||14 yrs 8 mo|
|Price Range||55.12 - 89.42||69.42 - 88.56||64.05 - 74.79||61.44 - 70.25||51.29 - 64.17||51.88 - 63.12|
In the past 5 years average daily volume has jumped 195.6% from 20,492 units to 60,574 units. Turnover period has decreased from 14 years 8 months to 2 years 4 months.
+ Beta: the Beta is 0.9. A Beta lower than 1 suggests this is a low risk, low return ETF with volatility less than that of the market.
4.1 Global Rank out of 5,039 ETFs
The present value of $US1,000 invested a year ago is $US1,263, ranking it 1295 out of 5,039 ETFs. Its 6-month relative strength (or price percentile rank) in USD is 77.
|Net Assets (US$)||2.2B||369||Top|
|Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)||77||1157||Top|
|PV$1000 (1Year) US$*||1,263||1295||Second|
* 1 year ago AUD 1 equalled USD 0.6614
Feb 25, 2021: AUD 1 equals USD 0.7972
4.2 Rank in the Total Australia ETF Market [out of 139 ETFs]
|Rel Strength 6 Mon (AUD)||73||38|
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.
Vanguard Australian Shares Index (ASX:VAS)
|Inception Date||May 08, 2009|
|Expense Ratio||0.1% of average net assets|
|Fund Family Name||Vanguard|
|Index Tracked||S&P/ASX 300|
5.3 VAS ETF Dashboard [traded in Australian Dollar, AUD]
|Currency||AUD 1 = USD 0.8|
|Feb 25 close||$A87.66|
|Dividend Yield (TTM)||1.6%|
|Ave Daily Volume||275,636 units|
|52-Week Range (In AUD)||55.12 - 88.44|
|Market Cap||$A7.5 billion [$6 billion]|
5.4 Fund Manager and Management Fees
+ The manager of the ETF is Alla Kolganova. The management fee is 0.15% of total assets
|Dividend Date:||October 01, 2020|