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SPDR GOVT ETF (ASX:GOVT)

The GOVT ETF by SPDR invests in Australian Government bonds issued by the Commonwealth/Federal Government, State Governments (Semis) and territories.

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GOVT ETF share price and fees

Ticker code: GOVT
Yearly fee (MER): 0.22%
FUM: $28.58 million
Monthly spread: 0.11%

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$25.00
$27.50
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$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
Range: 1 mth | 3 mths | 6 mths | 1 yr | 2 yrs | 5 yrs | 10 yrs

ETF share prices are updated using end of day data from the ASX. FUM, fee and spread data is updated monthly, with a delay. Refer to the ETF's PDS and the ASX website for up-to-date information.

Data Last Updated: December 2020

What does the GOVT ASX ETF invest in?

The GOVT ETF ultimately ends up invested in Australian Government bonds, semi-government bonds (e.g., state governments) and high grade corporates and supranational entities. The bonds have maturities ranging from 0 years to 20+ years, with the average for the Government bonds held by the ETF falling between 5 and 12 years.

What do investors use the GOVT ETF for?

As it can be quite difficult for small investors to get exposure to the Government bond market, an investor could use the GOVT ETF to get exposure to the highest grade bonds in Australia.

GOVT's dividend information

GOVT dividend yield

Last 12m yield: 2.20%

Dividend yield information is recorded based on the last 12-month returns. Refer to the Issuer’s website before choosing this ETF for its dividend yield.

When does GOVT pay a dividend?

A quarterly distribution means the ETF or managed fund expects to return income (generated by the fund) or excess capital gains back to you, the investor, every three months.

GOVT dividend reinvestment plan (DRP)

A ‘full or partial’ Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) means the ETF or managed fund allows you, the investor, to take none, some or all of your monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly distributions as new units in the ETF/fund.

Fund issuer

State Street Global Advisors (State Street) is one of Australia’s and the world’s largest ETF issuers, both by the total number of ETFs and money invested (known as Funds Under Management or FUM). It is the name behind SPDR ETFs (“spider”).

Warnings we apply to the GOVT ETF

The following warnings are applied by our ETF research team. Please know that these warnings are based on quantitative metrics and our internal methodology. These risks are not exhaustive and therefore they should not be relied upon. Always read the PDS of the function and speak to your financial adviser before acting on this information.

GOVT tax domicile

When a fund/ETF has a “domicile” of Australia it means it is a registered fund in Australia for tax purposes. This means investors who buy into this fund or ETF, and are Australian residents for tax purposes, will be subject to Australian taxes and regulation. 

GOVT ETF registry

Link Market Services is the second-largest share registry in Australia and operates from offices in 11 countries throughout Australasia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Sector Information

The Best ETFs Australian Fixed Interest sector includes ETFs, managed funds and index funds which cover Australian bonds ranging from Government treasuries to Corporate and Hybrids; right through to Cash Management Trusts (CMTs).

Fixed interest - Australia sector data

Average 1Y return: 5.83%

Average FUM: $391.39

Average fee (MER): 0.25%

How GOVT compares:

1Y return: 6.27%

FUM: $28.58

Fee (MER): 0.22%

Sector information is recorded based on the last 12-month returns to December 2020. Refer to the Issuer’s website, speak to your financial adviser and always the fund’s Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before choosing an ETF for its dividend yield, past returns or fees. Past performance can be a poor indicator of future performance. 

GOVT ETF technical analysis chart

The Best ETFs technical analysis chart pack shows the 12-month share price movements, Stochastic bands and traded volume (for both up and down days). This chart uses end-of-day data, so it’s for illustrative purposes only.

GOVT ETF performance

This chart shows the return of GOVT shares up to a maximum of one year (12 months). Data in this chart is based on end-of-day pricing and NOT including dividends/distributions. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

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