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.

GOVT share price & data

Ticker code: GOVT
Yearly fee (MER): 0.22%
FUM: $25.87 million
Monthly spread: 0.47%
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$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$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

Prices updated using end of day data. Capital return only. FUM, fee and spread data updated monthly. Last updated: July 2020.

What does the GOVT 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 GOVT 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 dividend information

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”).

Best ETFs warnings

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FUM

If an ETF has a small amount of funds under management or FUM (meaning, the amount of money invested in the ETF), it risks being closed by the fund manager.

Tax Domicile

When a fund/ETF has a “domicile” of Australia it means it is a registered fund in Australia for tax purposes.

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).

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