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 ETF review

ASX: GOVT share price and fees

ASX ticker code: GOVT
Yearly fee (MER): 0.22%
FUM: $29.10 million
Monthly spread: 0.13%

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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: October 2021

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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.

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GOVT investor starter pack

GOVT PDS

The Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) explains the fees, tax status and some of the risks.

GOVT literature

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GOVT holdings

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ASX: GOVT’s dividend 2021

GOVT dividend yield

Last 12m yield: 2.62%

When does GOVT pay a dividend?

GOVT dividend reinvestment plan (DRP)

Warnings we apply to the GOVT ETF

GOVT tax domicile

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Sector information is recorded based on the last 12-month returns to October 2021. 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. 

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ASX: GOVT technical analysis

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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