Diversified Portfolios - InvestSMART Fixed Income - 30 September 2016

InvestSMART Fixed Income September Report
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The InvestSMART Fixed Income Portfolio produced a return of -0.04% over the monthof September and 1.2% over the three months, which was ahead of the benchmarkover both periods. Australian 10-year bond yields started the quarter at 1.981% and hita low of 1.819% in early August when the RBA lowered cash rates to 1.50%, only tosubsequently rise to a peak of 2.128% in September then re-trace and finish thequarter close to where they started at 1.908%. Since inception (around 9 months) theportfolio has delivered investors an income of around 3.8% and a slight amount ofgrowth of around 0.3%.

Looking forward we believe that volatility in fixed income bond markets is likely andthat the yield to maturity of around than 2% is insufficient to compensate investors forthat risk. This also materially contributes to the risk of fall short of the medium termobjective of outperforming. With that in mind we have invested around half of theportfolio in cash and a managed fund that invests predominantly in floating ratecorporate bonds. This means that the portfolio will deviate from the statedbenchmark from one month to the next but over the next three years we expect itshould be less sensitive to interest rate changes.


Estimated yield

Growth of $10,000

Income Reinvested


Source: Praemium, RBA.

Returns are before expenses and fees. Returns are shown as annualised if the period is over 1 year. * Since Inception (SI) date is 22 December 2015.

InvestSMART Fixed Income Portfolio -0.04% 1.20% 3.09% 4.10%
Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0 Yr Index -0.22% 0.93% 3.82% 5.70%
Excess to Benchmark 0.18% 0.27% -0.74% -1.61%

Important Information

While every care has been taken in preparation of this document, InvestSMART Financial Services Limited (ABN 70 089 038 531, AFSL 226435) (“InvestSMART”) makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of any statement in it including, without limitation, any forecasts. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. This document has been prepared for the purpose of providing general information, without taking account of any particular investor’s objectives, financial situation or needs. An investor should, before making any investment decisions, consider the appropriateness of the information in this document, and see professional advice, having regard to the investor’s objectives, financial situation and needs. This document is solely for the use of the party to whom it is provided. This document has been prepared for InvestSMART by InvestSense Pty Ltd ABN 31 601 876 528, Authorised Representative of Sentry Asset Management Pty Ltd AFSL 408 800. Financial commentary contained within this report is provided by InvestSense Pty Ltd. The information contained in this document is not intended to be a definitive statement on the subject matter nor an endorsement that this model portfolio is appropriate for you and should not be relied upon in making a decision to invest in this product. The information in this report is general information only and does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation, needs or circumstances. No representations or warranties express or implied, are made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information, opinions and conclusions contained in this report. In preparing this report, InvestSMART and InvestSense Pty Ltd has relied upon and assumed, without independent verification, the accuracy and completeness of all information available to us. To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither InvestSMART, InvestSense Pty Ltd or their directors, employees or agents accept any liability for any loss arising in relation to this report. The suitability of the investment product to your needs depends on your individual circumstances and objectives and should be discussed with your Adviser. Potential investors must read the PDS, Approved Product List and FSG along with any accompanying materials. Investment in securities and other financial products involves risk. An investment in a financial product may have the potential for capital growth and income, but may also carry the risk that the total return on the investment may be less than the amount contributed directly by the investor. Past performance of financial products is not a reliable indicator of future performance. InvestSense Pty Ltd does not assure nor guarantee the performance of any financial products offered. Information, opinions, historical performance, calculations or assessments of performance of financial products or markets rely on assumptions about tax, reinvestment, market performance, liquidity and other factors that will be important and may fluctuate over time. InvestSense Pty Ltd, InvestSMART Financial Services Limited, its associates and their respective directors and other staff each declare that they may, from time to time, hold interests in Securities that are contained in this investment product.

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