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    ECAS October Monthly Report & Update

    Overview
    • Both the US presidential election and falling near-term US fiscal stimulus expectations were the main market drivers in October
    • A democratic clean sweep was likely to see significantly higher bond yields and stronger risk asset markets, courtesy of expectations for significant US fiscal stimulus. Post-election, US political expectations have coalesced around a status quo outcome, while vaccine expectations have lifted risk asset valuations
    • Credit spreads narrowed on the month, despite a late shift to less positive risk sentiment
    • Despite a continued push higher in US interest rates, Australian bonds outperformed as markets priced a shift on the part of the RBA to full QE mode
    Performance
    Month (%)Quarter (%)1 Year (% p.a.)Since Inception* (%)
    eInvest Cash Booster Fund (ECAS)0.040.17-0.84
    RBA Cash Rate0.020.06-0.41
    Excess Return0.020.11-0.44

    ^Inception date for the eInvest Cash Booster Fund was 12 November 2019. Performance shown above are net of fees. Fund returns are calculated using net asset value per unit of the underlying fund at the start and end of the specified period and do not reflect the brokerage or the bid/ask spread that investors incur when buying and selling 

    Performance

    ECAS Fund and Investment Objective 

    ECAS provides investors with regular monthly income. ECAS invests in APRA regulated Authorised Deposit Taking Institutions as well as a range of high quality, investment-grade bonds and floating rate notes.

    ECAS aims to provide investors a high level of capital stability over the short term, by investing in a diversified portfolio of cash and short-term money market and fixed income securities, and to provide a total return (after fees) that exceeds the RBA Cash Rate by 50 basis points measured annually.

    Key Statistics  
    • Modified duration: 0.08
    • Portfolio Yield: 0.55
    • Average Credit Quality: A-1
    • Management Cost: 0.15% (incl of GST and RITC)
    • Inception Date: 12 November 2019
    • Monthly Cash Income: ECAS had a distribution of $0.03125 in October 2020

     

     

    To read more about eInvest Cash Booster Fund (Managed Fund) Code: ECAS, click here.

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    Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Please read the PDS prior to investing. This information is general in nature and is subject to the terms and conditions outlined here.