About Nikko AM Shenton ShortTerm Bond(A$)
The Nikko AM Shenton ShortTerm Bond(A$) fund is the same fund as the original, and is essentially the same underlying fund, but with a new AUD hedged share class. The main reason why the fund is able to achieve a higher yield than the original SGD class is because of forward contracts which capture the difference between the high interest rates in Australia and the low interest rates in Singapore. This results in an immediate forward gain as shown in the above table which is added to the yield of the fund. The fund is exposed to AUD currency risk.
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About Nikko AM Shenton ShortTerm Bond(S$)
Nikko AM Shenton ShortTerm Bond(S$) is one of the Parking Facility Funds at Fundsupermart. It facilitates online transactions of unit trusts where investors are able to invest unit trust using Nikko AM Shenton ShortTerm Bond (S$) without any lag time. The fund seeks to preserve capital and liquidity, and to outperform the SIBOR. It invests in a diversified portfolio of good quality, short-term bonds and money market instruments. If there is a fund on our platform that can be deemed to be a ‘Cash Fund Plus’ type of fund, the Nikko AM Shenton ShortTerm Bond(S$) will be one of the closest. It potentially earns higher returns than the Cash Fund while still having relatively low risk levels.
The Nikko AM Shenton ShortTerm Bond(S$)'s Net Yield to Maturity^
The net yield on the Nikko AM Shenton ShortTerm Bond (updated weekly) is annualized and derived from the Net Yields to Maturity. The latest expense ratio and the FSM platform fee has already been taken into account and deducted from the gross yield to derive this Net Yield to Maturity.
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Read “Interpreting Yields for Bond Funds” to understand more about the difference in yield to maturity on a bond and yield to maturity on a bond fund.
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