Enhancing cash returns using an ETF

Declining interest rates have been an increasing source of concern for investors who need to rely on the (relatively) secure income streams provided by cash and fixed income investments. With this in mind, it is worth reviewing the range of cash products available – and in particular, comparing the yields that have recently been available from bank term deposits and the Bloomberg Bank Bill Index (a benchmark of many cash/money market funds) with that of the BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (ASX Code: AAA). As will be seen, AAA has provided generally higher income returns than these alternatives, while still allowing investors to retain more immediate access to their funds, should the need arise, due to their ASX-traded status. For more click the link: (VIEW LINK)

David Bassanese
Chief Economist

Author, columnist, investment strategist and macro-economist. Previous roles at Federal Treasury, OECD, Macquarie Bank and AFR. I develop economic insights and portfolio construction strategies for BetaShares' retail and adviser clients.

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