21 August 2017
Singapore Fixed Income Indices (SFI) Weekly – 21 August 2017
Key highlights for the week ending 18 August 2017
· Last week, the SFI lost 0.17%, while the equity market, as measured by the STI, decreased 0.85%.
· YTD, the SFI has underperformed the STI by 8.87% (4.02% vs. 12.89%).
· The decrease in the SFI was largely caused by a 0.22% decline in the SFI Government Bond Index; the SFI Corporate Bond Index closed 0.09% lower.
· Within the corporate bond segment, the SFI Financial Bond Index was the only gainer, closing the week 0.03% higher; the SFI Industrial Bond Index and SFI Statutory Board Bond Index lost 0.20% and 0.14% respectively.
· Across the board, long-dated bonds continued to outperform short-term bonds. YTD, the SFI 10+ Year Bond Index is up 6.45%, compared to 1.74% by the SFI 1-3 Year Bond Index.
· The SGD weakened against the USD, down 0.095% last week. YTD, the SGD has appreciated 5.63% against the USD.
Source: Thomson Reuters Datastream (data as of 21 August 2017)
1Performance is measured on a price return basis for the Straits Times Index.
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