Performance of SPDR STI ETF – FY 2016 against FY 2015

Interesting to see how SPDR Straits Times Index ETF performed for the financial year (FY) ended 30 June 2016. I did a quick comparison of key indicators between FY 2016 against FY 2015.

Indicators FY 2016 FY 2015 Change (%)
Net Asset Value (NAV) $2.886 $3.362 – 14.1
Net (losses)/gains on investments ($43,265,152) $10,552,266 -510.0
Total (deficit)/return for year ($29,884,972) $21,561,247


Distributions for year per unit $0.100 $0.093 +7.5

Net asset value per unit dropped 14.1% from $3.362 to $2.886 on 30 June 2016. Current NAV was $2.92 on 3 October 2016.

During the year, STI ETF made net losses in investments (-$43.2 million). The previous year was net gains on investments ($10.5 million).

Total return for the year swung from net profits to net losses from one year to the next. Total deficit for the year was $29.8 million.

Distributions per unit for the FY 2016 went up 7.5% to $0.10.

SPDR STI ETF did poorly for the year ended 30 June 2016. This period was a terrible one year for investments in Singapore equities.

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