Strong US Dollar Fund | BetaShares
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Gives investors a simple and accessible way to obtain magnified “long” exposure to the value of U.S. Dollar relative to the Australian Dollar

  • A 1% increase in the value of the U.S. Dollar relative to the Australian Dollar on a given day can generally be expected to deliver a 2.0% to 2.75% increase in the value of the Fund (and vice versa)
  • Profit from a view that the U.S. Dollar will strengthen relative to the Australian Dollar via an efficient use of capital
  • Hedge against USD currency risk – reduce exposure to movements in AUD/USD exchange rates
  • Diversify a portfolio – currencies have historically shown low correlation to equities, fixed income and most other asset classes
  • Alternative to CFDs or FX platforms

Gearing magnifies gains and losses and may not be a suitable strategy for all investors. Returns over longer periods will not necessarily be equivalent to 200% – 275% of the return of the U.S.  Dollar relative to the Australian Dollar over that period.


  • Access – obtain magnified exposure to the performance of the U.S. Dollar relative to the Australian Dollar as simply as buying any share
  • Convenience – investors avoid complications and costs of CFDs or other investments providing ‘geared’ currency exposure
  • No margin calls for investors – cannot lose more than initial investment
  • Liquidity – available to trade on ASX like any share

How to Invest

  • You can buy or sell units just like you’d buy or sell any share on the ASX
  • Fund requires no minimum investment


Pricing Information 20 June 2019

Current Price
Last Trade* $16.70
% Change (prev day) 0%
Bid (delayed) $16.57
Offer (delayed) $16.66
iNAV (live)**
iNAV stands for Indicative Net Asset Value. It is updated every 60 seconds and provides an estimate of the net asset value of the Fund during the trading day
*Data is delayed by at least 20 minutes.
* As at 20 June 2019 11:04 AM
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NAV/Unit * $16.74
* As at 18 June 2019


Net Assets* ($A) $12,557,887
Units Outstanding* (#) 750,000
Mgmt Costs** (% p.a.) 1.38%
Distribution Frequency Annual
Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) Not available
* As at 18 June 2019
**Certain additional costs apply. Please refer to PDS.

Trading Information

Bloomberg Code YANK AU
Trading Hours 10.00-16.00 (AEST)
Market Makers Deutsche Securities, Susquehanna Pacific
SMSF Eligible Yes

Index Information

Index N/A
Index Provider N/A
Index Ticker N/A
Bloomberg Index Ticker N/A


Gearing Exposure Range 200%-275%
Current Gearing Exposure* (%) 224.8%
Current Gearing Multiple** (x) 2.25
* As at 20 June 2019. Calculated as Fund borrowings divided by Fund total assets. Current Gearing Ratio is as at start of the above date and can be expected to vary throughout the day.
**Represents the Fund's approximate exposure, for 20 June 2019, to the change in value of the U.S. dollar relative to the Australian dollar as measured by the futures contract held in the Fund. For example, if the Fund's Gearing multiple is 2.30x and the U.S. dollar goes up relative to the Australian dollar by 1% that day, the Fund would be expected to go up approximately 2.30% that day, before fees and expenses. The Fund is actively managed and the portfolio exposure will change on a daily basis, affecting returns over time.


Fund Returns After Fees (%)

1 month 4.04% -1.59%
3 months 5.70% -2.20%
6 months 11.75% -4.98%
1 year 20.40% -8.31%
3 year p.a - -
5 year p.a - -
Since inception (p.a) 4.76% -2.94%
Inception date 28-Nov-16 -
* As at 31 May 2019


Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Returns are calculated in Australian dollars using net asset value per unit at the start and end of the specified period and do not reflect brokerage or the bid ask spread that investors incur when buying and selling units on the ASX. Returns are after fund management costs, assume reinvestment of any distributions and do not take into account tax paid as an investor in the Fund. Returns for periods longer than one year are annualised. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown.


Yield Information

Distribution Frequency Annual
12 Mth Distribution Yield* (%) 2.7%
12 Mth Gross Distribution Yield* (%) -
Franking Level -
*As at 31 May 2019. Yield figures are calculated by summing the prior 12 month net and gross fund per unit distributions divided by the fund closing NAV per unit. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

Recent Distributions

Ex Date Record Date Payment Date Distribution Unit ($) Annual Distribution Return (%) (1)
2-Jul-18 3-Jul-18 17-Jul-18 $0.43689 3.12%
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Factsheet - YANK
The Case for YANK
Portfolio Holdings
Product Disclosure Statement - YANK
Annual Report - June 2018
Notice of Modifications to Fund Constitution – AMIT Tax Regime
2018 Distribution Calendar
Annual Hedge Fund Report – 2018
Interim Financial Report 2018
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