Fixed income indices measure the performance of the bond market and the short-term money market. The S&P/ASX Australian Fixed Income Index Series is a broad benchmark index family designed to measure the performance of the Australian bond market which meets investable criteria. The series also includes an Australian Bank Bill Index which measures the performance of the Australian money market. The series facilitates use by institutional investment managers, managed and superannuation funds and professional advisors.
To learn more, please refer to the overview on the S&P/ASX Fixed Income Index Series FAQ's, or download the Index Methodology.
Sector indices enable investors to benchmark the performance of a particular stock market sector or industry. Each company is assigned an industry classification according to that company’s principal business and companies with the same business activity are grouped to form market sector indices. To learn more, please refer to the overview of Sector indices.
Strategy indices track the performance of a particular investment strategy. In contrast to capitalisation and sector indices which group companies according to their size or industry, strategy indices reflect performance of a rule-based investment strategy. That investment strategy may involve selecting companies on attributes other than their size or industry or making use of specific trading techniques and financial instruments in order to generate returns.
This category includes the traditional styles, the newer factors, the equity income strategies, managed volatility strategies as well as other quantitative strategies.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX (A-VIX) is Australia’s market sentiment indicator. It is a tool for investors, financial media, researchers and economists to monitor the level of near-term volatility in the Australian benchmark equity index. The level of the A-VIX implies market expectations of volatility in the S&P/ASX 200 over the next 30 days and provides an indicator of investor sentiment. An example of a volatility index is the S&P/ASX 200 VIX which can found on the markets homepage.