RBC Canadian Bond Index ETF

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Investment Objective

RBC Canadian Bond Index ETF seeks to replicate, to the extent possible and before fees and expenses, the performance of a broad Canadian bond index. Currently, the ETF seeks to track the FTSE TMX Canada Universe + Maple Bond Index.

Fund Information

Ticker Symbol: RCUB
Exchange: Aequitas NEO Exchange
Assets ($mm): 39.36
Units Outstanding: 1,966,444
Mgmt. Fee**: 0.10
2017 MER*: 0.11
CUSIP: 75525C101
Income Distribution: Monthly
Capital Gains Distribution: Quarterly
Index: FTSE TMX Canada Universe + Maple Bond Index
Inception Date: Sep, 2017
Registered Account Eligibility: RRSPs, RRIFs, RESPs, DPSPs and TFSAs


Fund Market Price
(as of August 16, 2018)
Closing Price 20.02
Change ($) 0.02
Change (%) 0.10
Market 52 Week High 20.54
Market 52 Week Low 19.71
Volume 11,355
Fund Net Asset Value
(as of August 16, 2018)
NAV Price 20.01
Change ($) 0.02
Change (%) 0.11
NAV per Share 52 Week High 20.57
NAV per Share 52 Week Low 19.74

Performance Analysis

(as of July 31, 2018) 1
  YTD 1Mo 3Mo 6Mo 1Yr 3Yr 5Yr Since Incep

Portfolio Analysis

 (as of August 16, 2018)
 Portfolio Characteristics (as of August 16, 2018)
Weighted Average Credit Rating AA
Weighted Average Yield to Maturity (%)*
Weighted Average Current Yield (%)*
Weighted Average Coupon (%)* 3.40
Par Value per Unit
Weighted Average Duration 7.47
*Gross Of MER

Credit Ratings Distribution/Breakdown
(as of July 31, 2018)

Sector Breakdown
(as of July 31, 2018)

Underlying Holdings  (as of August 16, 2018) % Assets
CANADA HOUSING TRUST NO 1 3.35% 2020/12/15 2.7
CANADA HOUSING TRUST NO 1 1.25% 2021/06/15 2.6
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT 3.5% 2045/12/01 2.3
PROVINCE OF QUEBEC 9.5% 2023/03/30 2.3
CANADA HOUSING TRUST NO 1 2.35% 2023/09/15 1.9
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 2.6% 2025/06/02 1.7
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT 2.75% 2048/12/01 1.4
TCHC ISSUER TRUST 4.877% 2037/05/11 1.4
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA 2.03% 2021/03/15 1.3
Top Holdings (% of Portfolio) 19.4%
Total Number of Holdings 421

Distributions & Tax Information

Distributions for Year: 2018
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Distr. Period Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date Cash Distr. Per Unit Re-invested Distr. Per Unit Total Distr. Per Unit††
Jan, 2018 01/24/2018 01/25/2018 01/31/2018 0.046 0.046
Feb, 2018 02/21/2018 02/22/2018 02/28/2018 0.046 0.046
Mar, 2018 03/22/2018 03/23/2018 03/29/2018 0.048 0.048
Apr, 2018 04/22/2018 04/23/2018 04/30/2018 0.047 0.047
May, 2018 05/23/2018 05/24/2018 05/31/2018 0.046 0.046
Jun, 2018 06/22/2018 06/25/2018 06/29/2018 0.049 0.049
Year to Date   0.282 0.282


Securities regulations do not allow us to report performance for an exchange-traded fund that has been available for less than one year. This fund was launched September 21, 2017.

† Distributions by the RBC ETF that are not paid in cash but result in additional units of the RBC ETF. These distributions should be accounted for by investors for tax purposes by adding the distribution amount to the adjusted cost base of the units held.

†† The exact tax treatment of the distributions for a calendar year is calculated after the RBC ETF's tax year-end. As a result, investors will receive an official tax statement from their broker detailing the type of income they have to report for tax purposes for the entire year and not for each distribution.

Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Please read the prospectus or Fund Facts document before investing. ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. ETF units are bought and sold at market price on a stock exchange and brokerage commissions will reduce returns. RBC ETFs do not seek to return any predetermined amount at maturity. Index returns do not represent RBC ETF returns. RBC ETFs are managed by RBC Global Asset Management Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada. The indicated rates of return are the historical total returns for the periods including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, commission charges or income taxes payable by any unitholder that would have reduced returns.