The public's financial assets portfolio in the third quarter of 2016
§ The increase in the portfolio value in the third quarter derived mainly from an increase in the value of shares in Israel, tradable corporate bonds, and the balance of cash and deposits, which was partially offset by a decline in government bonds.
§ Since the beginning of the year, there has been a decline of about 1.1 percentage points in the weight of tradable assets, a decline of about 0.6 percentage points in the value of assets abroad, and a decline of about 0.5 percentage points in foreign exchange assets.
§ The value of the asset portfolio managed by institutional investors increased by about 1.7 percent (NIS 23 billion) in the third quarter of 2016, to about NIS 1.42 trillion. The increase encompassed most components, mainly the value of shares in Israel and investments abroad, which were partly offset by a decline in the value of cash and deposits.
§ In contrast to the trend that began in 2015, there were net deposits in mutual funds totaling about NIS 0.6 billion in the third quarter of 2016.