§ During the third quarter of 2016, the value of the public’s
financial assets portfolio increased by about NIS 57 billion (compared with the
balance at the end of the second quarter of the year), to about NIS 3.39 trillion
at the end of the quarter.
§ 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.