ETF Monitors

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The latest flows and performance insights into the top and bottom performing Australian ETFs.

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This week's highlights Oil and resources performed well last week as markets continued to digest the likelihood of several rate rises throughout 2022. The electric vehicle revolution continued to weigh in on lithium prices. The best performers over the week were BetaShares Crude Oil Index ETF - Ccy Hedged (OOO) up 6.2% and BetaShares S&P/ASX 200 Resources Sector ETF (QRE) up 5.3%. The poorest performers were BetaShares Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (RBTZ) down 6.2% and ETFS Hydrogen ETF (HGEN) down 5.2%. Net flows into ETFs remained positive at A$215m. Which consisted of A$251m of inflows and A$36m of outflows. The biggest inflows were in BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) and SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund (STW). Whilst VanEck Vectors Australian Resources ETF (MVR) had the biggest outflows for the week. ETF Securities offers a range of precious metal ETFs which are physically backed by the underlying metal. GOLD offers investors a simple, cost-efficient and secure way to access gold by providing a return equivalent to the movements in the Australian dollar price of gold less a daily management fee. Investors have been allocating to bullion to diversify their portfolios and hedge against inflation risk. ...
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This week's highlights Markets suffered a poor start to the year with technology stocks stumbling due to concerns around rising inflation and the Fed raising rates sooner than expected. Investors began rotating into value-style sectors such as financials and energy. As a result, the top-performing fund was the ETFS Ultra Short Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (SNAS) up 8.5%, followed by BetaShares Global Energy Companies ETF (Hedged) (FUEL) up 6.7%. Crypto-related funds CRYP and DIGA continued to struggle and were the week’s poorest performing ETFs, returning -11.5% and -19.1% respectively. Precious metals performance was diverse, with platinum (ETPMPT) leading the way up 1.6%, GOLD down -0.2%, and Palladium (ETPMPD) the worst performer down 3.9%. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $469m, while outflows amounted to $526m. The largest inflow for the week was into BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) with investors seeking risk-off assets. The largest outflow for the week was iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) of $513m. IOZ and STW, Australian ASX 200 ETFs, were the most traded funds for the week. ...