ETF Monitors

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

This week's highlights Tech-related funds posted strong gains last week. Cloud computing fund CLDD was the week’s top performing equity fund, followed by FANG, ATEC, HACK and NDQ. Gold mining funds GDX and MNRS were the week’s biggest decliners, followed by other commodity-related funds including FOOD, QRE and OZR. Precious metals declined across the board on the back of a quickly strengthening US dollar. Palladium (ETPMPD) led the decline, falling 5.8%. GOLD fell 3.0% as the metal ended the week below US$1,800 per ounce for the first time since April. Leveraged US dollar fund YANK was the week’s overall top performer, adding 6.2% as the AUD fell below US75c. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $209m, while outflows totalled $273m. Domestic equity fund A200 saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by international funds FUEL, ASIA, IVV and QUAL. Domestic equity fund IOZ saw the largest outflows for the week. IOZ was the most traded fund for the week, followed by VAS and BBOZ. Hedged international equity fund VGAD saw above average volumes. ...
This week's highlights ETFS S&P Biotech ETF (CURE) was last week’s top performing ETF, returning 7.5% for the week. Tech-related funds ATEC, CLDD and HACK also saw strong performance alongside broad healthcare funds HLTH and IXJ. China-focused funds CNEW and CETF were amongst the week’s poorest performers along with financial sector funds MVB, OZF, QFN and BNKS. Short Nasdaq fund SNAS was the week’s overall biggest decliner. In the commodity world, silver (ETPMAG) added 3.3% to be amongst the week’s top performers, while other precious metals declined. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $228m, while outflows totalled $110m. International equity funds QUAL and NDQ saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by hybrids fund HBRD. Domestic equity fund IOZ saw the bulk of the outflows for the week. IOZ was the most traded fund for the week, followed by VAS and VGS. ...
This week's highlights Oil fund OOO and global energy fund FUEL were the top performing funds last week as oil prices passed US$70/bbl for the first time since mid-2018. Australian property funds VAP, SLF and MVA also outperformed alongside domestic resources fund MVR. Clean energy (CLNE), global healthcare (HLTH) and gold miners (GDX and MNRS) were all amongst the poorest performers for the week. Precious metals pulled back from recent gains, with silver (ETPMAG) dropping 1.5% and GOLD dropping 0.8% to end the week just below US$1,900/oz. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $235m, while outflows totalled $281m. A200, ERTH and QUAL saw the week’s biggest inflows. Cash fund AAA and IOZ saw the bulk of the outflows for the week. IOZ was the most traded fund for the week, followed by AAA and BBOZ. GOLD and ETHI saw above-average volumes. ...
This week's highlights Chinese equities, oil and technology performed well last week. VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF (CETF) was the top performer over the week helped in part by AUD/CNY performance. ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF (ACDC) also had a strong week up 4.5%, with BetaShares S&P/ASX Australian Technology ETF (ATEC) and BetaShares Crude Oil Index ETF - Ccy Hedged (OOO) both up 4.3% The worst performers for the week were derivative-based bearish products. Elsewhere, ETFS Physical Platinum (ETPMPT) was down 2% and ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF (ZYUS) was also down 0.3%. Flows were positive for the week and totalled A$185m, this comprised of A$224m of inflows and A$39m of outflows. ETFS Physical Gold (GOLD) saw the highest inflows of A$21.7m followed by BetaShares NASDAQ 100 (NDQ) and SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund (STW). The biggest outflows were across BetaShares Australian High-Interest Cash ETF (AAA) (A$23m) and iShares Treasury ETF (IGB) (A$6.6m). BetaShares Australian High-Interest Cash ETF (AAA) and Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) maintained the highest turnover for the week. BetaShares Australian Equities Strong Bear (BBOZ) made the top three by turnover, as trading in short products picked up. ...
This week's highlights Thematic funds focused on clean energy (CLNE and ERTH), video gaming (ESPO) and technology (ASIA and ATEC) provided the bulk of the top performing ETFs last week. Indian equities (NDIA and IIND) also posted a strong week, as did global gold mining stocks (GDX and MNRS). The domestic resources sector (QRE, OZR and MVR), global energy (FUEL) and domestic yield strategies (SYI and SWTZ) were the week’s poorest performers across the equity segment. In the commodity world, silver (ETPMAG) and gold (GOLD) both posted strong weekly returns, while platinum (ETPMPT) lagged. Oil fund OOO was the poorest performing fund for the week, dropping 2.7%. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $286m, while outflows totalled $94m. Broad based equity funds A200, IOZ and IVV saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by gold miners fund GDX. Cash fund AAA and hedge gold fund QAU saw the largest outflows for the week. VAS was the most traded fund for the week, followed by IOZ and AAA. GOLD and GDX saw above average volumes. ...
This week's highlights Volatility crept back into global markets last week as inflation readings in the US spooked some investors and led to some sell offs. China exposed ETFs were the best performers over the week, CNEW and CETF were both up over 3%. Goldminer ETF GDX and healthcare sector offering IXJ were also both up 2% and 1.4% respectively. The worst performers for the week were technology sector ETFs. Australian technology ETF ATEC was down 6% whilst ASIA was down 5.5%. Net inflows for the week were A$144m which consisted of A$563m of inflows and outflows were A$419m. The biggest inflows were seen in IVV, IAF and AAA. The largest outflows were across IOZ, IHCB and IEM. With inflation readings spiking last week some investors are turning towards a natural inflation hedge such as GOLD to counteract lower real yields. ETF Securities offers Australia’s largest fully physically backed gold ETP. 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. ...
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