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 Equity and bonds edged higher last week as the stimulus tap remained open post Powell’s Jackson Hole comments. Oil also surged on the back of escalating geopolitical concerns in Afghanistan and Hurricane Ida in the US. The best performers for the week were BetaShares Crude Oil Index ETF - Ccy Hedged (OOO) up 10.5% and BetaShares Global Energy Companies ETF (Hedged) (FUEL) up 5.6%. The worst performer was BetaShares Strong US Dollar Hedge Fund (YANK) down 5.6% as the US dollar fell following the Jackson Hole Symposium. Net flows for the week were A$334m. The flows were made up of inflows of A$368m and outflows of A$34m. BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ETHI) and BetaShares Australia 200 ETF (A200) saw inflows of A$25.6m and A$22.9m respectively. The biggest outflow was seen in BetaShares Gold Bullion ETF - Ccy Hedged (QAU) with outflows of A$11.3m. ETF Securities launched the first of three new ETFs in its Future Present range today. ETFS Semiconductor ETF (ASX Code: SEMI) aims to provide investors with a return, before fees and expenses, that tracks the performance of the Solactive Global Semiconductor 30 Index. The index is comprised of the 30 largest and most influential microchip makers and designers in developed markets, Taiwan and Korea. ...
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This week's highlights Falling commodity prices in the face of weaker Chinese demand pushed the Australian dollar and domestic share market lower last week. YANK, a leveraged play in AUD weakness, was the overall top performing fund across the market. Bearish domestic equity fund BBOZ followed. Domestic resource sector funds QRE and OZR were the poorest performers of the week, dropping by more than 10% in the face of a plummeting iron ore price. Energy (FUEL), gold miners (MNRS) and agriculture sector shares (FOOD) were also amongst the week’s poorest performers. Global healthcare funds HTLH and IXJ, India fund IIND and global quality-factor funds QUAL and QLTY were the best performing long-only equity ETFs for the week. Precious metals were mixed. Gold (GOLD) and silver (ETPMAG), which are heavily influenced by investment flows were strong performers for the week, with GOLD up 3.8%. Palladium (ETPMPD), which is a more purely industrial commodity was amongst the poorest performers, falling 10.2%. Oil fund OOO dropped 9.0%. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $396m, while outflows totalled $106m. Domestic equity fund A200 saw the biggest inflows for the week, followed by global equity fund QUAL. Australian fixed income and cash funds IAF, AAA and PLUS. VAS was the most traded fund for the week, followed by IOZ and VGS. IAF saw above average volumes. ...
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