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

This week's highlights Commodity related stocks outperformed last week. Gold mining funds GDX and MNRS were the week’s top performers, followed by energy (FUEL), agriculture (FOOD) and resources funds (QRE, OZR and MVR). Clean energy (CLNE and ERTH), biotech (CURE) and technology sector/thematic funds (ATEC, CLDD, FANG, ASIA and TECH) were all amongst the week’s biggest decliners. Silver was the top performing commodity fund, with ETPMAG up 4.2%. Gold also posted a strong week, with the metal pushing above US$1,800/oz for the first time since February. Palladium was the biggest decliner, with ETPMPD dropping 5.6% for the week. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $276m, while outflows totalled $145m. Emerging markets fund IEM saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by broad equity fund A200 and sustainability fund ETHI. Australian equity funds IOZ and STW saw the largest outflows for the week. VAS was the most traded fund for the week, followed by IOZ and AAA. GOLD and ETHI saw above average volumes. ...
This week's highlights The US equity market finished the week relatively flat as some technology and energy company results missed expectations. Commodities, oil and metals were also steady along with the US dollar. The top performer for the week was ETFS-NAM India Nifty 50 ETF (NDIA) which was up 2.9% and BetaShares Global Banks ETF (Hedged) (BNKS) was up 2.5%. The bottom performers for the week were VanEck Vectors Global Clean Energy ETF (CLNE) which was down 6.4% and BetaShares Global Gold Miners ETF (Hedged) (MNRS) 5.4%. Total flows for the week were A$278m which consisted of A$352m of inflows and A$78m of outflows. The highest inflows were in cash and broad-based equities. BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) had A$61m and iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) A$56m. Most outflows were seen in VanEck Vectors MSCI Australian Sustainable Equity ETF (GRNV) of A$28m. Total turnover for the week remains highest amongst the broad-based equity and cash products. ...
This week's highlights Chinese equities outperformed last week, with CETF and CNEW being the two top performing equity funds for the week. Clean energy (CLNE) and climate solutions (ERTH) funds were strong performers as world leaders spoke at Biden’s climate summit. Biotech (CURE) and healthcare (IXJ) stocks were also amongst the top performers. India funds were amongst the biggest decliners as the COVID-19 situation escalated, with both IIND and NDIA down more than 2.5%. Precious metals all posted positive returns for the week. Palladium fund ETPMPD continued its recent rally and was the overall top performing product for the week. Platinum fund ETPMPT also had a strong week. Oil fund OOO was amongst the biggest decliners. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $367m, while outflows totalled $55m. Domestic cash fund AAA saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by broad equity funds A200 and F100. Equity fund IOZ saw the largest outflows for the week. VAS was the most traded fund for the week, followed by IOZ and AAA. IOO and GEAR saw above average volumes. ...
This week's highlights In a week that saw the S&P 500 push to new highs and the S&P/ASX 200 near its pre-pandemic peak, the top performing equity funds were Australian technology fund ATEC, global healthcare fund DRUG, gold miner fund MNRS and battery technology fund ACDC. China and India funds were amongst the biggest decliners, with CETF, IIND, ASIA and NDIA all dropping by 2% or more. Precious metals were mixed, with palladium (ETPMPD) and silver (ETPMAG) amongst the week’s top performing funds. Gold was relatively flat, while platinum (ETPMPT) declined. Oil fund OOO was the week’s overall top performing fund, returning 6.4%. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $302m, while outflows totalled $164m. Active bond funds BNDS and XARO saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by broad equity funds IOZ and IVV. Cash fund AAA saw the largest outflows for the week. IOZ was the most traded fund for the week, followed by VAS and AAA. VEU and WVOL saw above average volumes. ...
This week's highlights Tech stocks posted a strong week, with ATEC, FANG and HNDQ all amongst the top performing unleveraged equity funds. Australian small and mid-cap equity funds also outperformed, with MVS, MVE and SMLL all returning more than 3.7%. Leveraged Nasdaq 100 fund LNAS was the overall top performing fund for the week, adding 8.9%. Biotechnology (CURE), clean energy (CLNE), India (NDIA) and China (CETF) were all amongst the biggest decliners for the week. Precious metals were relatively flat, with silver (ETPMAG) gaining 3.4% being the biggest mover. Oil fund OOO was amongst the biggest decliners for the week, dropping 3.5%. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $305m, while outflows totalled $57m. Cash fund AAA saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by domestic equity and bond funds IOZ and IAF. Domestic top 50 equity fund SFY saw the largest outflows for the week. VAS was the most traded fund for the week, followed by AAA and STW. IAF saw above average volumes. ...
This week's highlights Global equity markets marched onwards to fresh highs last week even with a shortened trading week. ETFS Ultra Long Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (LNAS) was the best performing fund for the week up 10.2%, while VanEck Vectors Global Clean Energy ETF (CLNE) was up 8.1%. Precious metals were amongst the worst performers, with ETFS Physical Silver (ETPMAG) down 1.9% and ETFS Physical Gold (GOLD) down 1.1%. Total inflows for the week totalled A$226m which consisted of A$305m of inflows and A$76m of outflows. The best inflows on a fund basis were seen by BetaShares Australia 200 ETF (A200) which had A$79.9m of inflows and iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) had A$31.5m. The biggest outflows were in SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund (STW) A$38.1m and iShares Edge MSCI World Minimum Volatility ETF (WVOL) had A$5.2m of outflows. Turnover for the week remains highest amongst vanilla equity ETFs. Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) had A$21.1m of turnover and SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund (STW) had A$16.4m. ETFS Ultra Long Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (LNAS) provides hedged leveraged target exposure to the Nasdaq-100 in the range of 200-275%. ...
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