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 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. ...
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This week's highlights In a week that saw technology stocks lead global markets lower, ETFS Ultra Short Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (SNAS) was the week’s overall top performing fund, up 8.3%. ETFS S&P Biotech ETF (CURE) gained 5.7% as global concerns over the Omicron variant intensified. Mining and resources funds (MNRS, OZR, GDX and QRE) and domestic property funds (VAP and SLF) were also amongst the top performers. Crypto-related funds DIGA and CRYP were the week’s poorest performing ETFs, followed by a range of technology and energy-related funds. Precious metals gained ground, with GOLD ending the week 1.8% higher. Silver fund ETPMAG was the week’s top performing commodity ETP, up 3.7%. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $351m, while outflows totalled $123m. The largest inflows for the week were into broad-based global equity fund IWLD, followed by cash fund AAA. Australian equity fund IOZ saw the largest outflows for the week. VAS was the most traded fund for the week, followed by AAA. ...