ETF Monitors


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

This week's highlights Newly listed crypto-related equity funds DIGA and CRYP topped the performance table last week, rising 14.6% and 8.4% respectively. These were followed by gaming fund ESPO and gold mining funds GDX and MNRS. Biotech fund CURE, robotics fund RBTZ and domestic property funds MVA, SLF and VAP were all amongst the week’s poorest performers. Precious metals gained across the board. Gold rallied on higher than expected US inflation numbers, with GOLD up 4.5%. Silver (ETPMAG) and platinum (ETPMPT) were both amongst the top performers for the week, gaining 6.0% and 5.8% respectively. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $543m, while outflows totalled $283m. The largest inflows and outflows for the week were into Australian equity fund IOZ, CRYP and domestic government bond fund IGB. The week's largest outflows were from SELF and IEM. VGAD was the most traded fund for the week, followed by VAS. VESG saw above average volumes. ...
This week's highlights US equities ticked consistently higher last week reaching more fresh highs. Oil declined and resources came off again. ETFS Semiconductor ETF (SEMI) was the best performer for the week up 9.6%, while iShares Core S&P SmallCap ETF (IJR) was up 7.9%. The worst performers were short products and the worst-performing equity ETF was VanEck Vectors Global Clean Energy ETF (CLNE) down 2.8%. Net flows for the week remained positive at A$428m which consisted of inflows of A$447m and outflows of A$19m. The biggest inflows were seen in iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) and iShares Core Composite Bond ETF (IAF) which had A$86m and A$60m respectively. The biggest outflows were in BetaShares Australian Ex-20 Portfolio Diversifier ETF (EX20) which had A$8.5m of redemptions. ETFS Semiconductor ETF (SEMI) was up 9.6% for the week. SEMI provides investors access to the semiconductor value chain. This includes foundries, which make microchips; fabless, which are companies that design microchips; equipment makers, which create the machines used to build microchips; and integrated device manufacturers, which both make and design microchips. ...