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 US markets marched onwards and upwards last week as precious metals also continued their rebound, while the Aussie dollar weakened further. Real Estate performed well last week, with VanEck Vectors FTSE International Property (Hedged) ETF (REIT) up 2.5% and SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate Fund (DJRE) up 2.4%. The poorest performers were BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASIA) down 3.9% and VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF (ESPO) down 3%. Net flows for the week totalled A$240m, this consisted of A$362m in inflows and A$122m in outflows. This was driven by BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) which had A$35m of inflows and BetaShares Australia 200 ETF (A200) which had A$33m of inflows. The highest outflows were in iShares Core Cash ETF (BILL) of A$52m and BetaShares S&P/ASX 200 Resources Sector ETF (QRE) of A$16.8m. ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF (ZYUS) has returned 23.1% YTD. ZYUS aims to provide investors with a return that, before fees and expenses, tracks the performance of the S&P 500 Low Volatility High Dividend Index. It uses a full-replication strategy to track the index, meaning it holds all the shares that make up the index in proportion to their index weights. ...
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This week's highlights Tech-related funds posted strong gains last week with LNAS, NDQ and FANG all amongst the top performing funds for the week. Clean energy (CLNE), healthcare (HLTH) and the S&P 500 (IVV) also performed strongly last week. China-related funds underperformed, with CETF, IZZ and ASIA all amongst the week’s poorest performers alongside Australian tech fund ATEC. Global banks (BNKS) and energy companies (FUEL) also underperformed. Precious metals rose across the board. Palladium fund ETPMPD was the overall top performing fund for the week, returning 7.0%, while precious metals basket fund ETPMPM returned 3.2%. Strong dollar fund AUDS was amongst the poorest performers for the week, dropping 3.0%. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $332m, while outflows totalled $174m. Domestic equity fund IOZ saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by international fund IHVV and ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF (ACDC). Hedged global quality fund QHAL and cash fund AAA saw the largest outflows for the week. AAA was the most traded fund for the week, followed by VAS and IOZ. QUAL and VAP saw above average volumes. ...