ETF Monitors


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

This week's highlights Chinese equities, oil and technology performed well last week. VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF (CETF) was the top performer over the week helped in part by AUD/CNY performance. ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF (ACDC) also had a strong week up 4.5%, with BetaShares S&P/ASX Australian Technology ETF (ATEC) and BetaShares Crude Oil Index ETF - Ccy Hedged (OOO) both up 4.3% The worst performers for the week were derivative-based bearish products. Elsewhere, ETFS Physical Platinum (ETPMPT) was down 2% and ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF (ZYUS) was also down 0.3%. Flows were positive for the week and totalled A$185m, this comprised of A$224m of inflows and A$39m of outflows. ETFS Physical Gold (GOLD) saw the highest inflows of A$21.7m followed by BetaShares NASDAQ 100 (NDQ) and SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund (STW). The biggest outflows were across BetaShares Australian High-Interest Cash ETF (AAA) (A$23m) and iShares Treasury ETF (IGB) (A$6.6m). BetaShares Australian High-Interest Cash ETF (AAA) and Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) maintained the highest turnover for the week. BetaShares Australian Equities Strong Bear (BBOZ) made the top three by turnover, as trading in short products picked up. ...
This week's highlights Thematic funds focused on clean energy (CLNE and ERTH), video gaming (ESPO) and technology (ASIA and ATEC) provided the bulk of the top performing ETFs last week. Indian equities (NDIA and IIND) also posted a strong week, as did global gold mining stocks (GDX and MNRS). The domestic resources sector (QRE, OZR and MVR), global energy (FUEL) and domestic yield strategies (SYI and SWTZ) were the week’s poorest performers across the equity segment. In the commodity world, silver (ETPMAG) and gold (GOLD) both posted strong weekly returns, while platinum (ETPMPT) lagged. Oil fund OOO was the poorest performing fund for the week, dropping 2.7%. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $286m, while outflows totalled $94m. Broad based equity funds A200, IOZ and IVV saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by gold miners fund GDX. Cash fund AAA and hedge gold fund QAU saw the largest outflows for the week. VAS was the most traded fund for the week, followed by IOZ and AAA. GOLD and GDX saw above average volumes. ...