This week's highlights
Markets fell from all time highs last week. Chinese equities fared well compared to a few months prior. Some of the best performers over the week were VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF (CETF), which was up 3.8%, and VanEck Vectors China New Economy ETF (CNEW) which was up 3.5%.
The worst performers for the week were Gold Mining ETFs. VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) fell 4.1% whilst BetaShares Global Gold Miners ETF (Hedged) (MNRS) was down 4.7%.
Net inflows for the week totalled A$A959m, which comprised of A$981m of inflows and A$22m of outflows. The biggest inflows were seen in the iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) with A$619.7m and BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) with $35.2m. Outflows were largest in ETFS FANG+ ETF (FANG) which had A$10.4m of redemptions.
ETFS Semiconductor ETF (SEMI) is the first of three new ETFs in the Future Present range. SEMI provides investors access to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, right through the value chain. Demand for semiconductors is being driven by a greater use of electronic devices which includes servers for cloud computing, chips for artificial intelligence and robotics, video game consoles and PCs, and electric cars.