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Weekly ETF Monitor for week ending 11 February 2022

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This week's highlights

  • Equity markets experienced another volatile week with increasing inflation and potential rate rises dominating the narrative. Geopolitical tensions mounted between Russia and Ukraine however earnings season continued with a high percentage of companies surpassing expectations on sales and earnings growth.

  • Digital asset-focused ETFs were amongst the top performers during the week, including BetaShares Crypto Innovators ETF (CRYP) and Cosmos Global Digital Miners ETF (DIGA). Crypto-associated companies benefitted from a rebound in digital asset prices such as Bakkt Holdings, a digital asset marketplace that was up 65% for the week (yet still down 80% off its October 2021 highs).

  • ETFS S&P Biotech ETF (CURE) gained 5% for the week after its disappointing performance recently. The sector may be attractive for investors that are willing to allocate to out-of-favor companies that are cheap on a relative earnings basis.

  • Precious metals had mixed performance with Gold (GOLD) up during the week from investors wanting inflationary hedging, however, Palladium (ETPMPD) gave back some of its impressive YTD returns.

  • iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) saw the biggest domestic inflow of the week at $112m following dip-buying from investors and was the most traded ETF of the week.

  • ETF Securities offers a range of products for different investor outlooks. Ranging from value-focused ETFs such as ZYAU and ZYUS, to more growth-focused such as TECH or ROBO, to our commodity range that can provide inflation hedging and off risk exposures.

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