This week's highlights
Small cap US equity fund IJR was the top-performing ETF last week, returning 6.2%, followed by leveraged funds GGUS and LNAS. Biotech (CURE), midcap (IJH), agriculture (FOOD) and Europe (HEUR) funds were all amongst the top performers. China and Asia funds were the poorest performers, with CNEW, ISS, IAA, CETF, and IKO all declining by more than 2%.
Precious metals mostly declined, though platinum fund ETPMPT was amongst the week’s top performers. Leveraged US dollar fund YANK was amongst the poorest performers on the back of the rising AUD.
Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $342m, while outflows totalled $209m. Domestic equity fund IOZ and composite bond fund IAF saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by a range of equity funds including ETHI, NDW, QUAL and FAIR. Cash fund AAA and silver fund ETPMAG saw the largest outflows for the week.
VAS was the most traded fund for the week, followed by AAA and BBOZ. ASIA saw above average volumes.
ETFS Physical Platinum (ETPMPT) returned 4.4% for the week. ETPMPT is fully-back by physical holdings of platinum and provides exposure to the supply and demand drivers of the global platinum market, such as the demand for vehicles that use platinum as an aid for emissions reduction.