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Weekly ETF Monitor for week ending 12 November 2021

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This week's highlights

  • Newly listed crypto-related equity funds DIGA and CRYP topped the performance table last week, rising 14.6% and 8.4% respectively. These were followed by gaming fund ESPO and gold mining funds GDX and MNRS. Biotech fund CURE, robotics fund RBTZ and domestic property funds MVA, SLF and VAP were all amongst the week’s poorest performers.

  • Precious metals gained across the board. Gold rallied on higher than expected US inflation numbers, with GOLD up 4.5%. Silver (ETPMAG) and platinum (ETPMPT) were both amongst the top performers for the week, gaining 6.0% and 5.8% respectively.

  • Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $543m, while outflows totalled $283m. The largest inflows and outflows for the week were into Australian equity fund IOZ, CRYP and domestic government bond fund IGB. The week's largest outflows were from SELF and IEM.

  • VGAD was the most traded fund for the week, followed by VAS. VESG saw above average volumes.

  • ETFS Hydrogen ETF (HGEN) returned 6.0% for the week. HGEN invests in a global portfolio of companies across the hydrogen value-chain, including fuel cells, electrolysers, refuelling stations and other related infrastructure. HGEN is also screened for ESG considerations to limit exposure to fossil fuels, controversial weapons and other areas.