ETF Monitors

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Weekly ETF Monitor for week ending 13 August 2021

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This week's highlights

  • Agriculture fund FOOD was the top performing ETF across the market last week, returning 3.2%, followed by Australian financial sector funds OZF, QFN and MVB. Global robotics thematic fund RBTZ and China funds CETF and CNEW were also amongst the top performers. Asia-focused funds IKO (Korea) and ASIA (tech sector), biotech fund CURE and clean energy fund CLNE were all amongst the poorest performers for the week.

  • Precious metals were mixed last week. Platinum (ETPMPT) was amongst the top performers, up 2.5%, while silver (ETPMAG) dropped 6.6% to be the week’s overall poorest performer. Gold funds QAU and PMGOLD were also amongst the poorest performers.

  • Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $603m, while outflows totalled $123m. Cash fund AAA saw the biggest inflows for the week, followed by S&P 500 fund IVV. Australian equity funds A200 and IOZ saw the largest outflows for the week.

  • VAS was the most traded fund for the week, followed by STW and AAA. RARI saw above average volumes.

  • ETFS Physical Platinum (ETPMPT) returned 2.5% for the week. ETPMPT offers investors exposure to the price of physical platinum bullion by holding fully-allocated metal in trust for investors.