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Weekly ETF Monitor for week ending 14 January 2022

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This week's highlights

  • Oil and resources performed well last week as markets continued to digest the likelihood of several rate rises throughout 2022. The electric vehicle revolution continued to weigh in on lithium prices. The best performers over the week were BetaShares Crude Oil Index ETF - Ccy Hedged (OOO) up 6.2% and BetaShares S&P/ASX 200 Resources Sector ETF (QRE) up 5.3%. The poorest performers were BetaShares Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (RBTZ) down 6.2% and ETFS Hydrogen ETF (HGEN) down 5.2%.

  • Net flows into ETFs remained positive at A$215m. Which consisted of A$251m of inflows and A$36m of outflows. The biggest inflows were in BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) and SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund (STW). Whilst VanEck Vectors Australian Resources ETF (MVR) had the biggest outflows for the week.

  • ETF Securities offers a range of precious metal ETFs which are physically backed by the underlying metal. GOLD offers investors a simple, cost-efficient and secure way to access gold by providing a return equivalent to the movements in the Australian dollar price of gold less a daily management fee. Investors have been allocating to bullion to diversify their portfolios and hedge against inflation risk.