This week's highlights
ETFS Semiconductor ETF (SEMI) was last week’s top performing ETF, returning 3.4% following a strong earnings report from industry leader TSMC. Other areas of the technology sector continued to show volatility, with cloud computing (CLDD) and digital miners (DIGA) both appearing amongst the week’s poorest performers. Bearish equity funds continued to perform well, with SNAS, BBOZ, BBUS and BEAR all amongst the top performers for the week. Clean energy related funds (HGEN and TANN) and Australian resources funds (QRE and OZR) all declined by more than 5% for the week.
Precious metals fell across the board last week. Gold stabilised following its previous weekly decline, while palladium (ETPMPD) fell 8.9% and was the overall poorest performer for the week. Government and corporate bonds funds GGOV and IHCB also posted strong performances for the week.
Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $446m, while outflows totalled $139m. The largest inflows for the week were into ASX benchmark trackers IOZ, STW and A200. Global property (REIT) and Australian subordinated debt (SUBD) funds saw the largest outflows for the week.
VAS was the most traded fund for the week, followed by IOZ. Actively managed property fund RCAP saw significantly above average volumes.