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Weekly ETF Monitor for week ending 17 April 2020

This week's highlights

  • The rebound in equity markets continued last week. Healthcare (Biotechnology) and technology sectors provided many of the top performing ETFs for the week with FANG and CURE returning 10.1% and 8.7% respectively. Precious metals GOLD and ETPMPD are the top performers year to date.

  • Oil continued its slide, with OOO dropping 14.7% for the week and oil futures moving well into uncharted territory.

  • Total flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $225m, while outflows totalled $133m. International bear equity fund BBUS saw the biggest inflows, while funds OOO, BBOZ and IOZ also saw strong flows. Australian portfolio diversifier fund EX20 saw the week’s biggest outflows.

  • Bearish domestic fund BBOZ was the most traded fund for the second week running, followed by broad-based funds VAS and STW.

  • ETFS FANG+ ETF (FANG), which tracks the performance of technology leaders such as Apple, Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Facebook and Netflix, returned 10.1% for the week and is now up 7.8% since its inception at the end of February 2020.