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Weekly ETF Monitor for week ending 18 March 2022

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This week's highlights

  • Investors welcomed a rebound in equity and crypto markets whilst commodities prices cooled off from their recent surge. The war between Russia and Ukraine continues with no imminent signs of a peace deal. The Fed raised rates by 0.25% in line with expectations, as it begins its monetary tightening in attempt to rein in high levels of inflation.

  • Cosmos Global Digital Miners ETF (DIGA) and ETFS Ultra Long Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (LNAS) were the top performers of the week. LNAS is levered and will return approximately 2.35 times the movement in the Nasdaq 100. Fintech benefitted from an advance in digital currency prices with four of the top ten performing ETFs offering exposure in this space.

  • Short levered equity and commodities were the worst hit during the week. Investors began to recalibrate commodity prices. ETFS Physical Palladium (ETPMPD) was the worst performing ETF of the week, down 9%. However its YTD returns are still impressive, up nearly 30%.

  • BetaShares Australia 200 ETF (A200) enjoyed the biggest inflows during the week of $83m whilst another Australian broad based ETF iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) saw $167m of outflow.

  • Domestic equity focused iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) and ETFs BetaShares Australia 200 ETF (A200) were the most traded during the week.

  • ETF Securities offers a range of equity and commodity based ETFs that can help investors navigate through current market conditions.