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Weekly ETF Monitor for week ending 25 February 2022

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This week's highlights

  • A choppy week for markets where the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine intensified. Global equities retreated and commodities jumped on the back of potential global contagion, supply disruptions and a flight to risk-off assets.

  • ETFS Ultra Short Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (SNAS) was the top performer during the week. SNAS benefitted from the broad sell of in the NASDAQ 100 as the ETF is inversely related and benefits when markets decrease. Oil was also a top performer due to supply constraints with Russia being a large producer of oil and natural gas.

  • Cosmos Global Digital Miners ETF (DIGA) was the worst performer as crypto and related companies were also hurt from the recent geopolitical events.

  • Precious metals performed positively for the week in particular Palladium (ETPMPD). Russia is one of the largest producers of this commodity with price increases coming off the back of potential supply issues.

  • iShares MSCI South Korea saw the biggest domestic inflow for the week with $35m of flow. Exports in February grew for a 16th straight month and at a faster pace than expected, expanding at a pace of 20.6% from a year earlier.

  • Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) was the most traded ETF of the week.

  • ETF Securities offers a range of equity and commodity-based ETFs that can provide investors exposure to reflect their outlook and risk concerns based on current market conditions.