This week's highlights
Equity and bonds edged higher last week as the stimulus tap remained open post Powell’s Jackson Hole comments. Oil also surged on the back of escalating geopolitical concerns in Afghanistan and Hurricane Ida in the US. The best performers for the week were BetaShares Crude Oil Index ETF - Ccy Hedged (OOO) up 10.5% and BetaShares Global Energy Companies ETF (Hedged) (FUEL) up 5.6%. The worst performer was BetaShares Strong US Dollar Hedge Fund (YANK) down 5.6% as the US dollar fell following the Jackson Hole Symposium.
Net flows for the week were A$334m. The flows were made up of inflows of A$368m and outflows of A$34m. BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ETHI) and BetaShares Australia 200 ETF (A200) saw inflows of A$25.6m and A$22.9m respectively. The biggest outflow was seen in BetaShares Gold Bullion ETF - Ccy Hedged (QAU) with outflows of A$11.3m.
ETF Securities launched the first of three new ETFs in its Future Present range today. ETFS Semiconductor ETF (ASX Code: SEMI) aims to provide investors with a return, before fees and expenses, that tracks the performance of the Solactive Global Semiconductor 30 Index. The index is comprised of the 30 largest and most influential microchip makers and designers in developed markets, Taiwan and Korea.