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Weekly ETF Monitor for week ending 27 November 2020

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This week's highlights

  • Energy and resources companies performed strongly last week on the back of higher commodity prices. Oil fund OOO and global energy fund FUEL were the week’s top-performing ETFs. ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF (ACDC), which includes exposure to lithium miners, was also amongst the top performers along with Australian resources sector funds, OZR, QRE and MVR.

  • Precious metals funds and global gold miners were the week’s poorest performers as gold dipped below US$1,800/oz for the first time since July.

  • Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $469m, while outflows totalled $33m. Bearish equity fund BBOZ saw the week’s largest outflows.

  • VAS was the most traded fund for the week, followed by AAA and IOZ. Asian tech fund ASIA saw above average volumes.

  • ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ROBO) offers investors exposure to growth across the disruptive technology themes of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence. ROBO Global, the index provider, is a recognised leader in robotics and automation investing solutions and is backed by a team of highly experienced industry entrepreneurs and academic leaders, whose expertise is applied to selecting market leaders across a range of industry segments. ROBO returned 2.7% last week and is up 26.7% year-to-date.