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Weekly ETF Monitor for week ending 4 October 2019

This week's highlights

  • Asian stocks rallied last week, with IZZ, ITW, ASIA, IAA and IKO all amongst the top performing funds for the week. Technology stocks also rebounded, with HACK returning 2.7% for the week and TECH being the top performing fund of the ETF Securities’ range.

  • Domestic equity ETFs were amongst the week’s poorest performers, led by bank-focused funds (MVB, OZF and QFN).

  • Gold posted a moderate gain for the week, rising above US$1,500 per ounce, while platinum declined more than 5%. Oil also pulled-back, with OOO down 5.6%.

  • Total flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $182m, while outflows totalled $98m. Domestic equity funds saw both the largest inflows (A200 and IOZ) and the largest outflows (STW). GOLD saw A$12m of inflows, while the remainder of flows were into a range of equity and fixed income funds.

  • STW was the most traded fund last week, followed by other broad-based domestic funds (VAS and IOZ). VAP saw above average trading volumes.