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Weekly ETF Monitor for week ending 5 November 2021

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This week's highlights

  • US equities ticked consistently higher last week reaching more fresh highs. Oil declined and resources came off again. ETFS Semiconductor ETF (SEMI) was the best performer for the week up 9.6%, while iShares Core S&P SmallCap ETF (IJR) was up 7.9%. The worst performers were short products and the worst-performing equity ETF was VanEck Vectors Global Clean Energy ETF (CLNE) down 2.8%.

  • Net flows for the week remained positive at A$428m which consisted of inflows of A$447m and outflows of A$19m. The biggest inflows were seen in iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) and iShares Core Composite Bond ETF (IAF) which had A$86m and A$60m respectively. The biggest outflows were in BetaShares Australian Ex-20 Portfolio Diversifier ETF (EX20) which had A$8.5m of redemptions.

  • ETFS Semiconductor ETF (SEMI) was up 9.6% for the week. SEMI provides investors access to the semiconductor value chain. This includes foundries, which make microchips; fabless, which are companies that design microchips; equipment makers, which create the machines used to build microchips; and integrated device manufacturers, which both make and design microchips.