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Weekly ETF Monitor for week ending 7 January 2022

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This week's highlights

  • Markets suffered a poor start to the year with technology stocks stumbling due to concerns around rising inflation and the Fed raising rates sooner than expected. Investors began rotating into value-style sectors such as financials and energy. As a result, the top-performing fund was the ETFS Ultra Short Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (SNAS) up 8.5%, followed by BetaShares Global Energy Companies ETF (Hedged) (FUEL) up 6.7%. Crypto-related funds CRYP and DIGA continued to struggle and were the week’s poorest performing ETFs, returning -11.5% and -19.1% respectively.

  • Precious metals performance was diverse, with platinum (ETPMPT) leading the way up 1.6%, GOLD down -0.2%, and Palladium (ETPMPD) the worst performer down 3.9%.

  • Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $469m, while outflows amounted to $526m. The largest inflow for the week was into BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) with investors seeking risk-off assets. The largest outflow for the week was iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) of $513m.

  • IOZ and STW, Australian ASX 200 ETFs, were the most traded funds for the week.

  • ETF Securities offers both domestic and international value ETFs through ZYAU and ZYUS. But for investors looking to potentially buy the dip given the recent pull-back in the tech space, they can do so through ASX listed ETFs like TECH.