This week's highlights
Tech stocks posted a strong week, with ATEC, FANG and HNDQ all amongst the top performing unleveraged equity funds. Australian small and mid-cap equity funds also outperformed, with MVS, MVE and SMLL all returning more than 3.7%. Leveraged Nasdaq 100 fund LNAS was the overall top performing fund for the week, adding 8.9%. Biotechnology (CURE), clean energy (CLNE), India (NDIA) and China (CETF) were all amongst the biggest decliners for the week.
Precious metals were relatively flat, with silver (ETPMAG) gaining 3.4% being the biggest mover. Oil fund OOO was amongst the biggest decliners for the week, dropping 3.5%.
Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $305m, while outflows totalled $57m. Cash fund AAA saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by domestic equity and bond funds IOZ and IAF. Domestic top 50 equity fund SFY saw the largest outflows for the week.
VAS was the most traded fund for the week, followed by AAA and STW. IAF saw above average volumes.
ETFS FANG+ ETF (FANG) returned 4.4% for the week. FANG offers investors exposure to a concentrated portfolio of global innovation leaders in the tech and tech-enable space. Holdings include Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Tesla.