This week's highlights
US markets marched onwards and upwards last week as precious metals also continued their rebound, while the Aussie dollar weakened further. Real Estate performed well last week, with VanEck Vectors FTSE International Property (Hedged) ETF (REIT) up 2.5% and SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate Fund (DJRE) up 2.4%. The poorest performers were BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASIA) down 3.9% and VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF (ESPO) down 3%.
Net flows for the week totalled A$240m, this consisted of A$362m in inflows and A$122m in outflows. This was driven by BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) which had A$35m of inflows and BetaShares Australia 200 ETF (A200) which had A$33m of inflows. The highest outflows were in iShares Core Cash ETF (BILL) of A$52m and BetaShares S&P/ASX 200 Resources Sector ETF (QRE) of A$16.8m.
ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF (ZYUS) has returned 23.1% YTD. ZYUS aims to provide investors with a return that, before fees and expenses, tracks the performance of the S&P 500 Low Volatility High Dividend Index. It uses a full-replication strategy to track the index, meaning it holds all the shares that make up the index in proportion to their index weights.