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View Part 3 | Liquidity Part 4 | Fees Fees are always an important consideration for ETFs. The lower the fees taken by an asset manager, the more money there is for investors. But there are more to ETF fees than meets the eye. Below is a guide. Why are some ETF fees higher than others? There are many components to an ETF fee. Like other products in our economy – be it shoes, phones, or cars – the cost (fee) of an ETF is largely a function of input costs. When input costs are higher, products become more expensive. Input costs for ETFs include, but are not limited to: ...
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This week's highlights Markets fell from all time highs last week. Chinese equities fared well compared to a few months prior. Some of the best performers over the week were VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF (CETF), which was up 3.8%, and VanEck Vectors China New Economy ETF (CNEW) which was up 3.5%. The worst performers for the week were Gold Mining ETFs. VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) fell 4.1% whilst BetaShares Global Gold Miners ETF (Hedged) (MNRS) was down 4.7%. Net inflows for the week totalled A$A959m, which comprised of A$981m of inflows and A$22m of outflows. The biggest inflows were seen in the iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) with A$619.7m and BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) with $35.2m. Outflows were largest in ETFS FANG+ ETF (FANG) which had A$10.4m of redemptions. ETFS Semiconductor ETF (SEMI) is the first of three new ETFs in the Future Present range. SEMI provides investors access to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, right through the value chain. Demand for semiconductors is being driven by a greater use of electronic devices which includes servers for cloud computing, chips for artificial intelligence and robotics, video game consoles and PCs, and electric cars. ...
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This week's highlights Japan funds (HJPN and IJP), Asia tech (ASIA), domestic resources ETFs (MVR, QRE and OZR) and domestic small-cap funds (VSO and ISO) led the market higher last week. Leveraged funds aside, the week’s biggest decliners included US small and mid-cap funds (IJR and IJH), China (CNEW), US dollar (USD) and global banks (BNKS). Precious metals were all lower for the week. Gold (GOLD) and silver (ETPMAG) declined marginally, while palladium (ETPMPD) was amongst the poorest performers for the week. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $496m, while outflows totalled $139m. The largest inflows and outflows for the week both involved actively managed emerging markets ETF, with EMMG seeing $70m of inflows and FEMX seeing $58m of outflows. Broad-based equity funds (IOZ, QUAL, NDQ, A200 and IVV) otherwise saw the week's largest inflows, while cash (AAA) and fixed income (IAF) funds saw the biggest outflows. IOZ was the most traded fund for the week, followed by VAS and AAA. FEMX saw above average volumes. ...