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This week's highlights Tech-related and growth funds posted strong gains last week with LNAS, HACK, CLDD and TECH all amongst the top-performing funds for the week. Active funds MOGL and LPGD also posted strong gains. Asia-focused funds underperformed, with IZZ, ASIA, IAA and HJPN all amongst the week’s poorest performers alongside gold mining funds MNRS and GDX. Precious metals mainly declined, with platinum fund ETPMPT posting the biggest drop. GOLD fell 0.7% for the week. Palladium (ETPMPD) was the one exception, rising 1.5%. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $325m, while outflows totalled just $21m. US equity funds IVV and NDQ saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by ETFS Physical Gold (GOLD). Geared Australian equity fund GEAR saw the largest outflows for the week. AAA was the most traded fund for the week, followed by VAS and IOZ. QUAL and VAP saw above average volumes. ...
Quick facts The FAANGs provided one-third of the Nasdaq’s returns last financial year The FANG+ index, which tracks these stocks and others, strongly outperformed the Nasdaq The success of major indexes turned partly on how many FAANGs they had The Nasdaq 100 powered to all-time highs last year, driven by the famous “FAANG” stocks. ...
This week's highlights Markets stalled last week as the Covid-19 Delta variant continued its rapid spread globally. Miners remained strong but energy and oil came off strongly. ETFS Physical Platinum (ETPMPT) was the best performer for the week up 5.1% and BetaShares S&P/ASX 200 Resources Sector ETF (QRE) was up 3.9%. The worst performers were BetaShares Global Energy Companies ETF (Hedged) (FUEL) which was down 6.1% and VanEck Vectors Global Clean Energy ETF (CLNE) which was down 5.9%. Flows for the week remained strong with total net new flows of A$353m. This consisted of A$398m of inflows and A45m of outflows. The best inflows were in BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ETHI) which had A$46m in and iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) which had A$32m. The biggest outflows were seen in BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) which had A$22m out. ETFS Physical Platinum (ETPMPT) has returned 29.7% over the last year and was up 5.1% last week. ETPMPT offers investors a simple, cost-efficient and secure way to access platinum by providing a return equivalent to the Australian dollar price movement of platinum less a daily management fee. Platinum has a large array of industrial, medical and automotive uses. ...
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. ...
With inflation running at its highest level in decades and the global economy getting hotter than anticipated, investors are wondering what to do. Bonds offer slim returns. As inflation has jolted higher, and central banks keep interest rates low, the real returns on bonds in rich countries have hovered below zero. AQR's Forecast Real Returns (5-10Y) Source: AQR, Q1 2021, Capital Market Assumptions for Major Asset Classes ...
A question many ETF investors have is whether to participate in a Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP). ⇒ What is a DRP and what do you need to do? ETFs like many other investment options pay distributions. But why? Well, if the underlying companies that an ETF holds pay dividends, these are paid directly into the fund. The ETF collates all forms of income within the fund, including dividends, interest, capital gains and other amounts, and pays this out to investors as part of a regular distribution. ...