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The Future of Technology As we kick off 2021, there are six emerging technology trends that are set to define the next decade. Cloud Computing ...
Companies have been adopting robotics and automation into their businesses for many decades now. Robots, which are essentially programmable machines, offer businesses greater productivity. Machines, unlike humans, can work endlessly—days, nights, weekends and holidays. They are also better suited to repetitive and mundane tasks, which humans can find boring. But robots also offer answers to demographic questions. Thanks to the global aging population, labour shortfalls are on the horizon. Countries such as Japan – where the robotics industry is among the most developed in the world – are already leaning on robotics and automation to plug the gap. The companies listed below are all found in the ETFS ROBO Global Robotics & Automation ETF (ASX Code: ROBO). Five companies fuelling the transition ...
Below we share with you a breakdown of the differences between costs, dividends, and functionality of an exchange traded fund versus a managed fund. Costs ...
This week's highlights The US equity market finished the week relatively flat as some technology and energy company results missed expectations. Commodities, oil and metals were also steady along with the US dollar. The top performer for the week was ETFS-NAM India Nifty 50 ETF (NDIA) which was up 2.9% and BetaShares Global Banks ETF (Hedged) (BNKS) was up 2.5%. The bottom performers for the week were VanEck Vectors Global Clean Energy ETF (CLNE) which was down 6.4% and BetaShares Global Gold Miners ETF (Hedged) (MNRS) 5.4%. Total flows for the week were A$278m which consisted of A$352m of inflows and A$78m of outflows. The highest inflows were in cash and broad-based equities. BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) had A$61m and iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) A$56m. Most outflows were seen in VanEck Vectors MSCI Australian Sustainable Equity ETF (GRNV) of A$28m. Total turnover for the week remains highest amongst the broad-based equity and cash products. ...
This week's highlights Chinese equities outperformed last week, with CETF and CNEW being the two top performing equity funds for the week. Clean energy (CLNE) and climate solutions (ERTH) funds were strong performers as world leaders spoke at Biden’s climate summit. Biotech (CURE) and healthcare (IXJ) stocks were also amongst the top performers. India funds were amongst the biggest decliners as the COVID-19 situation escalated, with both IIND and NDIA down more than 2.5%. Precious metals all posted positive returns for the week. Palladium fund ETPMPD continued its recent rally and was the overall top performing product for the week. Platinum fund ETPMPT also had a strong week. Oil fund OOO was amongst the biggest decliners. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $367m, while outflows totalled $55m. Domestic cash fund AAA saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by broad equity funds A200 and F100. Equity fund IOZ saw the largest outflows for the week. VAS was the most traded fund for the week, followed by IOZ and AAA. IOO and GEAR saw above average volumes. ...
This week's highlights In a week that saw the S&P 500 push to new highs and the S&P/ASX 200 near its pre-pandemic peak, the top performing equity funds were Australian technology fund ATEC, global healthcare fund DRUG, gold miner fund MNRS and battery technology fund ACDC. China and India funds were amongst the biggest decliners, with CETF, IIND, ASIA and NDIA all dropping by 2% or more. Precious metals were mixed, with palladium (ETPMPD) and silver (ETPMAG) amongst the week’s top performing funds. Gold was relatively flat, while platinum (ETPMPT) declined. Oil fund OOO was the week’s overall top performing fund, returning 6.4%. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $302m, while outflows totalled $164m. Active bond funds BNDS and XARO saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by broad equity funds IOZ and IVV. Cash fund AAA saw the largest outflows for the week. IOZ was the most traded fund for the week, followed by VAS and AAA. VEU and WVOL saw above average volumes. ...