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Europe fell out of favour with investors for several years. The Eurozone debt crisis, Brexit, the rise of populism—the crises seemed to pile up. Meanwhile, America went from strength to strength boosted by FANG internet giants (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google). This year, investors are warming to Europe once more. Thanks to global economies reopening from the coronavirus, and to new fears that share prices of American businesses have overheated, Europe is seeing great interest again. The companies listed are all found in the ETFS EURO STOXX 50 ETF (ASX Code: ESTX). Five stocks that are well-positioned ...
This week's highlights Tech-related funds posted strong gains last week. Cloud computing fund CLDD was the week’s top performing equity fund, followed by FANG, ATEC, HACK and NDQ. Gold mining funds GDX and MNRS were the week’s biggest decliners, followed by other commodity-related funds including FOOD, QRE and OZR. Precious metals declined across the board on the back of a quickly strengthening US dollar. Palladium (ETPMPD) led the decline, falling 5.8%. GOLD fell 3.0% as the metal ended the week below US$1,800 per ounce for the first time since April. Leveraged US dollar fund YANK was the week’s overall top performer, adding 6.2% as the AUD fell below US75c. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $209m, while outflows totalled $273m. Domestic equity fund A200 saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by international funds FUEL, ASIA, IVV and QUAL. Domestic equity fund IOZ saw the largest outflows for the week. IOZ was the most traded fund for the week, followed by VAS and BBOZ. Hedged international equity fund VGAD saw above average volumes. ...
This week's highlights ETFS S&P Biotech ETF (CURE) was last week’s top performing ETF, returning 7.5% for the week. Tech-related funds ATEC, CLDD and HACK also saw strong performance alongside broad healthcare funds HLTH and IXJ. China-focused funds CNEW and CETF were amongst the week’s poorest performers along with financial sector funds MVB, OZF, QFN and BNKS. Short Nasdaq fund SNAS was the week’s overall biggest decliner. In the commodity world, silver (ETPMAG) added 3.3% to be amongst the week’s top performers, while other precious metals declined. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $228m, while outflows totalled $110m. International equity funds QUAL and NDQ saw the week’s biggest inflows, followed by hybrids fund HBRD. Domestic equity fund IOZ saw the bulk of the outflows for the week. IOZ was the most traded fund for the week, followed by VAS and VGS. ...
This week's highlights Oil fund OOO and global energy fund FUEL were the top performing funds last week as oil prices passed US$70/bbl for the first time since mid-2018. Australian property funds VAP, SLF and MVA also outperformed alongside domestic resources fund MVR. Clean energy (CLNE), global healthcare (HLTH) and gold miners (GDX and MNRS) were all amongst the poorest performers for the week. Precious metals pulled back from recent gains, with silver (ETPMAG) dropping 1.5% and GOLD dropping 0.8% to end the week just below US$1,900/oz. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $235m, while outflows totalled $281m. A200, ERTH and QUAL saw the week’s biggest inflows. Cash fund AAA and IOZ saw the bulk of the outflows for the week. IOZ was the most traded fund for the week, followed by AAA and BBOZ. GOLD and ETHI saw above-average volumes. ...
Investment Strategy Investors buy ETFs because they like their investment strategies. They give them access to things they want to own and help them achieve their financial goals, but there are stark differences between ETFs’ investment strategies. Below is a guide. What assets does the ETF buy? ETFs can own many different assets: global shares, Australian shares, bonds, precious metals—and more. Some ETFs can even own multiple types of assets—what are called “multi-asset ETFs”. Knowing what assets an ETF holds is therefore crucial, as it can help determine whether the fund is suited to your goals and risk tolerance. ...
This week's highlights Chinese equities, oil and technology performed well last week. VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF (CETF) was the top performer over the week helped in part by AUD/CNY performance. ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF (ACDC) also had a strong week up 4.5%, with BetaShares S&P/ASX Australian Technology ETF (ATEC) and BetaShares Crude Oil Index ETF - Ccy Hedged (OOO) both up 4.3% The worst performers for the week were derivative-based bearish products. Elsewhere, ETFS Physical Platinum (ETPMPT) was down 2% and ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF (ZYUS) was also down 0.3%. Flows were positive for the week and totalled A$185m, this comprised of A$224m of inflows and A$39m of outflows. ETFS Physical Gold (GOLD) saw the highest inflows of A$21.7m followed by BetaShares NASDAQ 100 (NDQ) and SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund (STW). The biggest outflows were across BetaShares Australian High-Interest Cash ETF (AAA) (A$23m) and iShares Treasury ETF (IGB) (A$6.6m). BetaShares Australian High-Interest Cash ETF (AAA) and Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) maintained the highest turnover for the week. BetaShares Australian Equities Strong Bear (BBOZ) made the top three by turnover, as trading in short products picked up. ...