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This week's highlights Markets retreated last week on the back of fears from China’s Evergrande Group and free fall in iron ore prices. This caused an increased demand for the US Dollar and it strengthened against the G8. The best performers for the week were BetaShares Crude Oil Index ETF - Ccy Hedged (OOO) up 3.4% and BetaShares Strong US Dollar Hedge Fund (YANK) up 2.7%. The worst performers were ETFS Physical Palladium (ETPMPD) down 6.7% and SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Resources Fund (OZR) down 3.4%. Net flows for the week were negative, bucking a long-standing trend. This consisted of A$307m of inflows and outflows totalled A$380m. The largest outflows were seen in iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) which had A$300m redeemed. The biggest inflows were in BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) which had A$22m of inflows. ETFS-NAM India Nifty 50 ETF (NDIA) is up 29.3% YTD. NDIA aims to provide investors with a return that, before fees and expenses, tracks the performance of the NSE Nifty50 Index. NDIA uses a full-replication strategy to track the index, meaning that it holds all of the shares that make up the index closely in proportion to their index weights. The NSE Nifty50 Index is weighted by market capitalisation and represents 50 of the largest and most liquid blue-chip companies listed on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE). ...
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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: ...