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This week's highlights Agriculture fund FOOD was the top performing ETF across the market last week, returning 3.2%, followed by Australian financial sector funds OZF, QFN and MVB. Global robotics thematic fund RBTZ and China funds CETF and CNEW were also amongst the top performers. Asia-focused funds IKO (Korea) and ASIA (tech sector), biotech fund CURE and clean energy fund CLNE were all amongst the poorest performers for the week. Precious metals were mixed last week. Platinum (ETPMPT) was amongst the top performers, up 2.5%, while silver (ETPMAG) dropped 6.6% to be the week’s overall poorest performer. Gold funds QAU and PMGOLD were also amongst the poorest performers. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $603m, while outflows totalled $123m. Cash fund AAA saw the biggest inflows for the week, followed by S&P 500 fund IVV. Australian equity funds A200 and IOZ saw the largest outflows for the week. VAS was the most traded fund for the week, followed by STW and AAA. RARI saw above average volumes. ...
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This week's highlights Aussie tech fund ATEC was the top performing ETF across the market last week, returning 8.9% on news of the Afterpay takeover deal. Financial sector funds (BNKS, OZF and QFN) also performed strongly on higher rate expectations. Biotech fund CURE returned 3.0% as global vaccine roll-outs accelerated and India fund NDIA was also amongst the week’s top performers. Gold mining and resources sector funds were the week’s poorest performers across the unleveraged equity segment. Precious metals declined last week, with GOLD falling 3.5% and platinum (ETPMPT) down 4.6%. Oil fund OOO was the week’s overall biggest decliner, dropping 7.7%. Total reported flows into domestically domiciled ETFs were $299m, while outflows totalled $248m. Actively managed equity income fund INIF saw the biggest inflows for the week, followed by S&P 500 fund IVV. Australian equity funds A200 and IOZ saw the largest outflows for the week. IOZ was the most traded fund for the week, followed by A200 and IVV. WVOL saw above-average volumes. ...