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This week's highlights Continued heightened risk throughout Asia swayed equity markets last week. Chinese officials banned cryptocurrency and crude oil bounced as supply shortages magnified in the UK. The best performing ETFs for the week were BetaShares Global Energy Companies ETF (Hedged) (FUEL) up 4% and BetaShares Crude Oil Index ETF - Ccy Hedged (OOO) up 3%. The worst performers were iShares China Large-Cap ETF (IZZ) down 3.9% and ETFS Physical Palladium (ETPMPD) down 3.6%. Net flows for the week were back in positive territory at A$473m. This consisted of inflows of A$557m and outflows of A$84m. BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) had A156m of inflows and the biggest outflows were seen in VanEck Australian Banks ETF (MVB) which had A$22m redeemed. Technology continues to perform well for investors. The ETFS Morningstar Global Technology ETF (TECH) returned 2.4% for the week and has a 12-month net total return of 39.7%. TECH provides access to 25 to 50 global technology companies across areas such as software, data processing, computer equipment and databases. Companies are screened using Morningstar’s proprietary moat methodology, to include only those companies that are identified as possessing strong competitive advantages relative to their peers. Further, companies are selected for the underlying index on the basis of how attractively they are priced relative to their fair value, as evaluated by Morningstar’s team of equity analysts. ...
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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). ...