Weekly ETF Market Monitor by ANZ ETFS

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This week’s highlights:

  • Global price action last week was dominated by the UK’s decision to leave the EU with safe-haven assets seeing large price appreciations on Friday and most assets seeing a high degree of volatility.
  • The FTSE 100 fell 3.5% following the referendum results, but managed to finish the week in positive territory following an earlier rally. The EURO STOXX 50 dropped 8.6% on Friday and 2.6% for the week. The S&P/ASX 200 fell 1% and the S&P 500 fell 1.6%. The Nikkei 225 fell 4.2% in the face of a further strengthening of the yen.
  • Gold rose 1.9% for the week and silver gained 3.9%. Precious metal-related ETFs were the top performers for the week. WTI Crude and Iron Ore both declined on Brexit-inspired growth concerns.
  • Pound sterling fell 4.7% against the US dollar to levels not seen since 1985.
  • The Australian ETF market saw A$40m in inflows and A$11m of outflows for the week.

Chart of the Week: YTD performance of British pound, US dollar and gold in AUD


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Kris Walesby, Head of ANZ ETFS

About Kris Walesby

Kris Walesby is the Sydney-based Head of ANZ ETFS Management (AUS) Limited (‘ANZ ETFS’), the joint venture between Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (‘ANZ’) and ETF Securities.

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