Weekly ETF Market Monitor

The S&P/ASX 200 declined by 0.7% as more hawkish statements from RBA saw the market dip on Tuesday. The S&P 500 gained 0.5%, also led by shifting rate expectations. The EURO STOXX 50 lost 2.1% for the week. BetaShares Global Gold Miners ETF (MNRS) was the top performing equity fund for the week as the market continued to turn positive for precious metals.

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Global equities performance was mixed. The S&P/ASX 200 declined 0.3%. The S&P 500 rose 0.1%, while the EURO STOXX 50 rose 0.6%. Agricultural and Resources ETFs (QAG and YANK) were the top performing equity funds for the week, while gold miners (GDX and MNRS) were amongst the poorest performers.

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Global stocks rallied last week following Emmanuel Macron’s win in the first round of the French presidential election. The S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.2%, the S&P 500 added 1.5% and the Nikkei 225 gained 3.1%. In Europe the EURO STOXX 50 jumped 3.5%. The top five performing ETFs in Australia last week were all European equity-focused funds. ANZ ETFS EURO STOXX 50 ETF returned 6.25% for the week.

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Global equities mostly dipped last week on escalating tensions surrounding North Korea. The S&P/ASX 200 started the week strongly, before pulling back to end the week up 0.5%. The S&P 500 declined 1.1%, the EURO STOXX 50 dropped 1.4% and the Nikkei 225 dropped 1.8%. Gold miners (GDX and MNRS) and Australian property (SLF, MVA and VAP) ETFs were the top performing funds for the week. US mid/small cap (IJH, IHJR, IRU and VTS) and Japanese equity funds (HJPN) were the poorest performers.

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Global equities started the week strongly before dipping on news of the US military strikes on Syria. The oil price jumped and safe haven assets including gold and US dollars gained ground. Energy stocks were the top performing sector in the domestic market, while global gold mining funds (GDX and MNRS) were the top performing equity ETFs.

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The S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.9% last week, ending the month up 2.7% and nearing two year highs. Financial stocks led the way with three bank stock ETFs (MVB, OZF and QFN) being amongst the top performers for the week. The S&P 500 gained 0.8% and the EURO STOXX 50 added 1.7% as Europe’s recovery continues to make headlines. ANZ ETFS EURO STOXX 50 ETF (ESTX) is the top performing ETF on a 1 month basis for the second week running.

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Global equities retreated last week as fears arose that Trump’s healthcare reforms will be slowed by US Congress. The S&P/ASX 200 declined over 1.5% before recovering on Friday to end the week down 0.8%. Defensive stocks from sectors such as utilities, health care and consumer staples were the top performers for the week. Offshore, the S&P 500 lost 1.4%, the Nikkei dropped 1.3%, while the EURO STOXX 50 continued to outperform; on a one month basis ANZ ETFS EURO STOXX 50 ETF has returned 7.5%.

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The US Federal Reserve’s 25 basis point rate hike last week ensured equity markets mostly ended the week in positive territory. The S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4% for the week, nearing its 2017 highs following a strong week for the resources sector. The S&P 500 gained 0.2%. The EURO STOXX 50 gained 0.9% as the Dutch election passed without providing a major shock. Resource sector ETFs (QRE, OZR and MVR) were among the top performers for the week.

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The S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.5% for the week, with banks and miners driving performance upwards despite some disappointing earnings announcements. Financial sector funds (MVB, QFN and OZF) were the top performing unleveraged ETFs for the week. The S&P 500 gained 1.5% and the EURO STOXX 50 rose 1.2%, while the Nikkei 225 ended the week 0.7% lower. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index continued to trend upwards, having gained 8.9% in US dollar terms so far in 2017.

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Equity markets were generally positive for the week on earnings, growth and inflation expectations. The S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.8%, the S&P 500 gained 0.8%, the Nikkei 225 rose by 2.4% and the Shanghai Composite gained 1.8%. Chinese equities (IZZ) and global gold mining ETFs (MNRS and GDX) were amongst the top performers for the week.

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The S&P/ASX 200 declined 1.6%, the EURO STOXX 50 declined 0.9% and the Nikkei dropped 2.8% last week. The S&P 500 posted a small gain. Gold, gold mining and Australian dollar ETFs topped the performance tables for the week. US dollar and Australian resource sector ETFs were the poorest performers.

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Risk assets returned to favour last week with global equity markets mostly positive. The S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.1%, the S&P 500 was up 1.0% and the Nikkei gained 2.1%. Resource sector, Asian and emerging market ETFs were the top plays, whilst bearish equities and precious metals were the poorest performers.

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Global equity markets broadly declined last week. The S&P/ASX 200 fell 1.2%, the EURO STOXX 50 and the Nikkei 225 both dropped 0.8%. The S&P 500 closed modestly lower (by 0.2%) with relatively light trading volumes during the US government’s administration transition. Bearish Australian equity ETFs (BBOZ, BEAR) and the hedged Global Gold Miners ETF (MNRS) were the best performers for the week. The leveraged long equity ETF (GEAR) and the financials sector ETF (OZF) were the worst performers.

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Global equity markets have staged a strong start to 2017 with the S&P/ASX 200 Index gaining 1.6%, the S&P 500 up 1.7%, the Nikkei 225 up 1.8% and the EURO STOXX 50 up 0.9%.

Gold continued its year-end bounce following a big post-election sell-off, rising 2.6% for the week and 3.9% from its December low. Gold mining ETFs (GDX and MNRS) were among the top performers for the week. Platinum and Palladium also posted big gains with ETPMPD and ETPMPT rising 9.0% and 4.6% respectively.

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Last week saw the Fed raise interest rates for the first time in 12 months and signal the possibility of three further increases in 2017. Europe and Japan were the big movers in global equity markets on the back of weakening currencies, with the EURO STOXX 50 gaining 1.9% and the Nikkei 225 gaining 2.1%. Infrastructure, Healthcare and Telecoms global sector funds were amongst the week’s top performers and the ANZ ETFS EURO STOXX 50 ETF (ESTX) gained 3.1% in Australian dollar terms.

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Global equities mostly retreated last week following recent gains. The S&P/ASX 200 dropped 1.2%, the S&P 500 fell 1% and the EURO STOXX 50 fell 1.1%. Energy ETFs were the top sector play for the week, with BetaShares’ FUEL gaining 2.5% while resource sector ETFs were amongst the poorest performers. iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (ISG) was the top international equity ETF, gaining 2.5%.

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The S&P/ASX 200 traded in a tight range last week, declining 0.2%. The S&P 500 held onto its post-election gains, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new all-time high. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 gained 3.4% as the yen dropped 4% against the US dollar. US small- and mid-cap companies were amongst the top performers for the week, as a stronger US dollar dragged on the performance of large-cap multi-nationals.

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