Welcome to Issue 4 of Exchange Traded Fridays for the week ending 13th August 2021.
EDIT: Sorry about the delay! I had an accident last night that meant I ended up in the emergency room this morning - see the ETFtracker Instagram page for photos if you're curious. Minor fracture but it is my dominant (left) hand so that's meant delays with various things this morning. Thanks to the awesome crew at St Vincent's in Sydney for ther help though!
Next week onwards these will be in your inboxes in the morning!
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Olympics are over and as we all wonder what to watch next, at least we have the latest ASX data to go through.
Locally, its anniversary month as it was August 2001 when the first ETFs hit our shores. 20 years in the making to get to where we are now with over 200 funds and $116.5 billion in FUM. It was also a week of climate news with the IPCC report coming out showing Australia is likely to see a 1.5 degree increase in temperature in the next decade. A lot of articles focused on this ETFs in the news so another bumper week of action for investors.
Globally, we see talks about bitcoin ETFs again with futures making a play and the rise of active ETFs continues with more of those listing in the US than passive. It's a change we're likely seeing here too.
Before we begin, we need to show you this video from the crew at Open Markets. We love our hip hop and combining that with market updates is just fantastic. Although this came out last week on LinkedIn, it's still worth a watch (and repeat watch) - check it out on YouTube too.
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