Exchange Traded Fridays - Issue 9 - 17th September 2021

Welcome to Issue 9 of Exchange Traded Fridays for the week ending 17th September 2021 and its another week of releases at ETFtracker. We updated the holdings analysis page with a new app that enables users to compare ETFs across ETF issuers. We only cover 6 issuers but that makes up 170 of the 240 ETFs. More on that below. This week in local news we provided a new updated holdings analysis tool to the market to help investors look under the hood, some details on ATO and tax implications with ETFs and details on advisers getting their clients into ETFs. Globally, it was further record for fund flows and more updates on bitcoin ETFs. Here's a summary of what else is in this newsletter. What's in this newsletter?

  • Articles - Local

  • Articles - Global

  • Videos

  • Podcasts

  • Tweet of the week

  • Chart of the week

  • ETF Education

  • ETFtracker App Updates

  • ETFtracker Forum

  • Listen or Watch

Articles - Local ETF Holdings Comparison Tool - In this article we highlight the new ETF holdings tool that's available as part of the ETFtracker offering. It shows how the tool works and what the coverage is limited to but its great if you're an investor who wants to compare ETFs to check for holdings overlap or you're interested in seeing which ETFs hold a certain stock you're interested in.

Accountants Daily - ATO issues warning on shares, ETF tax consequences - not often we'd include an accounting or ATO article but this deep dives into something the ATO will be looking for from young investors who trade ETFs - those who try to offset capital losses against income. Hopefully no one's been doing that here but certainly worth a read to be mindful of this. Independent Financial Adviser - Advisers flock to ETFs for reduced costs - In this article, VanEcks Smart Beta survey is quoted show responses from 547 in the advice sector and its seen that 91% of advisers use ETFs in their client portfolios (up from an already high 87% in 2020). This and other statistics in the article. VanEck - The next big thing is never what you expect - A look into innovation and how it's hardly ever been as expected in the past and why we should not be surprised by this. From Blockbuster to Netflix and other disruptions this article goes through how VanEck has seen this play out and 2 ETFs you can get into to play this (QUAL, MVA). ETF Securities - Weekly ETF Monitor week ending 10th September - Markets fell from all time highs last week. Chinese equities fared well compared to a few months prior. Some of the best performers over the week were VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF (CETF), which was up 3.8%, and VanEck Vectors China New Economy ETF (CNEW) which was up 3.5%. More of this along with inflows is in their report.

Articles - Global Financial Times - ETF inflows shoot past 2020’s full-year record total - This article shows that globally, to the month end of August, 2021 has already seen more money flow into ETFs than in all 2021. That's a total of USD $9.7 trillion thanks to $834.2 billion coming into the ETF markets to this year. It goes into the abandonment of active manager opposition to ETFs and the increase in closed ended funds now converting to active listings. Yahoo FinaArk Invest Fund to Allow Participation in Canadian Bitcoin ETF - Very short article but basically, a new SEC filing shows the innovative ARK Invest is going to launch an ETF with exposure to the Canadian bitcoin ETFs that are out in the market. That's certainly one way to get into bitcoin ETFs. Financial Times - Crypto ETF assets treble as investors take risks - $9 trillion in ETFs globally is mostly plain vanilla funds but cryptocurrency ETFs are on the rise along with risky ETFs such as the various leverages ETFs. It talks about how the SEC has approved leveraged products but a consortium of ETF issuers (controlling 90% of the US ETF market) want these assets stripped of their ETF designation.

Videos Starting things off with a few videos that missed last week's Thursday night cut-off and with the first one being a video we're involved in which is always fun. ausbiz - ETF funds continue to build driven in part by ESG investors - 10th September - This is one featuring the latest ETFtracker analysis and data for August. We highlighted what happened in the month with performance and flows and also highlighted some of our new ETF holdings analysis. 8mins

ausbiz - Why ETFs thrived in 2021 - 9th September - Priscilla Luke from S&