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ETF/ETN Monthly Report for Aug 2012

Update : Sep. 11, 2012

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[Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.]

Trading value of precious metal ETFs increased in August.

  • In August, the ETF/ETN market saw a significant increase in the trading value of precious metal ETFs. In particular, "Japan Physical Gold ETF (1540)", "Japan Physical Platinum ETF (1541)", "Japan Physical Silver ETF (1542)", and "Japan Physical Palladium ETF (1543)" are in the top 20 in terms of the rate of increase in monthly trading value. These four ETFs make up the Fruit of Gold series which are vaulted locally in Japan. "ETFS Physical Silver (1673)" and "ETFS Physical Gold (1672)" also came in first and fourth respectively in the same rankings.
  • August saw gains in domestic-demand related stocks pushing the "TOPIX-17 FOODS" index to renew its record high for the year. In line with this, "NEXT FUNDS TOPIX-17 FOODS ETF (1617)", which aims to track such index, ranked second in terms of the rate of increase in monthly trading value.
  • "ETFS Natural Gas (1689)" continued to show the highest historical volatility (30-day volatility).
ETF/ETN Monthly Report for Aug 2012 PDF

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