This week's highlights
Markets stalled last week as the Covid-19 Delta variant continued its rapid spread globally. Miners remained strong but energy and oil came off strongly. ETFS Physical Platinum (ETPMPT) was the best performer for the week up 5.1% and BetaShares S&P/ASX 200 Resources Sector ETF (QRE) was up 3.9%. The worst performers were BetaShares Global Energy Companies ETF (Hedged) (FUEL) which was down 6.1% and VanEck Vectors Global Clean Energy ETF (CLNE) which was down 5.9%.
Flows for the week remained strong with total net new flows of A$353m. This consisted of A$398m of inflows and A45m of outflows. The best inflows were in BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ETHI) which had A$46m in and iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) which had A$32m. The biggest outflows were seen in BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) which had A$22m out.
ETFS Physical Platinum (ETPMPT) has returned 29.7% over the last year and was up 5.1% last week. ETPMPT offers investors a simple, cost-efficient and secure way to access platinum by providing a return equivalent to the Australian dollar price movement of platinum less a daily management fee. Platinum has a large array of industrial, medical and automotive uses.