This week's highlights
Global commodities continued to surge last week. Oil and precious metals in particular continued their ascent to fresh highs. The best performers over the week were BetaShares Crude Oil Index ETF - Ccy Hedged (OOO) which was up 26.2%, and ETFS Physical Palladium (ETPMPD) up 25.7%. European equity markets sold off against ever-increasing geopolitical tensions. ETFS EURO STOXX 50 ETF (ESTX) was down 14.4%.
Flows for the week remained positive. This consisted of A$433m of inflows and A$200m of outflows. The biggest inflows were seen in iShares Global High Yield Bond (AUD Hedged) ETF (IHHY) and iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) which had A$100m and A$71m respectively. The largest outflows were seen across BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) and BetaShares U.S. Dollar ETF (USD).
ETFS Physical Palladium (ETPMPD) was the best-performing metals product for the week up 25.7%. ETF securities offer a range of precious metals products that are all physically backed and securely vaulted in London by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.. The range includes GOLD, ETPMAG (Silver), ETPMPT (Platinum), ETPMPD (Palladium) and ETPMPM (a basket of Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium).