This week's highlights
Markets swayed last week on the US debt ceiling talks, inflation fears and hawkish central bank comments. Oil continued its gain and precious metals Palladium and Platinum bounced. The best performers for the week were ETFS Physical Palladium (ETPMPD) was up 6.1%, BetaShares Global Gold Miners ETF (Hedged) (MNRS) was up 5.2% and ETFS Physical Platinum (ETPMPT) was up 5%. The worst performers were broad based Asian Equity ETFs iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (IKO) was down 3.9% and iShares MSCI Japan ETF (IJP) down 3.7%.
Flows for the week were net positive of A$375m. This consisted of inflows of A$398m and outflows of A$23m. BetaShares Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA) saw A$80.1m of inflows and iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) saw A$56.9m of inflows. The biggest outflows of A$12.5m were seen in the BetaShares Australian Ex-20 Portfolio Diversifier ETF (EX20).
ETFS Hydrogen ETF (HGEN) listed last week, HGEN aims to provide investors with a return, before fees and expenses, that tracks the performance of the Solactive Global Hydrogen ESG Index. The index holds 30 companies from developed markets, Taiwan and Korea with a focus on pure-play hydrogen businesses. These include hydrogen fuel-cell makers; companies developing hydrogen-based infrastructure like refuelling stations; and companies creating hydrogen or making storage facilities.