Market Moves: Week Ending 12 April 2024

  • Carbon credits (GCO2, XCO2) were the best performing assets last week after the UN’s Carbon Emissions Watch Dog announced that it will allow companies to use carbon credits to offset Scope 3 emissions.1 Scope 3 emissions includes emissions that may not be directly related to core company operations but are released in their value chain – such as transportation or manufacturing.
  • Precious metals (ETPMAG, ETPMPM, GLDN, GOLD, NUGG, PMGOLD) were also a theme on the top performers list as investors rushed into safe haven assets after geopolitical tensions flared in the Middle East.2
  • Platinum and palladium (ETPMPT, ETPMPD) also rallied after the London Metals Exchange banned the delivery of all Russian metals.3 Russia is the largest producer of palladium, and the second largest producer of platinum in the world.4,5
  • A geared Australian dollar fund (AUDS) was the poorest performer of the week. The Australian dollar fell after hotter-than-expected inflation in the US pushed back the possibility of a near-term Fed interest rate cut.6
  • There were $474.6 million in reported inflows for the week and $311.9 million in outflows, marking a week of net inflows for the Australian ETF industry.

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