Market Moves: Week Ending 5 April 2024

  • Silver (ETPMAG) was the top performing asset of the week as it rallied in response to gold hitting new all-time highs.1 The two precious metals often trade in lockstep, and traders often refer to the Gold Silver Ratio (GSR) to identify when either asset is undervalued. For the past 10 years, one pound of gold was worth 50-60 pounds of silver on average.2 Today, one pound of gold can purchase roughly 85 pounds of silver, possibly signalling silver is undervalued.3
  • Transition metal miners (GMTL, WIRE, XMET) were also a theme across the top performers of the week as copper rallied to its highest price in more than a year.4 Chinese factory activity, a key measure of metals demand and economic health, beat analyst estimates and increased at the fastest rate in 10 months.5
  • Crypto ETFs (CRYP, EBTC, EETH) were the poorest performers after the strong US labour market reports tempered investor expectations for Fed rate cuts in 2024.6 Risk assets such as cryptocurrencies tend to outperform in low-interest rate environments.
  • There were $1.05 billion in reported inflows for the shortened week and $461.8 million in outflows, marking a strong week of net inflows for the Australian ETF industry.

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