The Hydrogen ETF (ASX:HGEN) share price jumped 18% last week

This ASX hydrogen ETF has performed pretty well…

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Earlier this month, we covered one of the ASX’s newest exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The ETFS Hydrogen ETF (ASX: HGEN) debuted on 7 October and caused quite a stir… for its lack of dramatic flair. By this ETF’s first afternoon on the ASX boards, it had delivered a unit price rise of 0.3%.

But today, it’s time to check back in on this new ETF. It has certainly gained some distance from its first day of trading.

Just as a recap, the ETFS Hydrogen ETF invests in a portfolio of global companies (around 30) that centre on the emerging ‘hydrogen economy’. These companies mostly hail from the United Kingdom, the United States, and South Korea (amongst others).

Some of its largest holdings include Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG)Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: BLDP), and ITM Power plc (LON: ITM). These come from the Solactive Global Hydrogen ESG Index that HGEN tracks. 

So, how exactly has this exciting new ETF performed since its 7 October ASX float?

ASX hydrogen ETF powers higher

Well, this ETF’s first pricing quotes on the ASX started at around $10.09 per unit back on 7 October. Today, ETFS Hydrogen ETF units are currently (at the time of writing) being priced at $11.28. That’s an increase of 11.8% over what has been little more than a fortnight. Not bad, one could say.

But that’s not where the story ends. This ETFS Hydrogen ETF had quite a dramatic week last week too. On Thursday morning, the ETF spiked from the previous day’s close of $10.94 a unit to a new high of $$12.25 at market open. That unit price is more than 21% above the initial October pricing.

Although HGEN units are now almost 8% below that high watermark at today’s pricing, it’s still worthwhile pointing out that investors enjoyed a near-18% bump in just 2 days.

The ETFS Hyfdrogen ETF charges a management fee of 0.69% per annum.

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