It's been a volatile week on the ASX boards.
It's a long weekend in Victoria and we're certainly ready for some R&R.
The hydrogen space is continuing to gather momentum, with Aussie exports to Japan set to boom.
According to some, this could eventually rival the post-war coal trade!
This certainly bodes well for PEAK's portfolio company Countrywide Renewable Hydrogen, that is on track for an ASX listing this year.
To read more on the export boom, click here
The S&P/ASX200 has staggered to the end of the week, finishing Friday’s session down 49.9 points or 0.7 per cent to 6710.8 at 4:15pm.
Energy stocks were the main bright spot, with the sector up 2.8 per cent as Woodside, Santos, Origin and Oil Search all posted solid gains off the back of surging oil prices.
Things were less pretty in the tech and healthcare sectors, however, as sell-offs continued for a second day.
Info tech stocks finished Friday down 1.6 per cent, with Afterpay sliding 2.5 per cent to $115.40, while Zip Co lost 5.2 per cent for the session and finished at $9.56.
Biotech giant CSL, which went ex-dividend on Thursday, was the biggest weight in healthcare and lost 2.8 per cent to $248.58.
Consumer staples were modestly higher, up 0.4 per cent, as Woolworths gained 0.4 per cent to $38.95 and Coles was up 0.6 per cent to $15.50.
The market came close to finishing the week behind but narrowed its losses at the end of Friday’s session, and finished 0.5 per cent ahead for the week.