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Commodities maintain bull run on ECB stimulus

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Mario Draghi
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

The commodity markets maintained their bull run in August on the announcement by the European Central Bank (ECB) that it would intervene in the secondary market for Spanish and Italian government bonds, Tiberius Asset Management, a Swiss commodity fund manager, says in its latest market commentary.

Data collected by Tiberius showed that the Dow Jones UBS index gained +1.3%, while those indices with a higher weighting in energies, such as the S & P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index and the Rogers International Commodity Index, were able to advance by as much as 6.4% and 4.8%, respectively during last month.

The report said, "The rally in industrial commodities was in line with the bull trend on global equity markets, whereby stock markets in Europe, which had been hard-hit by the euro crisis, were particularly buoyant in August. Thus, the Spanish IBEX and Italian MIBTEL stock-market indices were able to rally by more than 30% from the troughs they had hit in early August. The gains on the Asian equity markets, on the other hand, were relatively subdued. Japan's Nikkei 255, for example, rose by just over 2%."

The commodities market has been performing positively for the past few months. In July, commodity hedge funds gained positive results despite weaker macroeconomic prospects and were buoyed by the worst drought in the U.S. in......................

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