Sat, Apr 18, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Commodities maintain bull run on ECB stimulus

Thursday, September 20, 2012

amb
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......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Tiger Global falls 2.9% in March, down 5.3% in Q1[more]

    From Reuters.com: Investment firm Tiger Global Management, one of the hedge fund industry's most closely watched players, told clients that its hedge fund lost 5.3 percent during the first quarter, an investor said on Wednesday. Much of the decline came in March when the fund lost 2.9 percent,

  2. It’s not just hedge funds—IMF study finds stability risks from ‘vanilla’ funds[more]

    From MarketWatch.com: Leveraged hedge funds and banklike money-market funds are the parts of the asset-management industry most associated with risks to financial stability. But a report from the International Monetary Fund suggests that “plain-vanilla” mutual funds and exchange-traded funds also ca

  3. Hedge funds gain 2.4% in Q1 driven by currency and commodity markets[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted positive results last March to conclude a strong first quarter, with performance driven by strong macro trends in currency and commodity markets, complemented by broad-based gains and positioning in event driven, equity hedge and fixed income-b

  4. Hedge funds looking to continue their rally in Q2[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds finished the first quarter on a strong note and are looking to continue the rally in the second quarter, said Lyxor Asset Management in its Weekly Brief. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index is up 0.4% over the week

  5. Hedge funds down -0.17% in March (+1.23%YTD)[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of –0.17% in March to end Q1 2015 up 1.23%, compared to the S&P 500 which increased 0.96%, according to the latest data from eVestment. Hedge fund performance returns were mixed in March amid increased equity

 

banner