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Stock markets throw a party; Commodities aren’t invited

Posted on 04 February 2013

The world is happier and no longer hitting the hard stuff. That is one way of reading a big divergence between two major asset classes: stocks and commodities. The MSCI World index has rallied 13% since its mid-November low point. Hard assets have trailed in its wake: The Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB commodities index is up just 3.9%.
Correlation between the two has been falling. One reason is that fear has eased. Assets tend to march in extreme unison when investors think the world is going to hell. The past couple of months saw a reasonable amount of good news on the economy, including the avoidance of the U.S. “fiscal cliff.” That has fueled rallies in most major stock markets. …………………………………….Full Article: Source


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