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The divergence between equities and commodity prices

Posted on 12 February 2013

If the global economy recovers, commodity prices will head north. If it doesn’t, equities will head south. Commodity prices and equities have seen more or less co-ordinated moves in the last five years. In recent months, however, that relation has broken down. Both the MSCI World index and the MSCI Asia-Pacific ex-Japan index have moved sharply higher, while commodity prices, as shown by the Reuters CRB index, have remained almost stagnant.
What could be behind this? Could it be worries about China? But Chinese equities too have moved up in the last six months and the fundamentals are looking up, with the HSBC China PMI data showing output increasing for the past five months………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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