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How does Fed policy affect commodity markets?

Posted on 15 November 2013

Monetary policy surprises can have a big impact on commodity markets, but the exact nature of the price movement depends on the direction of the change in monetary policy and the raw material in question.
New research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta finds that when the central bank surprised markets with tighter policy between 1990 and 2008, gold and platinum prices rose the most. When policy went the other way–when the Fed surprised with growth-stimulating rate cuts–prices for crude and heating oil were the biggest beneficiaries………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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