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Sun finally shines on commodities

Posted on 01 July 2014

After years of losses and investor pessimism the sun finally shone on commodities in the first half of 2014. The Dow Jones-UBS index, which tracks the prices of 21 commodities, delivered total returns of 7.1 per cent, outpacing US equities, 10-year Treasuries and high yield corporate bonds.
But the clouds could quickly gather again if this year’s big improvement in performance fails to entice long-term investors back into commodities, say analysts. “There’s a lot resting on what happens in the second half of this year, in terms of the long term viability of commodities [as an asset class],” says Kevin Norrish, commodities strategist at Barclays………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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