15.02.2013 - Weak commodities conundrum
Here’s another example of the weakening of previously strong “risk” asset correlations. Even with a recently strong oil price, the Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB index, a basket of 19 commodities, has dramatically lagged behind the stock market rally since its November trough. Energy makes up 39 per cent of the CRB, gold just 6 per cent. But this dislocation can be considered a positive development for many investors. First it increases choice, because they can again treat commodities as a way of diversifying portfolios, rather than simply a geared risk-on/risk off bet...............................................Full Article: Source
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