22.01.2014 - Supply of commodities outweighs demand
Improvements in global growth are not yet leading to a meaningful increase in demand for commodities, at a time when supply remains ample. As a result, we expect prices to remain capped for now, although the Chinese recovery should gradually support demand for industrial metals. We believe that increasing supply thanks to shale discoveries will weigh on oil prices in the long term, while gold prices still lack an upside catalyst. Commodity prices have remained under pressure even as the global economy has recovered and the global growth outlook continues to improve. Indeed demand for commodities has not picked up meaningfully, in part because Chinese demand has not sharply rebounded...................................Full Article: Source