09.04.2009 - Expecting the unexpected: New Credit Suisse research piece examines how commodities may provide an effective hedge against unexpected inflation
Opalesque Industry Updates - Governments globally continue to flood markets with capital while central banks cut interest rates to nominal levels in an effort to combat the financial crisis. Though these emergency measures may be essential to prevent any further contraction of financial markets, they could have serious, unintended inflationary consequences down the road. A new research report, “Expecting the Unexpected: Using Commodities as an Inflation Hedge,” released today by the Credit Suisse Total Commodity Return Strategy team, examines how investing in commodities could provide a diversified hedge against inflation, especially unexpected changes to inflation, while helping to improve a portfolio’s overall risk/return profile. Some key findings from the report include:....Full Article: Source