Equities are not the only game in town!
Whilst the rally in the equity market has proved more powerful than most of us expected, we should not overlook what is happening in the Commodities market.
A couple of years back, many analysts were talking about a "global super-cycle" in commodities, fueled by rising demand from the developing countries pushing up against a relatively limited supply picture (as is certainly the case in many industrial metals).
The global downturn knocked the wind out of that argument, and 2008 saw sharp retracements with commodities such as Nickel dropping from $50,000 a ton back down to $10,000.
So was the "global super-cycle" argument false? We suspect not. Whilst the rate of global growth may have slowed, there is still plenty of demand out there for raw materials. This is not likely to change and the recent talk in the media of another El Nino has boosted the price for agricultural commodities, many of which are down towards their lows.
Investors Intelligence covers the commodity markets with our Daily Commodities Hotline,
focusing on the major contracts in London, New York and Chicago.
In todays Daily Commodities Hotline we highlight the Golden Cross seen in the CRB (Commodities Research Bureau) Index - this event has only happened 4 times in the last ten years - three of the moves leading MAJOR bull runs ( note; there was a brief false signal in 2007, but the majority of these signals have proved to be very significant trend running opportunities).
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