Commodities

High levels of dispersion across the commodities complex in May

Jun 4th, 2021 | By

By Fiona Boal, Head of Commodities and Real Assets, S&P Dow Jones Indices.

While the S&P GSCI’s upward momentum attenuated, high dispersion in the performance of single commodities continued, albeit with reversals among the leaders and laggards.


Investors rush back to gold ETFs amid inflation data surprise

May 19th, 2021 | By
Investors rush back to gold ETFs after inflation data surprise

After outflows in recent months, gold ETFs are enjoying a surge in demand as investors seek to fortify their portfolios against the risks of rising inflation and a more subdued economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.


UK pension funds set to ramp up metals exposure amid commodity ‘supercycle’

May 19th, 2021 | By
Hamad Ebrahim, Head of Research at NTree International

UK-based pension funds look set to ramp up their exposure to precious and industrial metals on the belief that a commodity ‘supercycle’ is underway, according to a survey commissioned by ETF distribution specialist NTree International.


Energy prices rise in the wake of Colonial cyberattack

May 11th, 2021 | By
Aneeka Gupta, Associate Director of Research, WisdomTree.

By Aneeka Gupta, Director of Research at WisdomTree.

Colonial Pipeline Co., a supplier of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel to the eastern US, was forced to halt operations on Friday owing to a ransomware attack that affected some of its IT systems.


Commodities burst higher in April

May 5th, 2021 | By
Jim Wiederhold, Associate Director, Commodities and Real Assets at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

By Jim Wiederhold, Associate Director, Commodities and Real Assets at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Several commodities made new all-time highs, as the global economy reflated, consumer confidence hit pre-pandemic highs, and housing prices in the US jumped the most in 15 years.


Corn reaping the benefits of Chinese demand

Apr 28th, 2021 | By
Corn reaping the benefits of Chinese demand

By Aneeka Gupta, Director of Research at WisdomTree.

Corn has had a strong run over the past year, and we expect strong fundamentals coupled with improving sentiment to continue to support its upward trajectory.


Are we in a commodity supercycle?

Apr 21st, 2021 | By
Are we in another commodity supercycle?

By Mobeen Tahir, Associate Director, Research at WisdomTree.

The notion of a commodity supercycle is exciting for commodity investors. The term supercycle is used for a bull run that may extend for many years.


Aluminium’s surge fuelled by fundamentals

Apr 14th, 2021 | By
Aluminium’s surge fuelled by fundamentals

By Mobeen Tahir, Associate Director of Research at WisdomTree.

Strong fundamentals have driven aluminium prices in recent weeks. Can the rally be sustained going forward?


Nornickel’s GPF introduces GBP listings of low-cost physical metal ETCs

Apr 12th, 2021 | By
Nornickel’s GPF launches GBP listings of low-cost physical metal ETCs

Nornickel’s Global Palladium Fund has introduced pound sterling share classes for its four physically backed low-cost metal ETCs on London Stock Exchange.


A quiet end to a strong quarter for commodities

Apr 5th, 2021 | By

By Fiona Boal, Head of Commodities and Real Assets, S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Despite giving up some of its recent gains in March, the S&P GSCI rose 13.5% in Q1 2021.