Investors Pin Hopes on Commodity Funds in January

Given the rally in commodity prices last, it is not surprising that funds in this sector were among the popular with Morningstar investors last month

Karen Kwok 10 February, 2017 | 12:28PM

The rebound of commodity prices in 2016 has benefited many commodity-related investments, including open-ended funds.  Commodity-related funds were among the top five best performing in 2016 – so it is not surprising that they continue to remain popular with Morningstar investors.

In January 2017, the Gold Rated BlackRock Gold and General fund and the Bronze Rated JP Morgan Natural Resources fund were both in the top 10 most popular hit list on Morningstar.co.uk.

This BlackRock Gold and General fund has been on the list for the past 13 months. However, last month was the first time the JP Morgan Natural Resources appeared on this list. Both funds saw massive gains in the year of 2016: BlackRock Gold and General gained 78.7% while JP Morgan Natural Resources gained 80.7%.

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Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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