Investing Ideas: Best Performing Commodity Funds

Commodity investments lagged the broader market last year, following a fall in the iron ore price. But certain funds delivered attractive returns

Fatima Khizou 19 January, 2018 | 11:27AM

Funds to access commodity markets

Commodity-related investments have delivered mixed results in 2017, failing to match the gains achieved in 2016. The Commodities-Broad Basket Morningstar category underperformed the broader equity and fixed income markets. It is also worth noting that all the gains were generated in the second half of the year.

Indeed, after a strong start in January, many commodities lost momentum, reaching low bottom prices for the year during the second quarter. A slight deterioration in macroeconomic data, high level of inventories, China’s tightening of credit conditions, have all contributed to a negative sentiment for the sector.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
AS SICAV I WldResEq X EUR Acc9.29 EUR2.54
BGF World Mining D233.85 USD1.58
JPM Global Natural Resources C (acc) EUR9.86 EUR1.35
Pictet-Timber I EUR131.01 EUR2.95

About Author

Fatima Khizou  is an Investment Research Analyst for Morningstar

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