Commodities Deep Dive: Time to cop some copper?

Sector is up 8.5% this year

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"Historically commodities have performed well amidst a rising inflationary and a higher interest rate environment"
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"Historically commodities have performed well amidst a rising inflationary and a higher interest rate environment"

Commodities have been one of the few bright spots in global markets so far in 2022, as it is one of few assets to somewhat benefit from high inflation and volatility.

To date, the IA Commodity/Natural Resources sector is the best performer this year, returning 8.5% overall, according to FE Analytics data. This is a long way ahead of the worst performing sector, IA Technology and Technology Innovations sector, where the average fund has lost 26.6% over the same time frame. Deep Dive: A paradigm shift for US equities Aneeka Gupta, director of macroeconomic research at WisdomTree, said: "Historically, commodities have performed well amidst a rising inflationary and a higher interest rate environment." They have also been one of the few beneficiarie...

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