ETF Securities Research Blog

Peak Bullishness in Commodities

Sentiment in broad commodities certainly has recovered over the last year having risen 20% from their lows in early 2016. It now looks like sentiment has moved from peak bearishness to peak bullishness. It implies that we could see a short-term setback in commodities as markets cool-off, although we believe the fundamentals remain attractive for the longer-term.

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Strong PMIs support silver prices

A combination of higher inflation, a weakening US dollar (in first half of year) and improving manufacturing growth is likely to see silver prices trade higher to US$21/oz in 2017. Yesterday’s release of the Global Manufacturing PMI at 52.7 (above the long-term average of 51.4 and sitting at a 34-month high) indicates manufacturing activity will continue to pick up this year.

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