Commodities outperform in 2021 though gold loses its lustre

Commodities outperformed other assets this year as a recovery from the pandemic boosted demand though gold’s poor showing dented investor appetite. Heading into 2022, commodities, which often perform well late in economic cycles, are due to remain competitive with equities as global growth extends its upward trek, analysts said. “We like both equities and commodities […]

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Bond markets don’t buy hawkish Fed’s view on how high U.S. rates can go

The Federal Reserve’s more hawkish turn this week came amid heightened worries about economic recovery and inflation, but it has barely changed the bond market’s view that short-term interest rates could top out below the U.S. central bank’s estimated peak. Current betting even has rates staying below the inflation level the Fed projected over the […]

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