Commodity investor sentiment positive, BarCap survey reveals

Some 59% of the 300 respondents said they have increased their exposure to commodities in the past 12 months, with 63% saying they expect to initiate or increase their commodity exposure over the next three years.

Some 57% expect 2010 inflow levels to be more than $60 billion, with 33% expecting them to be less than $60 billion. More than half (51%) of respondents expect annual average benchmark commodity returns to be between 5% and 10% over the next five years, with 24% predicting 0–5% returns