Commodities expert says investors should not rely on simple indexes

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Investors looking to diversify into commodities should not rely on simple index products, according to Kevin Norrish, London-based director of commodities research at Barclays Capital. Speaking in Hong Kong, Norrish warned that, in the future, investors would need to weight their investments as commodity prices would not continue to rise across the board.

"It's not our view that all commodities prices are going to continue going up in a straight line," said Norrish. "You… need to choose the t

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