Commodity investing to bounce back in 2012

Investments in commodities are expected to increase in 2012 after dipping last year, with crude oil, gold and copper tipped as best performers, according to a Barclays Capital survey

Commodities set for a rebound

Last year's volatile market environment led to a year-on-year fall of more than 70%  in commodity investments, but commodity inflows are set to rebound, according to Barclays Capital's eighth annual survey of institutional investors.

"2012 looks like it will be a stronger year for investment flows, with almost 60% [of investors] planning to increase their commodity exposure over the next three years," says Kevin Norrish, managing director of commodities research at Barclays Capital in London.

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