Grasp of investor trends now a necessity

With investor money in commodities at record highs, understanding investor trends and their impact on the market is becoming ever more important, writes Rebecca Hampson

Growing Investment

Investor money in commodity markets, via indexes, exchange-traded products (ETPs) and medium-term notes (MTNs) is at a record high, and investor appetite for commodities looks set to remain strong throughout this year, market experts say. As a result, working out investor trends is becoming increasingly important for energy risk managers.

The extent to which investor money is pushing up outright commodity prices is an ongoing debate, but for risk managers there are more subtle nuances to digest

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