sentix ASR Essentials 07-2017
19 February 2017
Gold’s medium-term attractions outshining Crude
The latest sentix survey shows that improving investor sentiment towards emerging equity markets remains closely linked with heightened optimism on commodities as an asset class. On this front, there is a notable divergence of opinion on two key commodities, with investors’ strategic bias on Crude oil becoming more negative, in contrast to medium-term readings on Gold which continue to head higher. The medium-term strategic attraction of Gold appears to be shining brightly for investors in a commodity context. This chimes with the less negative strategic bias on bunds versus eurozone equities that has also recently emerged (Charts 2-4, p2).
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