Investors are taking profit from commodity ETPs as hopes around US infrastructure and Chinese economic activity fade.
Investors had been betting on an oil price rebound ahead of the OPEC meeting last week, and they appear to have been right in doing so, as the oil price has soared after an agreement on a product cut was finally reached.
Long oil ETPs have started taking in money for the first time in weeks, but many investors still remain cautious on the asset class as uncertainly continues around OPEC’s latest decision to curb production. What is the outlook for the oil price and is this volatility here to stay?
Commodities have seen a drastic slowdown in inflows in August compared to the rest of the year, with only gold remaining a bright spot for investors as optimism wanes, latest figures reveal. However, even gold, for all its shine, may not remain the darling of investors for long.