Inflation is a hot topic concerning investors the world over.
In the US, inflation is driven by rising wages and higher commodity prices; in Europe, it's been driven by commodities.
Europe in particular is experiencing an energy crisis, which has been exacerbated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The impact of this has led to an increase in rising commodity prices coupled with a supply issue. In the medium to long-term, structural factors such as the energy transition will also add to inflationary trends. This, coupled with the limited production capacity of renewable energy and high demand for commodities, will increase energy costs and boost the prices of commodities linked with the green transition.
Source: Amundi Asset Management as at April 2022.
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Opportunities across the commodities universe in these inflationary times
We are each experiencing inflation in both our personal and professional lives. We have been noticing an increase in commodity pricing, but what’s causing these elevated prices?
Find out more about commodities and why we believe commodities and commodity based funds could play a crucial role in portfolio diversification* by downloading our paper “War and Net Zero Opportunities Across The Commodity Universe”
Absolute Return Strategies in an Inflationary Context
As markets grapple with prospect of recession or possible stagflation, investors may wish to consider an absolute return strategy to protect the real value of their capital. What are the potential benefits of absolute return funds?
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*Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss. 1 Investment Talks: War and Source: Net Zero offer opportunities across the commodity universe, 30 June 2022.
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