Mounting hedge fund interest to boost ag market volatility ahead

Tues 29th November 2016
Mounting hedge fund interest to boost ag market volatility ahead

Volatility lies ahead for agricultural commodity markets thanks to the growing influence of speculators -  with the prospect of a stronger dollar and weaker oil also fuelling price moves, Commerzbank said.

One impact of the recovering inflation expectations, which are spurring ideas for US interest rate rises ahead, will be to increase the appeal to speculators of commodities, which might see their own values rise.

"Managed money will be looking for yield," seeking to boost returns and keep ahead inflation, Eugen Weinberg, head of communications at Commerzbank, told Agrimoney.com's AgriRisk Forum in London.

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