The market had a rough start to 2014, but since February, stocks have made a nice move higher, with the S&P 500 up about 3.5% since the beginning of the month. Yet the real action of late has taken place in many of the hitherto beaten-down commodities markets, where money flows now have come into many sectors such as gold, silver, energy and agriculture.
The gains in the commodities market over the past four weeks have
sent the price of the benchmark exchange-traded fund (ETF) pegged to the
commodities index, the PowerShares DB Commodity Tracking Index (NYSE: DBC),
higher by nearly 5%. And since the low on Jan. 9, DBC has jumped 6.4%, a
very nice move in a sector that, unlike stocks, had a very rough go of
it in 2013. (more)
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