Insight: Can commodity funds rebound?

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  • Learn about how funds and trusts have performed
  • Understand the challenges facing the sector
Insight: Can commodity funds rebound?

The typical energy and resources fund has performed worse than cash over the past five years. Understandably, this statement will sit uncomfortably with most investors: cash deposit rates have remained at record lows during this period, and on the whole equity markets have been thriving.

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  1. Which is the only IA sector that energy and resources funds and trusts have performed better than over the past five years?

  2. Which commodity is stating to respond well to loose monetary policy?

  3. What country is described as the biggest driver of natural resources?

  4. The top two performing funds have both omitted what sub-sector from their portfolios?

  5. What year is described as a period of stellar returns?

  6. According to BP data, which renewable is growing faster than any other?

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