15 May '11, 2pm

Commodities Could Boost Stocks

Commodities Could Boost Stocks Topics: Commodities Dave Kansas , On Sunday 15 May 2011, 15:16 SGT The recent downdraft in commodity prices sparked a lot of concern about global growth and caused the stock market to momentarily buckle. Since then, prices have recovered a bit and the stock market has held up fairly well, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average not far from recent highs. The seemingly tight correlation between commodity prices and stock prices -- commodities up, stocks up -- infuses a lot of current market chatter, but the relationship doesn't have strong historical roots. Indeed, in the wake of the retreat in commodity prices, some are starting to take a different view of how commodity price movements might affect share prices going forward. "Many market participants appear to have forgotten the days of the 1980s and 1990s where economic strength was not symbo...

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