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Forget Bitcoin – Here Are The Big Investments For 2018

December 27
15:25 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, the investment landscape might look slightly different from what many were envisaging at the start of the year.

A record-busting climb for stocks looked shaky early on. And the nosebleed gains for cryptocurrencies has morphed into an actual obsession. But there was a time not too long ago when investors spent a lot of time chattering about other assets, such as commodities — recall that oil had a spectacular run in 2016, while gold was also a big winner.

Our call of the day, from IG’s chief market strategist Chris Weston, says next year may be the time to refocus on these assets.

“I do think the commodity trade is one we need to watch and while liquidity is obviously an issue, this is an asset class that is hot at the moment and could really dictate inflationary trends in 2018, where inflation, volatility and the [U.S. dollar] hold the key to the capital markets,” Weston said in a note to clients Wednesday.

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