Goldman predicts commodities will soar in 2019

Goldman Sachs is forecasting returns of about 17 per cent in the coming months, describing the current situation as unsustainable Soybean plants in Illinois. Goldman says in the agriculture space to go long Chicago soybeans, short on corn.Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Commodity bull Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is undaunted by the sell-off in raw materials and is forecasting returns of about 17 per cent in the coming months, describing the current situation as unsustainable and touting this week’s G20 meeting in Buenos Aires as a potential turning point.“Given the size of dislocations in commodity pricing relative to fundamentals — with oil now having joined metals in pricing below cost support — we believe commodities offer an extremely attractive entry point for longs in oil, gold and base,” analysts including Jeffrey Currie said in a report. The note listed its top 10 trade ideas for 2019, including a rebound in Brent as OPEC cuts supply. Raw materials have been battered in November on a toxic cocktail of drivers, with crude sinking amid speculation there’s too much supply, metals getting hit on concern growth is slowing, and investors fretting about the outlook for the trade war between the U.S. and China. This week, leaders from the G20 gather in Argentina, offering presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping a chance to address their trade spat, while Russia’s Vladimir Putin has an opportunity to address crude policy with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. “Many of the political uncertainties weighing on commodity markets have a significant … Continue reading