Just recently, sentiment in the commodity market has been positive. Capacity utilization improved, the CRB index started to move upwards, chances on QE3 are improving, the dollar index moves into a top formation. In this article I will discuss the prospects in each sector of the CRB index.
On Tuesday 17 July 2012 the capacity utilization rate came in at 78.9%, up from 78.7% the previous month. As I noted here, the capacity utilization rate is a leading indicator for inflation. This inflation will start to be visible next year as there is a lag between the capacity utilization rate and commodity prices.