Several macroeconomic forces are aligned to push commodity prices higher over the next year, this according to Siddharth Rajeev, head of research at Fundamental Research Corp. “I think the fundamentals remain strong. Our outlook is that in the next 12 months, commodity prices should strengthen, mainly because we expect a weakness in the U.S. dollar, that’s contrary to what a lot of people say,” Rajeev told Kitco News on the sidelines of the Silver & Gold Summit in San Francisco. Rajeev attributes dollar weakness to two factors: slower GDP growth in the U.S. in 2019, and the ongoing trade war that would cause the Chinese to demand less U.S. dollar.
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