The Only Strong Commodity Sectors at Present are in Energy

Author Larry Berman

Posted: 12 Mar 2012 reposted from etfcm

There appears to be a base pattern developing in the broad DJP commodity indices, but the steeper contango seen in many commodities is taking a toll on the buy and hold commodity investor. The only sectors that look strong at this point are in the energy sector (except natural gas), which has become so cheap by historical standards it is actually compelling.

Natural gas equities as measured by FCG is still not as cheap as one would expect given the price of the underlying. ECA, the pure natural gas play is developing a major base pattern and looks compelling to accumulate on weakness. We do however expect significant disappointment during the next earnings period on the gassy energy stocks.

Copper looks to be struggling and industry leader FCX is clearly showing very poor behaviour after it failed breakout over its 200-day average. Agricultural stocks within MOO, also look to be undergoing more corrective price action that probably has 5-10% downside before it is attractive.


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