Investment in commodities at record levels: Barclays

Dec 10, 2009 | 10:29 AM | Kevin Foster

Just over a year after the biggest financial crash since the Great Depression, financial investors are pouring record amounts of cash into commodities and are likely to increase their investments next year, according to Barclays Capital.

Institutional investors are believed to have put a record $60 billion into commodities in 2009, the British investment bank said, and that amount is set to increase in 2010 based on a survey of some 300 attendees at the bank's fifth annual U.S. Commodities Investor Conference this week.....

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