Energy, Iron Ore, Precious Metals Suffered Losses in 2015 but Some Have Bottomed

As a barometer of the global economy, the commodities market is painting a pretty dismal picture.

Slowing growth in China and supply surpluses driven by investment during the commodities boom of the Noughties have sent prices to multi-year lows.

But while prices are unlikely to recover to the peaks seen earlier this century, some major classes may have hit the bottom, with experts predicting moderate upticks in 2016.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
Craig Erlam