Commodities investments specialist sees bullish market despite recent setbacks

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Published May 24th, 2011 - 08:27 GMT

Ole Sloth Hansen, Senior Commodity Manager at Saxo Bank, the online trading and investment specialist, will be visiting Dubai in early June to discuss with investors and the financial media recent trends in commodity prices, which have risen dramatically over the past two years. 

Total investments into commodities have risen 250 per cent from US$159 billion in 2008 to $400 billion in 2011, according to Barclays Capital, with investments in gold and silver rising three-fold during the period. 

Hansen recently observed that investment flows into commodities have been very strong due to a combination of strong fundamentals and new inventions, such as exchange traded funds (ETFs), which has made the sector accessible to everyone. 

“ETFs have had a strong impact on the commodities market, making them accessible to everyone from the biggest hedge fund managers to the retail investor,” said Hansen. 

“May has been a month of setbacks across most commodities. Prior to this, commodities had been outperforming bonds, equity and currency investments, so it is most likely that this deceleration is just a temporary correction in an overall bullish market.” 

Ole Sloth Hansen is a specialist in traded futures with over 20 years experience, both on the buying and selling side. He joined Saxo Bank in 2008 and is today Senior Manager analysing a diversified range of products from fixed income to commodities. He previously worked for 15 years in London, most recently for a multi-asset Futures and Forex Hedge fund where he was in charge of the trade execution team. 

Ole Sloth Hansen will be in Dubai 7/8 June to discuss the commodities landscape at present and the new strategies for entering the market through ETFs. 

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Saxo Bank

Saxo Group are leading fintech specialists, connecting traders, investors and partners to FX, CFDs, stocks, options, futures and more, from a single account.

In 1998 we launched one of the first online trading platforms, making professional-grade tools and multi-asset market access available to everyone.

We continue to break down barriers in global capital markets through our fintech expertise. By delivering premium service, competitive prices and intuitive platforms, we empower traders and investors to take control of their financial future.

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