Gold, agri-commodities witness higher investor interest in 2011: Barclays Capital

Commodity Online (July 22, 2011) | The sovereign debt crisis in Europe and uncertainties in US economy made investors turn more favourable to Gold in the first half of 2011, according to a report by Barclays Capital. This is despite the fact that gold began on a weak note and outflows from the commodity was at its highest level since Barclays Capital started collecting monthly sectoral data, the report added. Agri-commodities witnessed the highest inflows in first quarter of the year but the gains were eroded as Q2 witnessed large outflows out of the sector, the Barclays Capital report said.