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Investor optimism may prove short-lived

Most commodity prices rose in February encouraged by falling COVID-19 infections and the vaccine rollout, which point to a recovery in economic activity and higher commodities demand later in the year. That said, we expect oil to be the main beneficiary of the lifting of virus-related restrictions; metals and agricultural commodities could see demand falter if we are right and China’s economy slows.

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