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Whats the fuss?

I have to admit I have always been a little confused by the somewhat myopic view that traders take towards commodities. I remember when I was a broker if gold showed the slightest sign of moving everyone in the dealing room go all a quiver and rush off for a cold shower.

This interesting thing is that this myopia continues today and is reflection of a very immature view of the world and in many ways is a anachronistic view harking back to the times when gold was a store of value.

Look at the chart below – gold doesnt seem so impressive compared to other metals and it looks positively limp compared to cotton.

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