It’s a golden time for commodity bulls with almost every major primary product putting in yearly or even decade highs. Iron ore is cracking through an 11 year high, about to spike through $200 spot prices:
Crude oil is almost back to its pre COVID highs, tripling in the process:
Meanwhile copper has more than doubled since crashing below the $2 level at the start of the COVID pandemic:
Other soft commodities are going ballistic, with lumber prices at record highs:
And wheat also shooting higher:
The Baltic Dry Index has recovered and then some from the sideways stuck Suez situation, now breaking out to a decade high:
There’s your inflation – and its starting to show up in the US which is pushing through the biggest infrastructure stimulus package in history to navigate the post COVID pandemic. Tonight’s Fed meeting will be critical to navigating this golden period of “low” inflation, high economic growth and record high stock prices. Australia may well be benefiting from the iron ore carry, but if we get actual inflation, what can the RBA do in the face of trillions of low interest rate mortgages?
Not much else to dig up to fill that hole!