Salient to Investors:
Commodities beat equities, bonds and the dollar for a second consecutive month, the longest streak in more than a year, showing investors expect policy makers to succeed in stimulating growth. More than two-dozen nations cut market interest rates this year. China has slowed for six quarters.
Bill O’Neill at Merrill Lynch said the market has clearly taken a very sanguine view
Raw materials entered a bull market last month after rising more than 20 percent since mid-June, erasing 2012’s losses.
Goldman Sachs predicts oil will advance 19 percent to $115 in three months, soybeans 14 percent to $20, and corn 13 percent to $9.
71 percent of S&P 500 companies reported quarterly earnings that beat analyst expectations.