The ‘roaring 20s’ will spark a multi-year commodity supercycle as economic growth rebounds, JPMorgan says

SourceBusiness Insider
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

A supercycle in commodities is about to take place and investors can benefit by increasing their exposure to energy stocks, JPMorgan said in a note on Wednesday. The last supercycle in commodities started in 1996, peaked in 2008, and bottomed in 2020 when oil prices went negative, the note explained. Both the upswing and downswing cycles in commodities lasted 12 years. Now, the next upswing in the commodity supercycle is set to begin as heightened demand for oil is sparked by a post-pandemic economic recovery, according to the bank. The "roaring 20s" will be accompanied by easy monetary and fiscal policy, a weak US dollar, and stronger inflation, all supportive for commodity prices.  Another potential driver that could spark a surge in oil prices is the "unintended consequences of environmental policies and their friction with physical constraints related to energy consumption and production," JPMorgan said. Despite the bullish outlook for commodities, few investors are currently allocated to the space, with the energy sector making...read more...