Barclays Channels ‘New Deal’ Lesson in ‘Shaky’ Commodities World

  • Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’ boosted commodity demand, bank says
  • Extra monetary easing won’t help raw materials, Barclays says

The outlook for most commodities remains shaky even after investors poured more than $50 billion into raw materials this year, and it may take fiscal stimulus to get things going, not more central bank easing, according to Barclays Plc, which reached for the history books to make a case.

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