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Commodities' Best Quarter Since 2016 Is Tough Act to Follow

  • Raw-materials index rises amid tight supplies in many markets
  • ‘Hard to make the case’ such gains will continue: strategist
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Commodities had their best quarter in almost three years, driven by supply concerns and optimism over demand. Investors, though, might not want to get too cocky.

The outlook for demand is running into troubling signs in the U.S. and China, the two biggest consumers. In early March, China cut its goal for economic expansion, while a report last week showed U.S. growth cooled more than forecast.