A survey that Barclays Capital took of its clients found that they intend to increase their commodities holdings over the next few years, Bloomberg reports.

Specifically, the investors said they were interested in energy, metals and agricultural products, as the prices of these items have risen sharply over the past few months. They also plan to hold the instruments for at least three years.

Products linked to crude oil and natural gas will attract the most money, said Kamal Naqvi, director of institutional fund sales at Barclays. “Energy is always the focus,” Naqvi said.

Higher prices and a more diversified portfolio were the two main reasons that investors gave for their interest in commodities.

The staff of Money Management Executive ("MME") has prepared these capsule summaries based on reports published by the news sources to which they are attributed. Those news sources are not associated with MME, and have not prepared, sponsored, endorsed, or approved these summaries.

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