Commodities ETFs outperform as demand grows

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Exchange-traded funds linked to commodities rallied on Thursday as investors bet stronger economic growth would continue to drive prices for raw goods and materials higher. The First Trust Tactical Commodity Strategy Fund was 0.6% higher midday, as was the United States Commodity Index Fund . The United States Copper Index Fund , a pure-play approach to a metal many see as a barometer of economic growth because of its widespread usage, gained more than 1.3%. While higher prices for commodities signal stronger economic growth, its flip side is higher prices for finished goods – inflation.
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