Germany’s largest information platform for the financial market  wrote in its latest analysis “Raw material investments are popular investors. But not every investment makes participants rejoice: there have been mistakes in the first half year”

The absolute losers include cocoa with -16.61%, coffee with -10.14% or palm oil with -25.25%. Energy fuels such as oil, natural gas or coal are also significantly lower.

Positive in the low single-digit range are precious metals such as platinum, silver or gold. In contrast, the absolute winners are wood. In the first half year of 2017, the renewable raw material achieved an increase of 15.58%. With this, Wood continues his-high flying flight unchecked. Last year, the experts from stated: “Surprisingly, gold does not rank first. And in spite of the fact that the precious metal is considered a “safe haven” during these crisis-shaken times, “the raw material of wood was already convincing in 2016 and achieved a performance gain of 19.46%! -der-ersten-jahreshaelfte-2016-ab-4978969