Commotion in commodities

The outlook for gold and oil looks shaky as long as the US government shutdown remains in place.

Commodities have the US government shutdown to thank for being returned to the spotlight, but the reasons for the extra attention won’t be of comfort to investors.

Apart from the extreme uncertainty in general created by the shutdown, commodity demand is being damaged. The longer the budget fiasco goes on, the more damage to commodity producers and consumers alike.

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