Investor jitters depress commodity-focused fund returns

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While equities have, overall, been strong for the first quarter of 2012 it has been a mixed period for some commodity funds, with reversals in March affecting returns for some. During the month the DJ UBS Commodity TR Index fell 4.1%, as investors sold out of positions in the metals and energy complex. On the month the DJ UBS Energy TR Index was sharply down, falling 7.2%.

Stenham Gold was down 6.83% on the month leaving three-month figures still at a fair 3.1% while a 3.11% drop off in March left first-quarter numbers at 1.83% for Galileo Natural