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New structured fund to harvest commodities returns

Deutsche Bank launches a Singapore-listed structured fund that uses a long/short strategy to capture roll returns on 21 commodities.

Deutsche Bank is offering retail investors in Singapore an opportunity to trade commodities in the same way as professional investors. The DB Platinum Commodity Harvest Fund uses a longshort strategy on 21 commodities to exploit carry trades in futures markets.

Daily movements in gold and crude oil spot prices are staples of the business news, but of little interest to most professional commodities investors because the only way to trade commodities without taking physical delivery of a tanker-full of crude oil is to buy futures. And futures prices are subject to quirks that make the spot price irrelevant.

Typically, the most popular futures contracts are for delivery in one month. Investors buy this contract...

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