A London-based exchange traded fund (ETF) firm expects significant investment in its precious metal and other commodities-based ETFs this year.

Could the news translate into similar numbers in the United States? The growth of interest in commodities, reports Jan Harvey for Forbes, usually occurs when the equity markets become volatile. And we all know how that’s been lately.

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