In "a strong vote of confidence in commodity assets,” 56% of respondents in Barclays'...

|By:, SA News Editor

In "a strong vote of confidence in commodity assets,” 56% of respondents in Barclays' annual survey say they plan to initiate or increase commodity exposure in 2012, vs. 45% last year, and only 7% plan to scale back their positions. Many investors cut their commodities exposure in 2011 because of high risk and poor returns. Biggest downside risk, the survey says: a possible hard landing in China.