With prices of food and energy-related commoditiessurging, this is a chance for investors to profit, said Keith Springer, president of Springer Financial Advisors, and David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds.
“Rising global growth [will] push up food and energy prices…I have a generally positive outlook in terms of commodities as an investment area,” Kelly told CNBC.
On the consumer front, however, Kelly said he is concerned that the rising prices are not necessarily translating into higher wages. “The latest wage reading year over year is the lowest since 2004,” he noted.
However, he added, “If you don’t get that wage increase, you won’t get a general inflation problem in the U.S.”