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Higher oil prices and the response to recent cold weather in much of the United States contributed to a strong end for commodities in 2017, and led the asset class to its second positive annual return in a row. This should cheer commodities investors who suffered steep losses in recent years.
MiFID II (which stands for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) is a set of regulatory reforms established by the European Union. Its aim is to increase transparency and efficiency as a way of promoting increased investor confidence in capital markets.