Commodity Research Bureau Index

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Commodity Research Bureau Index

An index that tracks the price movements of commodities. The CRB does not follow any one commodity sector but rather the overall direction of commodities generally. The CRB is watched by both commodity and bond investors because the prices of commodities and bonds tend to move in opposite directions due to inflation.
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The Reuters/Jefferies CRB index, a global commodities gauge, dropped 2.
Bullion was the third-largest loser for the year on the 19-commodity Thomson Reuters/Core Commodity CRB index, after corn and silver.
US crude oil prices, the chief component of the CRB index, ended 1% lower at the end of the week but for the month as a whole gained 2.
At Friday's close, the 19-commodity Thomson Reuters-Jefferies CRB index was down 2.
S&P500 index for stocks or CRB index for commodities).
The Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index of raw materials lost 1.
The benchmark Thomson Reuters-Jefferies CRB index, a global commodities benchmark, settled up 0.
In the second half of 2010, sugar prices doubled, leading gains in the period among 19 raw materials in the Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index.
The Reuters-Jefferies CRB index , a global commodities benchmark, has slid 7 percent this month.
Global commodity benchmark the Reuters-Jefferies CRB index is down more than 4 percent for the week, its biggest drop since losing nearly 9 percent in May's across-the-board slide, also fuelled by global growth concerns.
The 19-commodity Reuters-Jefferies CRB index rose 1.
The Reuters-Jefferies CRB index, a global benchmark for commodities prices, last week staged its biggest weekly drop since late 2008, down 9 percent.