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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Since the start of the year, the Thomson Reuters/CoreCommodity CRB Index (CRY) has climbed 9.
Worries over China and the health of the world economy have also pushed the 19-commodity Thomson Reuters/Core Commodity CRB Index to near 13-year lows in recent days, mirroring in part some of the pain felt by dry freight players.
The CRB index curve is a world-renowned index comprised of 28 commodities that serves as the most widely recognized measure of global commodities prices which, in turn, are affecting the price of final consumer products, and, ultimately, inflation rates.
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.