Commodity indices

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Commodity indices

Indices measuring the price and performance of physical commodities, often by the price of futures contracts for the commodities that are listed on commodity exchanges.

Commodity Indices

Indices that track the price of different types of commodities. A commodity index may track commodities directly, or indirectly by tracking futures contracts for certain commodities. For example, commodity indices may track energy products or currencies, or may tracks futures contracts in either of those. Commodity indices operate much like exchange-traded funds or mutual funds in day-to-day trading: investors may buy, sell, or short sell shares in commodity indices as if they were stocks. An advantage to trading commodity indices is that it gives investors access to commodity markets without needing to buy or accept delivery on the underlying commodities.
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Credit Suisse's Total Commodity Return Strategy is managed by a team with over 30 years of experience, and seeks to outperform the return of a commodities index, such as the Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return or the S&P GSCI Total Return Index, using both a quantitative and qualitative commodity research process.
Of course, isolating the influence of changes in supply on the price of a basket of commodities as diverse as the Bloomberg Commodities Index is fraught with difficulty given incomplete datasets.
It does this through exposures primarily through derivatives contracts, securities or other instruments that provide a return tied to a commodities index, a basket of commodities, individual commodities or a combination thereof.
Credit Suisse's Total Commodity Return Strategy has been managed for over 19 years and seeks to outperform the return of a commodities index, such as the Dow Jones--UBS Commodity Index Total Return or the S&P GSCI Total Return Index, using both a quantitative and qualitative commodity research process.
US investment bank Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is planning to launch a commodities index with Clive Capital, the largest commodities hedge fund, the Financial Times has reported.
for fourteen years and seeks to outperform the return of a commodities index,
The group started the Citi BRIC Commodities Index, a gauge of raw materials based on consumption by Brazil, Russia, India and China, a year ago.
Fifteen major commodity groupings (two-digit commodity codes) make up the All Commodities Index.
ETRACS DJ-UBS Commodity Index 2-4-6 Blended Futures (Ticker: BLND) Is the First ETN Linked to the Second Generation of the Most Widely Followed Commodities Index
Credit Suisse's Total Commodity Return Strategy has been managed for fourteen years and seeks to outperform the return of a commodities index, such as the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total Return or the S&P GSCI Total Return Index, using a quantitative commodity research process.
Credit Suisse's Total Commodity Return Strategy offers a fourteen year track record and seeks to outperform the return of a commodities index, such as the Dow Jones - UBS Commodity Index Total Return or the S&P GSCI Total Return Index, using a quantitative commodity research process.
3 March 2014 -- New York-based S&P Dow Jones Indices (NYSE: MHFI) said it has launched forward six- and 12-month versions of the S&P GSCI and forward three- six- and 12-month versions of the S&P GSCI Single Commodities index that apply capped component rules.