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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But pension fund managers, which look after long-term money, say they are sticking with their overall Brent allocations as they expect commodities indices to rebalance further in favour of Brent at the expense of WTI at the end of 2013.
KARACHI, May 26 -- The National Commodity Exchange Limited (NCEL) is to add four more commodities indices to attract foreign investment by the end of this year, NCEL Chairman Sameer Ahmad said Tuesday.