Goldman Sachs Commodity Index

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Goldman Sachs Commodity Index

An index of 24 futures contracts on various commodities. It is an important benchmark index of the commodities market.
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The two have long been rivals, with the GSCI more successful by a wide margin.
Figure 5 reports a rolling 5-year correlation between returns on an index of S&P 500 equities and the index of commodities included in the S&P GSCI.
Trouble is, GSCI plays no role whatsoever in regulating the financial markets.
LOWER RISK: The options-based funds had lower volatility and lower maximum drawdowns than the S&P 500 and S&P GSCI Indexes.
Brokers have seen a wave of volume coming into Brent and say the reallocation of weightings by the S&P GSCI will accelerate the process.
Approximately 75 percent of the commodity exposure is indexed to the GSCI Total Return Index while the remainder is devoted to active (alpha-generating) strategies.
The combination of slower growth in US service industries and fewer German manufacturing orders helped drive the Standard & Poor's GSCI Index of 24 commodities down 11 per cent in five
On Monday, BGI said that it has temporarily suspended creation of new shares of its iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (GSG.
I formed GSCI in 1973 with a partner, Lynn Bateman, even though I had a wife and four dependents to worry about and even though this was going to be a new firm in a new industry doing something that had never been done before - federal IT procurement consulting.
Stocks recently featured in the blog include the United States Brent Oil Fund (AMEX: BNO -Free Report), United States Oil Fund (AMEX: USO -Free Report), PowerShares DB Oil Fund (AMEX: DBO -Free Report), iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Index ETN (AMEX: OIL -Free Report ) and Apple Inc (Nasdaq: AAPL-Free Report).
The Standard & Poor's GSCI gauge of 24 commodities dropped 2.
The S&P GSCI Index and the DJ-UBS Index, the world's no 1 and no 2 commodity indexes, announced two months ago plans to rejig their component weights to reflect growing trade in European benchmark Brent crude, at the expense of US WTI, which some traders say had become detached from global prices.