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.
For example, when a change in the price of the Bloomberg Commodities Index is accompanied by a simultaneous change in the slope of the US Treasury yield curve, we assume that both are responding primarily to a common global demand factor.
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.
They include the 'Vontobel Global Commodities Index' and the 'Vontobel Agricultural Commodities Index'.
To illustrate the difference between alternative markets and astute advisers, a commodities index fund will make money if the prices of commodities go up.
Fifteen major commodity groupings (two-digit commodity codes) make up the All Commodities Index. Each major commodity grouping includes (in descending order of aggregation) subgroups (three-digit codes), product classes (four-digit codes), subproduct classes (six-digit codes), and individual items (eight-digit codes).
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.
Fifteen major commodity groupings (2-digit level) make up the all commodities index. Each major commodity grouping includes (in descending order of aggregation) subgroups (3-digit), product classes (4-digit), subproduct classes (6-digit), and individual items (8-digit).