agricultural commodity futures contracts
traded in February 2008, compared to 90% in January 2008.
The risk of loss in trading commodity futures contracts
can be substantial; therefore, only genuine risk funds should be used.
The computer system trades over 100 different financial and commodity futures contracts
and makes all buy and sell decisions.
Since July, approximately 80% of soft commodity futures contracts
have been traded electronically.
It modifies certain rolling rules of the underlying commodity futures contracts
of the S&P GSCI(TM) index with the goal to generate enhanced returns as compared to the S&P GSCI(TM) index.
The SDCI is composed of commodity futures contracts
for which active and liquid contracts are traded on futures exchanges in major industrialized countries.
NEW YORK -- The DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (AMEX: DBC) announced in an 8-K filing with the SEC plans to adopt a change in the way it rolls commodity futures contracts
with the objective of mitigating the negative effects of contango, the condition in which distant delivery prices for futures exceed spot prices.
Because the market price of shares of the iShares GSCI(R) Commodity-Indexed Trust will fluctuate based on the prices of commodity futures contracts
reflected in the GSCI(R) Total Return Index, the market price of the shares will be as unpredictable as the prices of commodity futures contracts
Currently all of the commodity exposure for each of the Funds is in the form of commodity futures contracts
listed on the New York Mercantile Exchange ("NYMEX").
The Index is constructed of commodity futures contracts
from the energy, industrial metals, precious metals, grains, livestock and soft sectors and offers diversified exposure to the commodity markets.
SIPC does not cover currency, interests in gold, silver or other commodity futures contracts
or commodity options including forex.
The S&P WCI is the first index to consist solely of listed commodity futures contracts
that trade outside of the U.