Commodity indices

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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The suite of commodity indices launched by ETFS Indices includes four composite strategy indices based on commodity futures prices.
During the first decade of the 2000s, nearly every market included in the major commodity indices experienced an increase in open interest, suggesting that these markets were functioning properly during the period when investment flows into commodity investments were growing rapidly.
Since 2010, investor momentum has been behind Brent, as this has increased its weighting in leading commodity indices the S&P and DJ-UBS at the expense of WTI.
As per the agreement signed last week, Structured Solutions will create new commodity indices based on DGCX commodity prices primarily targeted at the global investment banking and fund industry.
As per the agreement signed this week, Structured Solutions will create new commodity indices based on DGCX commodity prices primarily targeted at the global investment banking and fund industry.
lt;p>Structured Solutions will create new commodity indices based on DGCX commodity prices primarily targeted at the global investment banking and fund industry.
We are pleased to partner with Structured Solutions for the development of a series of strategic initiatives and products, including new commodity indices to help manage fund portfolios," he added.
According to the agreement the German firm will create new commodity indices based on DGCX commodity prices mainly targeted at the global investment banking and fund industry.
We are extremely proud that the Fund's returns have exceeded the major commodity indices," commented Bradford Klein, Co-President of CoreCommodity Management, LLC.
We are extremely proud that the Fund's returns have exceeded the major commodity indices with lower volatility," commented Adam De Chiara, Co-President of Jefferies Asset Management, LLC ("JAM").
Using a benchmark agnostic approach that capitalizes on both structural and tactical sources of return, the strategy seeks to outperform the common commodity indices over time with improved volatility and drawdown characteristics.
The increase in the ISL reflects an increase in the general level of investment in the GSCI and other commodity indices.

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