Posts Tagged ‘US Commodity Index Fund’

Commodities Follow Equity Index Precedent

June 8, 2011

Chidem Kurdas

Third-generation commodity index funds, using a rules-based approach to set the mix and weightings of individual commodities, are new.  Third-generation indexes may outperform the first generation, exemplified by S&P GSCI, by as much as 10% a year or better.

But the investment record is short. The first such ETF, the US Commodity Index Fund, was launched in August 2010—see interview with United States Commodity Funds chief investment officer John Hyland in Opalesque Futures Intelligence, a publication I edit.   (more…)

New Commodity Indexes Attract Money

May 31, 2011

Chidem Kurdas

Commodity index funds that have greater flexibility as to the futures contracts they buy have gained traction with buyers of exchange-traded funds, to judge from the growth of PowerShares DB Commodity Index ETF. (more…)