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iPath DJ-UBS Livestock Total Return Sub-Index ETN (COW)

  • Sep. 30, 2011, 11:35 AM
    Fertilizer stocks are hit after the USDA reports corn stockpiles are 150M bushels larger than expected. Mosaic (MOS -6.9%) shares hit a 52-week low; CF Industries (CF -7.3%) also slides. But chicken producers Sanderson Farms (SAFM +4.3%) and Tyson Foods (TSN +4.3%) gain, along with pork processor Smithfield (SFD +4%), benefiting from lower animal feed prices.
    | Sep. 30, 2011, 11:35 AM | 7 Comments
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COW Description
The Dow Jones-UBS Livestock Subindex Total Return is a sub-index of the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total Return and reflects the returns that are potentially available through an unleveraged investment in the futures contracts on physical commodities comprising the index plus the rate of interest that could be earned on cash collateral invested in specified Treasury Bills. The index is currently composed of two livestock commodities contracts (lean hogs and live cattle) traded on U.S. exchanges.
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