The UBS ETRACS DJ-UBS Commodity Index Total Return is designed to track the performance of the DJ-UBS Commodity Index Total ReturnSM less investor fees. The DJ-UBS Commodity Index Total ReturnSM is designed to provide diversified commodity exposure with weightings based on each underlying commodity's liquidity and economic significance. The DJ-UBS Commodity Index Total ReturnSM measures the collateralized returns from a basket of 19 commodity futures contracts representing the energy, precious metals, industrial metals, grains, softs and livestock sectors. In addition, the index is rebalanced once a year to ensure that no commodity sector may constitute more than 33% of the index as of the date of such rebalancing.
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Commodities are lit up bright red as weak economic data (here and in China) is a good excuse to end the bounce of the last few sessions. Gold (GLD -1.8%), Silver (SLV -3.6%), WTI Crude (USO -2.6%). Copper (JJC -3.3%) moves to its lowest level in about 18 months at $3.08/lb. The metal hasn't had a 2-handle since the start of 2011. Broad commodity gauge (DBC -1.8%).