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All of the PowerShares DB Commodity ETNs are based on a total return version of the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index™ (the "Index") which is designed to reflect the performance of certain wheat, corn, light sweet crude oil, heating oil, gold and aluminum futures contracts plus the returns from investing in 3 month United States Treasury bills. The Long and Double Long ETNs are based on the Optimum Yield™ version of the Index and the Short and Double Short ETNs are based on the standard version of the Index. The Optimum Yield™ version of the Index attempts to minimize the negative effects of contango and maximize the positive effects of backwardation by applying flexible roll rules to pick a new futures contract when a contract expires. The standard version of the Index, which does not attempt to minimize the negative effects of contango and maximize the positive effects of backwardation, uses static roll rules that dictate that an expiring futures contract must be replaced with a contract having a pre-defined expiration date.
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Wednesday, Jul 182012, 12:10 PMHarvard is taking a shine to natural resources - particularly timber (WOOD, CUT) - maybe at the expense of private equity and hedge funds, according to the normally secretive endowment chief Jane Mendillo. Of distressed credit in Europe, she's interested, but notes it's the hot new investment area and will take a pass for now. |Wednesday, Jul 182012, 12:10 PM| Comment!
Monday, Jul 92012, 10:42 AMA check of commodity performance (DBC) in H1 shows agricultural commodities (DBA) the top performer, despite steep falls in coffee (JO) and cotton (BAL), as the drought sends grains (JJG) soaring. Leading on the downside are the economically sensitive energy (JJE) and industrial metals (JJM) sectors. |Monday, Jul 92012, 10:42 AM| Comment!
Thursday, Jun 282012, 1:19 PMInvestors are currently cautious on commodities, but expect better performance and a higher exposure to the sector over the coming year, finds Credit Suisse in a survey of institutional players and family offices. The difficulty now is the high correlation with equities - typically a selling point for commodities is their ability to deliver when stocks don't. |Thursday, Jun 282012, 1:19 PM| 1 Comment
Wednesday, Jun 132012, 2:20 PMBHP Billiton (BHP -0.2%), a natural resources bellwether as the world's largest miner, cuts its outlook for commodities prices over the next 3-5 years, FT reports, a move likely to cement the view that the decade-long commodities supercycle on the back of Chinese growth has peaked. BHP has already signaled greater discipline in its plans to invest ~$80B in new projects. |Wednesday, Jun 132012, 2:20 PM| 4 Comments
Monday, May 142012, 3:48 PMContinued strength in the dollar weighs on commodities, sending the CRB Index -1.2%, its fifth straight loss and eighth in nine sessions. Crude oil -1.3% at $94.76/bbl, natural gas -3.2% at $2.43 per MMBtu, gold -1.4% at $1561.10/oz., silver -1.9% to $28.35/oz. CRB is now -5.5% YTD, trading at its lowest level since Aug. 2010 and below its 10-year average price of 289.3. |Monday, May 142012, 3:48 PM| Comment!
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Thursday, May 52011, 1:38 PMChecking in on the great commodities fire sale (or, if you prefer, "blood bath"): the CRB index down 4.1%. Silver (down 7.8%) leading PMs downhill: gold -2.7% to $1,474.70, platinum -2.6%; copper -3.3%. Crude is falling the most the in two years, -6.7% on NYMEX to $101.98. Natgas -6% to $4.302. About the only signs of life: lean hogs up 0.5%, and ethanol's flat. |Thursday, May 52011, 1:38 PM| Comment!
Monday, Feb 282011, 7:42 AMA draft OECD report suggests commodity prices haven't been rising because of speculators, but because global demand is growing faster than supply. The report could accelerate efforts to boost global output of commodities, and deflect criticism that the Fed's QE2 is stoking inflation. |Monday, Feb 282011, 7:42 AM| 1 Comment