S&P Dow Jones Indices Adds Two All Metals Sector Indices to the S&P GSCI Family
NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today the launch of the S&P GSCI® All Metals 3 Month Forward and S&P GSCI All Metals 3 Month Forward Capped Component. These Indices are designed to measure the precious and industrial metal commodity markets while seeking to reduce negative roll yield in times of contango.
"These indices provide global market participants with investible benchmarks across both the precious metal and industrial metal commodity markets," says Jodie Gunzberg, Vice President at S&P Dow Jones Indices. "The indices combine the safe haven characteristics of precious metals with the economically sensitive characteristics of industrial metals."
The Indices use the First Nearby Contract Expirations of the S&P GSCI - moved three months forward from the present date - and weight the metals in proportion to the weightings derived from the S&P GSCI methodology. The capped component version applies capping according to the ESMA guidelines on UCITS issues.
The launch of the S&P GSCI All Metals 3 Month Forward and S&P GSCI All Metals 3 Month Forward Capped Component expand the S&P GSCI family. The S&P GSCI is the first major investible commodity index. It is one of the most widely recognized benchmarks that is broad-based and production weighted to represent the global commodity market beta.
For more information, please visit www.spdji.com/index-family/commodities/sp-gsci.
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