NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rogers™-Van Eck Hard Assets Producers Index (TICKER: RVEI) will add thirteen new components, effective 6:00 PM (EST) Sunday, December 19, 2010. One component will be dropped, changing the number of index components to 328. The changes result from the quarterly rebalancing of the index.
Two stocks will be added to the Rogers™-Van Eck Hard Agricultural Producers Index (TICKER: RVEA), changing the number of index components to 44.
Three stocks will be added to the Rogers™-Van Eck Energy Producers Index (TICKER: RVEE) and one stock will be deleted, changing the number of index components to 127.
Five stocks will be added to the Rogers™-Van Eck Hard Assets Metals Producers Index (RVEM), changing the number of index components to 109.
No changes will be made to the Rogers™-Van Eck Hard Assets Producers US Extra Liquid Index (RVEXL), maintaining the fixed number of 50 index components.
A complete list of constituents and weights will be posted on the Index website (http://rve.snetglobalindexes.com/about_the_indexes.php) as of the effective date.
The Rogers™-Van Eck Hard Assets Producers Index is a capitalization-weighted, float-adjusted index of the most prominent commodity stocks in the world. To be included in the RVEI, stocks must pass multiple screens, including for capitalization, float, exchange listing, share price and turnover. The index is divided into six sectors: a) Energy, b) Agriculture, c) Base and Industrial Metals, d) Forest products, e) Precious Metals and f) Alternatives (Renewable Energy and Water)
Detailed information, including constituent data, rules and price information, on the Rogers™-Van Eck Hard Assets Producers Index is available at http://rve.snetglobalindexes.com/. Data is also available through most vendors of financial data.
Index: Rogers™-Van Eck Hard Assets Producers Index (USD) TICKER: RVEI
Index: Rogers™-Van Eck Hard Assets Producers Index (EUR) TICKER: RVEIE
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