Dow Jones Indexes, UBS Add Eight Commodity Indexes

April 7, 2011 ( - Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, and UBS Investment Bank announced they are adding eight commodity subindexes to the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index family.

The new subindexes measure an opportunity set excluding commodities such as agriculture, livestock or grains. Also launching as subindexes of the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Indexes family are indexes that exclude the other major commodity sectors within the broad index: industrial metals, precious metals, soft commodities, petroleum products and agriculture/livestock.  

“These new subindexes measure commodity markets from the perspective of investors that want zero exposure to certain sectors,” said Michael A. Petronella, President, Dow Jones Indexes, in the announcement.  

In addition to the eight new subindexes, the DJ-UBSCI series consists of the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index comprising 19 commodities; the eight previously existing subindexes; and 28 single commodity subindexes for aluminum, Brent crude, cocoa, coffee, copper, corn, cotton, crude oil, feeder cattle, gas oil, gold, heating oil, lead, lean hogs, live cattle, natural gas, nickel, orange juice, platinum, silver, soybeans, soybean meal, soybean oil, sugar, tin, unleaded gasoline, wheat and zinc.  

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