S&P Dow Jones goes equal weight on commodity index

Benchmark commodity index switched from market capitalisation

Dow Jones Commodity Index weights sectors equally

S&P Dow Jones Indices has launched a broad-based commodity index, the Dow Jones Commodity Index (DJCI), hot on the heels of the expiration of its licensing agreement for the DJ-UBS Commodity Index (DJ-UBS). The DJCI includes 23 of the commodities included in the world production-weighted S&P GSCI, but it weights each of the three major sectors - energy, metals, agriculture and livestock - equally. Individual commodities are weighted by relative liquidity based on the five-year average

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