SPA newswire

Commodity-linked products are all the rage in the US, if recent launches by Barclays and Merrill Lynch are anything to go by. Negin Janati, writing on behalf of the Structured Products Association, looks at what's hot in North America


Goldman Sachs (New York), Chicago Mercantile Exchange (Chicago), AG Edwards (St. Louis) - The explosive popularity of commodities indexing continues to leave huge footprints on the floors of the US commodities exchanges. Dow Jones Newswire reported that "live cattle futures traders have spent this week preparing for the movement of at least 45,000 long August positions into October during the week of July 10" as the Goldman Sachs Commodities Index rolls into its next session.

The so-called

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