Key commodity index draws in funds despite poor results


The Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Total Return Index is down 4.2% over the past 12 months. However, when the results are viewed over the past five years the index is up 87.5% overall. The index is used as an underlying in many commodity-linked structured products.

The downturn hasn't deterred investors, however. At the end of the second quarter of 2006 there was an estimated $30 billion tracking the Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index on a global basis, around double the amount compared to the same period in

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