S&P launches oil-hedged index to address inflation fears

S&P launches oil-hedged index to address inflation fears

Oil dripping from a ten dollar bill
S&P index goes long on crude oil and Brent futures

Standard & Poor's (S&P) has launched the S&P 500 Oil Hedged index, aimed at investors seeking alternative methods to hedge against inflationary risks during periods of global economic uncertainty.

The index allows investors to benefit from an increase in oil prices by combining a long S&P 500 position overlaid with long positions in Nymex Oil futures and ICE Brent Crude Oil futures.

"The US dollar is negatively correlated to oil prices," says Alka Banerjee, vice-president at S&P Indices in New Y

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