Equities Version Of Commodity Index Launches On NYSE

newThe Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB Global Commodity Equity Index Fund (CRBQ) tracks a diversified global index holding 145 companies that produce energy, agricultural, raw metals and precious metals.  Marketwatch reports, “The index is “an alternative for investors looking for exposure to commodities without exposure to the commodities-futures market,” said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Jefferies & Co.” Consisting of 50 energy stocks, 35 agricultural stocks, 35 base-metal stocks and 30 precious-metals stock, the Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB Global Commodity Equity Index Fund began trading Monday.

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