RJ-CRB Commodities Index delisted

Intercontinental Exchange announced that ICE Futures US (formerly NYBOT) will cease listing any new expiration months in the RJ-CRB Index and Continuous Commodity Index (“CCI”) Futures Contracts, and is delisting all expiration months in RJ-CRB Index Futures Contracts as of the open of business on September 26, 2012.

Reasons given in their submission to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission were “…..the low volume transacted year to date, as well as historically, which evinced a lack of trader interest in the products.”

Available alternatives are:

  • US Commodity Index Fund which tracks the SummerHaven Dynamic Commodity Index Total Return℠;
  • S&P World Commodity Index ($SWSP); and
  • Dow Jones/UBS (formerly “DJ-AIG”) Commodity Index ($DUBS).

Of the three I prefer $DUBS, though $USCI is also a fairly close match.

Alternatives to CRB Commodities Index