The Bloomberg Commodity Indices, formerly known as the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Indices, track a single commodity or group of related commodities. For example, there are single commodity indices for coffee, sugar, and cotton. These three commodities are considered “softs” and are part of the Bloomberg Softs Subindex, a group commodity index.
Symbol Group: Bloomberg Commodity Indices Publisher: Bloomberg Finance Update Frequency: Intraday Online Source: www.bloombergindexes.com Current Symbols: Catalog link
Some of these indices have the words “total return” in their name. A total return index includes any distributions, such as dividends, to provide a more realistic picture of investor return.
Click here for a current list and to see the starting date for these symbols. The example above shows a partial list of symbols. Note that the starting dates are shown in the symbol catalog under the “first data point” column.
Users can find symbols for Bloomberg Commodity Indices by searching for “bloomberg and indx” in the symbol catalog (without quotations). The “and” ensures that each term is required.