DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund announces plans to fight contango
Next month DBC plans to adopt the futures roll rules of the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index - Excess Return Optimum YieldT (DBLCI-OY), which employs a rules -based approach when it rolls from one futures contract to another for each commodity in the index. The modification enables the index to rollover to the futures contract which generates the highest 'roll yield', rather than select a new future based on a fixed schedule (e.g. monthly) . The result will tend to maximize the benefits of rolling in backwardated markets and minimize the loss from rolling in contangoed markets.
"DBC is the first and only commodity index tracking fund to list on a US stock exchange, giving investors unprecedented access to the commodity markets ," said Kevin Rich, Chief Executive Officer of DB Commodity Services LLC, the managing owner of DBC. "By adopting this modification on how DBC rolls from one futures contract to the next, the fund further extends its benefits over alternative commodity investments."
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