The First Commodity Futures Index

On October 3, 1933, Dow Jones announced a new index of commodity futures prices. The index was comprised of  “eleven actively traded commodity futures”, would be “calculated hourly”, and also be published on the Dow Jones news ticker. Between 1933 and 1998 the index “earned a risk premium of 3.7% annually”.


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