The quarterly data comes during a period in which commodities, as indicated by the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index
(SPGSCI) surged 25.6% following a quarter which saw the index remain flat.
Two commonly referenced commodity indexes are the Standard & Poor's Goldman Sachs Commodity Index
(S&P GSCI) and Dow Jones-American International Group Commodity Index (DJ-AIGCI), which are based on a broad range of physical commodities, including energy products, agricultural products, and metals.
This mutual fund is designed to track the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index
of wheat, metals, hogs, etc., and especially energy products.
Mitsuhiro Onozato, TOCOM director, said the bourse has decided to go ahead with the index as it has received calls for ''an objective index,'' designed by an exchange, although the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index
and other private-sector indexes have already been widely used by investors.