Gold, Silver Lead Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Gains

Agriculture, Energy Futures Also Gain in August

Gold, silver and other precious metals led gains in Dow Jones-UBS commodity indexes during August, while agriculture and energy markets also climbed.

The Dow Jones-UBS Precious Metals Subindex rose 6.2% last month, compared with the end of July, helped by a 5.5% increase in gold futures and a 17% increase in silver, according to recent reports. Agriculture and energy subindexes rose 0.5% and 1.4%, respectively, while livestock declined 1.8%. The broader Dow Jones-UBS commodities index rose 1.3%.

Among specific component futures markets, gasoline rose 11% during August, soybean oil rose 11%, heating oil rose 9.5%, Brent crude oil rose 9.3%, soybeans rose 8.5%, cotton rose 7.3% and West Texas Intermediate crude rose 6.8%. Among declining commodities, natural gas fell 9%, lean hogs dropped 6.9% and coffee fell 6.8%.

Over the next two months, roll periods take place September 10-17 and October 5-12. During September, only Brent crude, sugar, lean hogs and live cattle are rolling contracts within the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index. Both livestock contracts will roll from October to December. Brent crude will roll from November to January and sugar will roll from October to March 2013.

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