FTSE / CoreCommodity CRB® Index
For more than 50 years, this world-renowned index has served as the most widely recognized measure of global commodities markets. As a benchmark, the FTSE / CoreCommodity CRB Index is designed to provide timely and accurate representation of a long-only, broadly diversified investment in commodities through a transparent and disciplined calculation methodology.
The history of the FTSE / CoreCommodity CRB Index dates back to 1957, when the Commodity Research Bureau constructed an index comprised of 28 commodities that made its inaugural appearance in the 1958 CRB Commodity Year Book. Since then, as commodity markets have evolved, the Index has undergone periodic updates to remain a leading benchmark for the performance of commodities as an asset class.