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Commodity Research Bureau Index (CRB)

What it is:

The Commodity Research Bureau Index (CRB) tracks the general trend of the commodities markets.

How it works (Example):

The CRB Index gauges the collective price trend of the commodities markets. Calculated by the Commodities Research Bureau, the index is published by Thomson Reuters and Jefferies.

Why it Matters:

Commodities prices tend to be directly correlated to inflation. By contrast, bond prices are inversely correlated with inflation and as a result, bond prices tend to move in the opposite direction of commodities prices. For this reason, the CRB is tracked by bond as well as commodities investors.