Commodity Research Bureau Index

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The Commodity Research Bureau Index, or CRB Index, is an index of sensitive commodities, designed to gauge the average direction of movement in the commodity sector.

The index is composed of:

Fats and Oils: Soybean Oil, tallow, butter, and lard.

Textiles and Fibers: Print cloth, burlap, wool tops, and cotton.

Food stuffs: Sugar, butter, hogs, cocoa, Kansas City wheat, soybean oil, steers, corn, Minneapolis wheat, lard.

Metals: Lead, tin, copper, steel, zinc.

Livestock and Products: Steers, hides, lard, tallow, hogs.

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