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Goldman's revision of commodity index caused plunge in gasoline prices


From The King Report
By William J. King
Friday, September 22, 2006

In yesterday's Wall Street Journal, Section C, there is a very interesting item in the article headlined "Some Investors Lose Their Zest For Commodities." The article notes that over that past few months, commodity funds have been liquidating commodity holdings. But here's the stunner: "Consider the Goldman Sachs commodity index, one of the most popular vehicles for betting on raw materials. In July, Goldman Sachs tweaked the index's content by cutting its exposure to gasoline. Investors tracking the index had to adjust their portfolios accordingly -- which sent gasoline futures prices tumbling."