The SGI Commodities Curve Momentum Beta + ER aims to outperform commodities, through a systematic long only strategy based on pure quantitative signals.
The Index's strategy ranks commodities according to a technical trend indicator based on the shape of the futures curve: the larger the backwardation the greater the weight in the index. The index tends to assign a higher weight to the commodities being the most in backwardation, and a lower weight to the commodities being the least in backwardation.
The strategy also applies a price filter to reduce the potential impact of massive curve swings.
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