IndexIQ

Commodities & Natural Resources Indexes

IndexIQ has developed a family of Commodities and Natural Resources Indexes that include components representing a broad range of global commodities and natural resources sub-sectors. These indexes were built upon rigorous academic and proprietary research and we believe these strategies represent a timely and important alternative.

IQ Global Resources Index uses momentum and valuation factors to identify global companies that operate in commodity-specific market segments and whose equity securities trade in developed markets, including the U.S. These segments include the major commodity sectors (Precious Metals, Industrial Metals, Livestock, Energy, and Grains, Food & Fiber), plus Timber, Water and Coal. The Index also includes short exposure to global equities as a partial equity market hedge.

IQ Global Agribusiness Small Cap Index is float-adjusted market cap-weighted and includes global small cap companies engaged in the agribusiness sector, including crop production and farming, livestock operations, agricultural machinery, agricultural chemicals, and biofuels.

IQ Global Oil Small Cap Index is float-adjusted market cap-weighted and includes global small cap companies engaged in the oil sector, including in the areas of exploration and production, refining and marketing, and equipment, services and drilling.