GSG

iShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed Trust
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  • Overview
  • Efficiency
  • Tradability
  • Fit

GSG Fund Description

The iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust uses index futures contracts to gain exposure to a production-weighted index of front-month commodities futures contracts.

GSG Factset Analytics Insight

GSG is a commodity pool tracking a version of the S&P GSCI, giving it fairly neutral exposure to the broad energy commodities market. GSG delivers exposure to our benchmark index, but its unusual method of doing so leads to small distortions. Instead of holding contracts in the underlying commodities, GSG only holds long-dated contracts on the GSCI itself, as well as sometimes quite substantial cash and T-Bill assets. The fund has exposure to the same commodities in the same weights, so it heavily weights energy commodities like WTI and Brent crude and makes minimal allocations to precious metals and other commodities. Still, GSG offers solid coverage of plain vanilla broad commodities. GSG offers sufficient liquidity for virtually all institutional and retail investors, though the latter need to be mindful of its sizeable average spread. GSG charges a reasonable fee, though it tends to lag its index, with greater volatility. As a commodity pool, GSG reports any cap gains marked to market on a K-1 at a blended rate.

  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max
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GSG Summary Data

BlackRock
iShares
07/10/06
Commodities Pool
0.80%
$1.32B
$4.19M
0.12%

GSG Portfolio Data

Futures
Front Month
Annually
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GSG Index Data

S&P GSCI
Production
Liquidity
S&P GSCI

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GSP, COMG, DBC, DJP, PDBC
Total Return
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max

GSG Portfolio Management

0.80%
-1.12%
-0.21%
-2.20%

GSG Tax Exposures

27.84%
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Yes

GSG Fund Structure

Commodities Pool
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
Bats Book Viewer
TOP OF BOOK
SHARES/SIZEPRICE
ASKS2,00015.43
2,00015.42
2,10015.41
2,10015.40
10,80015.39
BIDS10015.36
12,00015.35
2,00015.34
2,10015.33
2,00015.32
LAST 10 TRADES
TIMEPRICESHARES
12:10:0415.38100
12:10:0415.3814
11:56:2115.3914
10:30:0015.47100
10:29:1415.48600
10:29:1415.48600
10:29:1415.48700
09:56:4415.45300
09:56:4415.45200
09:56:4415.45100
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Daily Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

GSG Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 12/13/17
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of GSG. GSG is rated a 5 out of 5.

GSG Tradability

269,996
$4.19M
125,608
$1.97M
0.12%
$0.02
0.06%
0.76% / -0.89%
None
100.00%
50,000
2.51
0.00%
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350
$15.47
5

GSG Sector Breakdown

GSGSegment Benchmark
11.42% 34.68%
72.35% 20.94%
7.06% 18.78%
6.43% 18.18%
2.74% 7.42%

GSG Tenor Strategy

GSG invests solely in front-month futures contracts. This means that the fund will be particularly sensitive to changes in spot prices, but may be priced higher or lower than spot, sometimes dramatically.

GSG Performance Statistics

0.98
0.98
0.99
0.96
0.00%

GSG Rolling Strategy

GSG rolls contracts over the course of the 6th to the 9th business day each month.