CRB Index with IB

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by cunparis, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. I am trying to figure out how to get the CRB index with IB. I put CR for the ticker and select dec 08 but I don't get any data. I signed up for NYBOT/ICE and I do get data for the Russell 2000 so I don't know why it doesn't work for CRB Index.

    Anyone trading CRB Index with IB?
  2. CIX8 for November is what I pulled up. It is the continuous CRB index.

    Hopefully this help!
  3. I spoke with IB.. they do not offer CRB index. They only have CCI. Apparently it's not the same but I'm not sure.
  4. just21


    No nybot indexes from IB only futures. DX, CI, CR.
  5. I don't understand. I wanted CRB futures which I understand is CR. I can't get any data for CR and IB says they don't have it.

    For CI I do get data.

    I'm not sure what CI is, if it's similar to CRB index or not. so for now I don't mess with it.
  6. It does seem confusing: There is the traditional CCI also called CRB and include 17 commodities.
    Quoted from the Ice (NYBOT):

    "ICE Futures U.S. began trading the CRB in its index marketplace in 1986; the name of the index changed to the Reuters CRB Index in 2001."

    This is CIX8 on IB mentioned earlier.

    THEN, on the same exchange, it lists the RJ/CRB index that is NEW. This one I could not find on IB and has 19 commodities in it.
    RJ/CRB Index Futures

    In the first quarter of 2008, the Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index futures contract will be listed on ICE’s electronic trading platform."

    I could not find this one on IB.

    Boy, they sure do make it easy