This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC) Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

DB Commodity Services LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG, and Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), are commemorating the five-year anniversary of the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSE Arca: DBC), the first and largest broad-based commodity ETF listed in the U.S.

DBC, the original commodity ETF designed with a rules-based index methodology, helps investors minimize the effects of negative roll yield that can be experienced with conventional commodity indexes.

Since its inception, DBC has outperformed two benchmark broad commodity indexes as well as the S&P 500. For the five-year period ending March 31, 2011, DBC achieved a cumulative total return of 36.14% based on NAV (net asset value), significantly outperforming the two benchmark broad commodity indexes, which had a cumulative total returns ranging between -15.61% and 13.50% (see chart below).

“The PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund has provided investors convenient, low-cost access to the commodity markets for five years,” said Martin Kremenstein, Chief Investment Officer, DB Commodity Services LLC. “Since 2006, we have built on the success of DBC to offer a comprehensive platform of commodity ETFs and ETNs, including products that take a long, short, or leveraged view on the performance of agricultural commodities, oil and metals.”

“We are honored to celebrate this five-year milestone for DBC, which has delivered on its goal of providing investors improved risk-adjusted returns compared to leading broad commodity benchmarks,” said Ben Fulton, managing director of global ETFs, Invesco PowerShares. “We are committed to continuing to educate investors about the benefits of commodities and the PowerShares DB product suite.”

Below is a history of DBC’s annualized performance over the past five years.

                 
DBC Fund History (%)   1 Year   3 Year   5 Year   Since DBC Inception

(Feb. 3, 2006)

NAV (net asset value)   29.57   -4.71   6.36   6.08
Market Price   29.72   -4.66   6.32   5.68
Benchmark Index History (%)                
S&P GSCI Commodity Index   22.73   -12.41   -3.34   -3.75
DJ-UBS Commodity Index   28.49   -5.2   2.56   1.76
S&P 500 Index   15.65   2.35   2.62   3.09
       

Source, Bloomberg, L.P., as of March 31, 2011. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results; current performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and Shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. See invescopowershares.com to find the most recent month-end performance numbers. DBC’s Gross Expense Ratio is 0.85%, and the Estimated Futures Brokerage Fee is 0.08%.

For more information about Deutsche Bank’s exchange-traded products business in the U.S., please visit: http://www.dbfunds.db.com.

About Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a substantial private clients franchise. Its businesses are mutually reinforcing. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With more than 100,000 employees in 74 countries, Deutsche Bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions, creating lasting value for its clients, shareholders, people and the communities in which it operates.

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,964.18 -18.41 -0.11%
S&P 500 1,976.13 -2.78 -0.14%
NASDAQ 4,453.2350 +8.3260 0.19%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs