Jim Wiederhold

Associate Director, Commodities and Real Assets
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Biography

Jim Wiederhold is Associate Director of Commodities and Real Assets at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). He is responsible for the product management of the commodities and real assets indices, including the S&P GSCI, Dow Jones Commodity Index (DJCI), and S&P Real Assets Indices. These indices are designed to be leading measures of the commodities market and composite real assets.

Prior to joining S&P DJI, Jim worked as a commodities trader at FNY Investment Advisors, where he developed and executed trades in energy, metals, agriculture, and soft commodities futures and options markets. Previously, he worked as a trader and analyst at Argonaut Capital Management and as an associate of fixed income operations at Millennium Management.

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance (cum laude) from Marist College.

Author Archives: Jim Wiederhold

Corn Pops to a New High

Several catalysts, including U.S. Corn Belt production issues, drove corn futures prices to a new five-year high in June 2019. Investors were net short corn in May 2019, and the short covering contributed to the break higher. Prices broke through the 2017 peak after heavy floods in the Midwest prevented farmers from planting corn in Read more […]

Iron Ore Is on a Hot Roll

The S&P GSCI Iron Ore has been on a tear this year, up 72.47% YTD as of June 13, 2019, breaking through the previous high from May 22, 2019. It had by far the best YTD performance out of any of the commodities indices in the S&P GSCI Series. This bullish performance during the first Read more […]