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He then approached several of the people he knew would benefit from his idea. This item may be a floor model commodiyt store return that has been used.

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If no one was providing information about the commodities markets, trading was limited to those people with direct access to the floor. He recognized the value of developing companion products and services, most of which became successful in their own right.

Apparently his hands-on exposure to the business appealed to him and he became an integral part of the operation. Shortly after the acquisition, the staff of KRFP began the arduous process of copying into an electronic database the entire commodity price history CRB had collected and cataloged on paper since Illustrated Reference Hardcover School Yearbooks.

During the War, shortages, allocations, rationing, and other restrictions precluded a free market of commodities.

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As a journalist, Jiler firmly believed that, “No publication should be started unless it is needed. Computers and electronic databases were becoming more and more common as a business tool at the time Knight-Ridder Financial Publishing acquired CRB. The CRB Index was originally designed to provide a dynamic representation of broad trends in commodity prices and was more reflective of the overall price of exchange-traded commodities than was the Spot Commodity Index, then compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Hence, on a supply and demand basis, there is little reason to anticipate any weakening of the finished goods price level. Once production catches up with demand, the inflationary threat will vanish. Not anticipating a career in the commodities industry, Bill earned a degree in chemistry, followed by a business degree in corporate finance.

Its sources-reports from governments, private industries, and trade and industrial associations-are authoritative, and its historical scope is second to none.

Gregarious by nature, Jiler soon became known among the exchanges’ commodity traders.

CRB Commodity Yearbook 2012 vol. 70 by Richard Asplund (2012, Hardcover)

Group A-1 commodities included “those contracts entitled to further price improvement on the basis of actual or indicated statistical improvement. In order to maintain the usefulness of the CRB Futures Price Index it has been periodically adjusted to reflect changes in market structure and activity.

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During the conflict, Milton served in the United States Navy, leaving Harry, who was beyond draft age, to run the company in his brother’s absence. Richard Scarry Illustrated Hardcover Children. The trend in industrial activity is likely to be lower yearboik the next few months and probably won’t level out until the fall. However, we believe that more favorable buying opportunities will occur before the post-war recovery gets under way.

There have been nine modifications to the Index calculation and component commodities since its inception inthe last change occuring in This was stated in the first issue: In the mids, Bill felt the need for a printed book of charts as a companion product to the Futures Market Service.

In the early s, the Jiler brothers received several offers for the company and its publications. Its success was due in large part to its ability to provide yeabrook that was not readily available to traders. Long considered the “Bible of the Industry,” it has been published annually ever since then, with just a brief hiatus during World War II. Knight-Ridder Financial Publishing initiated a switch from hand-drawn charts to computer-generated charts. See details for description of any imperfections.


Developing the company and its initial products, and with his many contacts within the industry, he was responsible for marketing and promotion. He was quick to realize that unless one was actually on the floor of the exchanges, price and volume information was difficult to come by. They are not based on any specific traditional charting system, although ocmmodity may contain elements of a number of previously established methods.

The older brother, Harry, knew how to implement Milton’s ideas and run the operation on a business-like basis. Similarly, the Blue Sheet was expanding its reach to new heights. Following the lead report was an analysis of the individual commodities, grouped according to letter grades.

Bill Jiler worked with commodjty NYFE in creating the contract that ultimately generated considerable additional exposure for the Index. His first calls were placed to some of the leading brokerage houses of the day: When it finally appeared that the concept would become a reality, Milton convinced his brother, Harry Jiler, to join him as president of the fledgling firm. The newly merged publication was named CRB Futures Perspective and it continues to be published every Friday afternoon, immediately after the markets close.

Although most of the narrative of the Futures Market Service was, and still is, based on fundamentals, the text accompanying the set of weekly and monthly charts was the “Technical Comment,” as interpreted by the CRB staff.