USCI aims to be the ultimate contango killer. Each month, it picks the seven commodities with the greatest backwardation (or least contango) and the seven commodities with the greatest 12-month price momentum, with the caveat that it holds at least one precious metal, industrial metal, energy, livestock, soft, and grain commodity. From there, it equally weights the futures contract on each commodity with the greatest backwardation or least contango. The 14 commodity contracts are selected from a pool of 27 eligible futures contract and are determined by quant analysis relating to its prices. Investors should note that USCI issues a K-1 at tax time.