TVI® aims to reflect price trends over the intermediate term regardless of the market direction.

Long/Short Position Determination


The TVI® is a trend-following methodology that aims to reflect price trends over the intermediate term regardless of the market direction.

  • At the end of each month:
    • If a sector level is above its EMA*(in other words, the sector is in a positive price trend) then a long position is taken.
    • If the sector price is below the EMA (in other words, the sector is in a negative price trend) then a short position is be taken.
  • An exception is made for the Energy sector, which is either positioned long or flat. In the event of a flat position, where the Energy sector price closes below its EMA, the Energy allocation is closed out and spread pro-rata to the remaining sectors for the month.


Long Short Position Determination

* EMA means "Exponential Moving Average".

The TVI ® methodology is available here. Appendix A contains a list of amendments made to the index since its inception. Changes to an index methodology may have material impact on the results of the index, whether positive or negative.

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