Grouping historically correlated components seeks to minimize false trading signals.




  • The 24 components of the TVI® are grouped into 18 sub sectors
  • Grouping historically correlated components seeks to minimize false trading signals with the objective of creating a more consistent, robust return profile


These are the approximate market sectors and sector weightings included in the TVI® as of the beginning of each year (assuming the energy sector is long). The TVI® individual market components, sectors, and related weightings, as well as other aspects of the calculation of the TVI®, are subject to change at any time.



  • Sector weights are reset monthly to their base weights. Most sectors implement the rebalance (in other words, "roll") over a single day, which is the last business day of the month. Effective as of the market close of each index component on January 31, 2014, certain index components implement the rebalance over several days.
  • Monthly rebalancing is motivated by three drivers:
    • Attempts to reduce volatility: more commodity weighting means more volatility
    • Provides potential for consistent profit taking in cyclical investments
    • Attempts to prevent concentration risk
  • Individual component weights are allowed to fluctuate within each sector and are reset to their base value annually. If a sector implements the rebalance over a single day, the individual components in that sector reset to their base weight (in other words, "roll") over a single day. Likewise, if a sector implements the rebalance over several days, the individual components in that sector reset to their base weight over the same number of days.


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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