On May 1, 2017 abs(R) Research launched the ABSR TransFuel Index™. The TransFuel Index is a unique commodity based index as it focuses exclusively on the growing transportation energy sector and includes both fossil fuel and biofuel components.
- Fossil Fuel & Renewable Fuel Components
- Passive Alternative Beta "altBeta™"
- Dynamic "Finance Carry" Roll Methodology
- Annual Rebalance/Reconstitution Frequency
- Liquid Exchange Traded Futures Components
A combination of environmental concerns surrounding fossil fuels, combined with recent technological innovations in alternative fuels is changing the energy landscape. While motor gasoline has been the dominate source of transportation fuel since the 1950’s, motor gasoline represents a steadily declining fuel source as distillate fuel and biofuels gain ground. The transportation energy sector which is likely to become the single largest sector of energy consumption in the United States in the coming years is evolving accordingly. The ABSR Index was created to accurately track the dynamic nature of the input costs associated with transportation fuel.
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