Cushing® MLP High Income Index

The Cushing® MLP High Income Index provides a benchmark that is designed to track the performance of 30 publicly traded energy and shipping master limited partnership (MLP) securities with an emphasis on current yield. The securities are chosen for inclusion according to a three-tier proprietary weighting system developed by Cushing®Asset Management, LP. The Index price level is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices and reported on a real-time basis under the Bloomberg ticker “MLPY”.

Short DescriptionAn income ranked index tiered within market capitalization ranges
Price SymbolMLPY
Total Return SymbolMLPYTR
Number of Constituents30
Constituent WeightingYield in Market Capitalization Tiers
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Market Capitalization Minimum$500 Million
Liquidity Minimum$2 million average daily value traded
Public Float Minimum20%
Current Index Yield (as of 3/31/2021)8.91%
Total Return Index Performanceas of 3/31/2021
   1 year performance149.86%
   3 year performance (annualized)-2.23%
   5 year performance (annualized)2.46%
The Cushing® MLP High Income Index (the “Index”) is unmanaged and cannot be invested in directly. Index performance does not reflect the deduction of any fees or expenses. Performance shown represents past performance and should not be viewed as a guarantee of future results.
Index components are concentrated primarily in the midstream energy infrastructure sector and are subject to a variety of risks including, among others, energy price volatility, environmental costs and changes in regulations.  Some Index components may be smaller, non-diversified businesses that are exposed to the risks associated with less established businesses.  Performance of the Index may not be representative of the entire midstream energy infrastructure sector.
Results provided for the Index include data for periods prior to the commencement of operations for the Index. Historical returns for the Index prior to the commencement date are calculated using the same methodology; however, application to the performance calculation may vary due to available data with respect to certain securities and corporate actions that impacted the relevant security selection universe. Please refer to the Index methodology document for further detail.
None of the information about the Index constitutes an offer to buy or sell, or a promotion or recommendation of, any security, financial instrument or product or trading strategy. None of the information about the Index is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such. Information about the Index is provided “as is” and the user of the information assumes the entire risk of any use it may make or permit to be made of such information. Cushing Asset Management, LP, (“Cushing”) does not sponsor, endorse, sell, or promote any investment product linked to or based on the Index.
The Alerian MLP Index is a capitalization-weighted index of the 50 most prominent energy master limited partnerships. The S&P 500 Index is an index of 500 stocks used industry wide as a macro level indicator of the overall U.S. equity market. The Dow Jones Equity All REIT Index includes all companies in the Dow Jones U.S. stock universe that have elected to be taxed as REITs. The Philadelphia Stock Exchange Utility Index is a utility sector index which includes communication services, electrical power providers and natural gas distributors. The BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield Index tracks the performance of US dollar denominated below investment grade corporate debt publicly issued in the US domestic market. The BofA Merrill Lynch Municipal Securities Index tracks the performance of large capitalization U.S. denominated investment grade tax-exempt debt publicly issued by U.S. states and territories, and their political subdivisions, in the U.S. domestic market.
The Index is the exclusive property of Cushing, which has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P Dow Jones Indices”) to calculate and maintain the Index. S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“SPFS”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and, these trademarks have been licensed to S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices” and its related stylized mark(s) have been licensed for use by Cushing. Neither S&P Dow Jones Indices, SPFS, Dow Jones nor any of their affiliates sponsor and promote the Index and none shall be liable for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.

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