Keep an eye on the Alerian Index. Total demand for energy is expected to grow by as much as a third over the next 25 years. New flows of oil and natural gas from the United States and around the world will need infrastructure and pipelines.
The Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index is comprised of 25 energy infrastructure Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) that earn the majority of their cash flow from the transportation, storage, and processing of energy commodities. The index is calculated using a capped, float-adjusted, capitalization-weighted methodology and disseminated real-time on a price-return and total-return basis.