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EMLP First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund

  • ETF
  • EMLP
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.18 (-0.01%)
    Time: 05/23/16
    Previous Close: $23.17
  • Category
  • MLPs
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  • Issuer: First Trust
  • Structure: ETF
  • Expense Ratio: 0.95%
  • ETF Home Page: Home page
  • Inception: Jun 21, 2012
  • Tax Form: 1099
  • Tracks This Index: n/a

Trading Data

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  • 52 Week Lo: $13.56
  • 52 Week Hi: $26.55
  • AUM: $1,140.3 M
  • Shares: 49.3 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 246,491
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 278,983

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Analyst Report

EMLP is an actively-managed ETF which invest in MLPs, Canadian income trusts, pipeline companies, and utilities that generate at least half of their revenues from the operation of energy infrastructure assets including pipelines, storage tanks, and power transmission. MLPs have attracted significant interest for two primary reasons: (1) required quarterly distributions provide a steady stream of current income, and (2) because they are partnerships, MLPs avoid corporate income taxes at both the federal and state level; the tax liability is passed through to the individual partners. By generating at least 90% of income from natural resource-based activities such as transportation and storage, an entity can qualify as an MLP and not be taxed as a corporation. So the IRS treats shareholders of an MLP as partners, making the MLP itself a pass-through entity. That means that taxes are avoided at the corporate level, and investors avoid the double taxation of income. Investors who prefer the ETN structure as the preferred means of tapping into this asset class should consider AMJ or MLPI. Those looking to minimize expenses should take a closer look at MLPA, as this offering has by far the cheapest price tag in the MLP space.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EMLP on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the MLPs with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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EMLP Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- AMLP
Expenses B- MLPX

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EMLP In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

EMLP Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 77.06%
International Stocks 21.33%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 1.61%
Other 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Energy 53.59%
Utilities 42.37%
Basic Materials 1.78%
Real Estate 0.65%
Financial Services 0.0%
Consumer Defensive 0.0%
Consumer Cyclical 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Industrials 0.0%
Health Care 0.0%
Technology 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 10.75%
Large 32.9%
Medium 31.8%
Small 15.41%
Micro 7.53%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 77.06%
Canada 19.39%
Europe 1.95%
Middle East 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 98.39%
Emerging 0.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 77.06%
Canada 19.39%
United Kingdom 1.95%
Other 1.6%

EMLP Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 5 other ETFs in the MLPs ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

EMLP Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

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The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of EMLP relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

EMLP Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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EMLP Dividend

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EMLP Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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  • 20 Day MA: $22.88
  • 60 Day MA: $22.02
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.09
  • MACD 100 Period: 2.01
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 48.89
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 41.90
  • RSI 10 Day: 55
  • RSI 20 Day: 58
  • RSI 30 Day: 58
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 54

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $22.67
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $23.30
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $22.50
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $23.23
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $21.97
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $23.38

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: n/a
  • Support Level 2: $22.86
  • Resistance Level 1: n/a
  • Resistance Level 2: $23.26


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 46.07
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 56.36
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 55.01
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 59.18

Fact Sheet

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