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MLPY Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income Index ETN

  • ETF
  • MLPY
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.04 (0.01%)
    Time: 05/25/16
    Previous Close: $7.52
  • Category
  • MLPs
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Trading Data

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  • 52 Week Lo: $4.30
  • 52 Week Hi: $12.02
  • AUM: $56.3 M
  • Shares: 7.4 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 6,617
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 5,103

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Analyst Report

This ETN looks to track the Cushing MLP High Income index which seeks to track the performance of 30 energy and shipping MLPs with an emphasis on current income. The securities are chosen for inclusion according to a three-tier proprietary weighting system developed by Cushing MLP Asset Management. MLPs have seen huge inflows as of late as investors search for new ways to obtain current income in this low yield environment. Since MLPs have to pay out most of their income as dividends in order to maintain certain tax advantages, these securities have fallen into favor with many investors. Furthermore, since these assets tend to produce income no matter what the price of their underlying commodities have been doing, they are sought by many, even those that are bearish on commodity investing. Additionally, it should be noted that since this is an ETN the fund has no tracking error but it does get some credit risk from the underlying issuer-- Morgan Stanley. However, for investors seeking securities in the space that pay out yields above and beyond other MLPs this fund could be a quality choice. Its expenses are in line with other products in the category and its yield is close to 80 basis points higher than some of the more popular funds in the space.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for MLPY 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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MLPY Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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Expenses B+ n/a

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MLPY 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.

MLPY Holdings

Holdings data for this ETF is not available.

MLPY 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:

MLPY 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 MLPY relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

MLPY Valuation

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

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MLPY Dividend

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MLPY 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: $7.38
  • 60 Day MA: $6.54
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.11
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.51
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 36.59
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 19.74
  • RSI 10 Day: 60
  • RSI 20 Day: 63
  • RSI 30 Day: 61
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 52

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $7.35
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $7.73
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $7.00
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $7.75
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $6.43
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $7.93

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $7.51
  • Support Level 2: $7.47
  • Resistance Level 1: $7.65
  • Resistance Level 2: $7.75


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 31.26
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 62.54
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 49.56
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 72.03

Fact Sheet

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