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YMLP VanEck Vectors High Income MLP ETF

  • ETF
  • YMLP
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.01 (0.0%)
    Time: 05/23/16
    Previous Close: $4.53
  • Category
  • MLPs
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Trading Data

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  • 52 Week Lo: $2.87
  • 52 Week Hi: $10.14
  • AUM: $92.6 M
  • Shares: 20.5 M

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Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 200,068
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 160,395

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to MLPs, a corner of the domestic energy market that has the potential to deliver significant distributions with a relatively low level of overall volatility. Because MLPs are often not included in significant weightings in broad-based equity funds, adding products such as YMLP to your portfolio can be a way to bring potential diversification benefits while also enhancing the current returns from the equity side of the portfolio. MLPs generally derive revenue from storage and transfer of energy commodities, but prices are not overly sensitive to spot oil and gas prices. Instead, income to this asset class is relatively stable, and in order to achieve tax benefits MLPs must pay out almost all of their current income. That results in a relatively attractive distribution yield for YMLP. YMLP is unique from most other offerings in the MLPs ETFdb Category in that it is an ETF as opposed to an ETN (most of the tools for accessing this asset class are exchange-traded notes). The ETF structure in this case brings some potential disadvantages; YMLP must be structured as a C corp in order to hold MLPs, which forces it to accrue a tax liability when the underlying securities increase in value. That tax obligation is avoided with ETNs, which could make that structure favorable when held in taxable accounts or when the underlying securities are appreciating in value. MLPI and AMJ are popular ETN options for accessing MLPs. For those who prefer to avoid the credit risk associated with ETNs, AMLP is the other ETF option out there for accessing MLPs.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

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

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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

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YMLP 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.

YMLP Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 83.89%
International Stocks 16.1%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.01%
Other 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Energy 54.41%
Basic Materials 25.99%
Industrials 10.32%
Utilities 9.27%
Financial Services 0.0%
Real Estate 0.0%
Consumer Cyclical 0.0%
Consumer Defensive 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Health Care 0.0%
Technology 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 0.0%
Large 0.0%
Medium 4.6%
Small 36.02%
Micro 59.36%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 83.89%
Europe 11.32%
Middle East 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.99%
Emerging 0.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 83.89%
United Kingdom 11.32%
Monaco 4.77%
Other 0.02%

YMLP 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

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

YMLP Valuation

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

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YMLP Dividend

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

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YMLP 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: $4.45
  • 60 Day MA: $4.11
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.09
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.62
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 33.36
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 24.46
  • RSI 10 Day: 63
  • RSI 20 Day: 62
  • RSI 30 Day: 58
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 51

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $4.41
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $4.57
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $4.31
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $4.58
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $4.05
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $4.66

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $4.48
  • Support Level 2: $4.43
  • Resistance Level 1: $4.57
  • Resistance Level 2: $4.61


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 70.10
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 62.68
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 59.63
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 56.39

Fact Sheet

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