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It’s a little more than a week out, but one of the biggest losers from the 2012 elections so far has been the entities responsible for transporting oil and gas across North America and storing petroleum products. Master Limited Partnerships have seen a string of steep sell-offs in recent days, erasing the impressive gains that had been accumulated during the first ten months of the year. These generally stable entities have seen significant downside volatility in recent days, stringing together long losing streaks that are uncommon in this corner of the energy market [see our Energy Bull ETFdb Portfolio].

Most MLP ETPs are near breakeven territory year-to-date:  [click to continue…]

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UBS made another addition to its lineup of MLP ETNs this week, debuting a product that will be linked to the same index underlying the popular JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMJ). The UBS ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMU), which began trading on Wednesday, represents an opportunity for investors looking to gain exposure to that popular benchmark while avoiding the uncertainty caused by recent developments to AMJ [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the ETFdb newsletter].

Under The Hood

The new ETN, like the existing AMJ, will offer exposure to a basket of about 50 publicly-traded energy Master Limited Partnerships. The largest individual components of the benchmark are Enterprise Products Partners (15%), Kinder Morgan (10%), and Plains All American Pipeline (7%).  [click to continue…]

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Guide To MLP ETFs (And ETNs)

by on June 27, 2012 | Updated December 8, 2014

Interest in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) has climbed significantly over the past few years as the evolution of the exchange-traded product structure has made accessing this asset class cost-effective and easy for investors of all walks. MLPs have caught the attention of yield-hungry investors in particular as this often times overlooked corner of the domestic […]

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One of the largest ETNs has reached its maximum weight according to the issuing institution, and will soon face restrictions on growth. JP Morgan announced on Monday that it would cap the maximum number of shares of the popular Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMJ) that can be issued, meaning that creations of the note could […]

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The first half of 2011 is officially in the books, and many investors find their portfolios in approximately the same place as they were to start the year (though a furious rally in the final week of the quarter gave a nice boost at an opportune moment). Most major equity indexes are up slightly on […]

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The debate on our nation’s dependence on oil has been a major issue for quite some time now. Crude oil is a finite resource, and one that we will eventually run out of–though estimates of just how long that will take stretch across the board. But as the largest consumers of crude (roughly 7.3 million […]

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Since its inception in August 2010 the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) has attracted more than $1 billion in assets, reflecting the tremendous amount of investor interest in achieving exposure to this corner of the domestic energy market through the exchange-traded structure. ALPS is now laying the groundwork for another version of the popular fund that […]

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Global X, the fast-growing ETF issuer known for its lineup of commodity-focused funds, announced more plans for expansion in the space with the filing for two new MLP ETFs. If approved, the new funds would mark Global X’s first move into the increasingly popular space that has attracted billions of dollars over the last few […]

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Continuing its push for dominance in the MLP space, UBS announced this week the launch of the E-TRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index ETN (MLPW). The new exchange-traded note will be linked to the Wells Fargo Master Limited Partnership Index, a float adjusted, capitalization weighted benchmark that seeks to measure the performance of all energy master […]

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MLP ETFs: Fact And Fiction

by on October 12, 2010 | Updated November 6, 2012

The relatively short history of the ETF industry has witnessed both predictable failures and unexpected successes. The hyper-targeted HealthShares line of ETFs seemed like an ill-conceived idea from day one, and few were surprised when the plug was repeatedly pulled on various iterations of the MacroShares products [see ETF Hall Of Shame: Nine Exchange-Traded Debacles]. […]

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UBS rolled out the latest addition to its rapidly-expanding suite of MLP products on Wednesday, launching the E-TRACS 1x Monthly Short Alerian MLP Infrastructure Total Return ETN (MLPS). The new exchange-traded note is designed to provide short exposure to the MLP Infrastructure market by tracking the inverse performance of the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Total Return […]

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The red hot energy MLP space continues to heat up, with ALPS announcing today the launch of the first exchange-traded fund offering exposure to Master Limited Partnerships that earn the majority of their cash flows from the transportation, storage, and processing of energy commodities. The Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) will seek to replicate the performance […]

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