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MLP ETFs/ETNs

With interest rates at home still hovering near record lows, and most central banks still pushing forth with loose monetary policy, many investors have been left yield-starved. Luckily, the ETF universe spans far and wide, and when it comes to generating income, there’s no shortage of dividend-paying instruments. MLP ETFs in particular remain a favorite among those looking to capture meaningful dividends amid the low-rate environment [see also How to Build an Income Portfolio with ETFs].

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Bullish momentum has cooled off a bit this week on Wall Street following the massive rally seen in response to the Federal Reserve delaying the much-feared “taper.” As such, with interest rates expected to remain suppressed in the foreseeable future, ETF issuers have once again started to ramp up activity on the product development front, more specifically focusing on developing solutions for yield-starved investors [see 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor]. [click to continue…]

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The bears are back on Wall Street as recent commentary from several Fed officials has served to remind investors that policymakers are preparing to scale back on stimulus as soon as this September. While a reduction in bond-repurchases should be seen as confirmation of the domestic recovery moving on track, investors are still worried about […]

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MLP ETPs: 3 Things To Consider

by on July 1, 2013 | Updated July 2, 2013

With well over $1 trillion in assets, both institutional and retail investors continue to flock to exchange traded vehicles as a way to build portfolios. Not only do these funds offer low costs and intraday tradability, but they also continue to make more corners of the market and alternative asset classes available to everyone [see […]

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Master limited partnerships (MLPs) have long been popular with investors looking for tax-advantaged income from investments, and MLPs’ introduction to the ETF space has been a huge success. Generally focused on natural resources, this relatively new sectors of ETFs has brought in a new style of investing, with funds seeing a huge influx of investments. With […]

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Bullish momentum has been an undeniable force on Wall Street since the start of 2013, despite several minor pullbacks. And though Q1 endured two major political episodes–the fiscal cliff and the sequester–investors seemingly shrugged off Washington’s drama and instead focused on the overwhelmingly encouraging domestic economic data. Closing out the quarter on a high note, the […]

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Master limited partnerships (MLPs) have long been a popular choice among investors, as these investments generate attractive and steady tax-advantaged income. Darren Schuringa, CEO of Yorkville ETF Advisors, recently took the time to discuss the compelling Yorkville High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF (YMLI) and his thoughts on where he thinks the global energy industry might be heading […]

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The bull run has continued on Wall Street as upbeat economic data makes it hard for investors to take profits surrounded by all of the optimism. The Dow Jones Industrial Average kept its multi-week winning streak going on Wednesday after retail sales blew past analyst estimates; this figure posted growth of 1.1% in February, marking a […]

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Global X, the firm behind the cheapest MLP ETF currently available to U.S. investors, announced today the launch of a fund targeting exclusively junior MLPs. The new Junior MLP ETF (MLPJ) will be linked to the Solactive Junior MLP Index, which includes about 25 companies that are engaged in the production, transportation and storage of […]

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As an investment category, master limited partnerships (MLPs) have long been popular with investors who want to generate tax-advantaged income from their investments. These entities are generally built around natural resources (especially the transport of oil and/or gas), and in exchange for passing along a very high percentage of earnings to shareholders, they are given […]

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Of course, many high yielding asset classes come with considerable risk, and considering only the return opportunity could be a foolish move in the current environment. To put all the high yielding opportunities out there on equal footing, we compared both distribution yield over the past 12 months and volatility during the past 200 trading […]

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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 […]

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