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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 energy commodities [see Energy Bull ETFdb Portfolio].

The specific breakdown of the industry within MLPJ will be as follows:

  • Exploration & Production: 44%
  • Energy Transportation / Storage: 39%
  • Refining / Distribution: 13%
  • Energy Equipment: 3% [click to continue…]

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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 preferential tax treatment [Download How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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ETFs Then And Now

by on December 19, 2012

As the calendars get ready to flip to 2013, another chapter in the relatively short history of ETFs will be written. Next year will mark the official 20th birthday for ETFs, as SPY will enter its third decade as a publicly traded security. It’s remarkable to see just how much the ETF industry has changed […]

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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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Major equity indexes kicked off the week with an encouraging pop at the open following last week’s pullback, although looming uncertainties prevailed as stocks gave up gains as the trading session drew to a close. Given last week’s choppy trading, we anticipate that fiscal cliff woes will likely permeate headlines until a concrete solution (or lack thereof) is […]

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With the 2012 presidential elections only a few days away, folks in Washington, Wall Street and Main Street are gearing up to see who will occupy the coveted Oval Office come January. As with any election, there are, of course, those who are still raising their metaphorical pitchforks, slinging mud at the two candidates, and […]

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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 […]

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Under the umbrella of exchange-traded products, ETNs have attracted far less interest than their ETF cousins and now represent only a small portion of total ETP assets. Exchange-traded notes are debt instruments linked to the performance of an index, and as a result there won’t be any tracking error with these products. Although these investment vehicles […]

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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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First Trust has launched its first actively-managed ETF, debuting a fund this week that will offer exposure to U.S. and Canadian energy infrastructure companies. The North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (EMLP) will invest in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), Canadian income trusts, pipeline companies, and utilities that generate at least half of their revenues from the […]

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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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As we approach the halfway point of 2012, we are on track for yet another period of tremendous growth for the lineup of ETFs. More than a hundred new funds have begun trading already this year, and dozens of issuers continue to plan aggressive expansions of their product lineups.  While the blistering pace of expansion […]

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