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Interest in master limited partnerships (MLPs) has risen over the years, as yield-hungry investors continue to flock to this unique corner of the market. These entities are quite different than other business structures, as they are given preferential tax treatment, which allows MLPs to pass along a high percentage of earnings to shareholders [see Exploring the MLP ETF Craze]. [click to continue…]

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Exploring the MLP ETF Craze

by on September 24, 2014

The ETF universe has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, and even more impressive is the sheer diversity in offerings that investors can pick and choose from when it comes to building out their portfolios. With well over 1,600 products on the market, there’s no shortage of investment vehicles out there; in fact, some corners of the ETF market might even be over-saturated. That is to say, when it comes to certain asset classes, investors have several dozen seemingly-identical funds to choose from. 

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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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The first quarter of 2013 earnings season has taken over the headlines, with several bellwethers reporting both hits and misses. Of the trends seen so far this season, firms missing revenue expectations seems to be a predominant one; many companies have beaten profits not because revenues are up, but because costs have decreased. However, some firms have […]

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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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With the wallet-heavy holidays just around the corner, now is a great time for investors to see just where they are spending their money. ETF expense ratios often go unnoticed by investors, assumed to be a necessary cost of playing the game, but many expensive ETFs have a cheaper competitor product. Whether you hope to find extra income […]

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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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Yield, it seems, continues to be on the minds of investors everywhere. With interest rates continuing to hug record lows, finding meaningful current returns has become a continuous struggles for a wide range of investors. Many asset classes that traditionally supply meaningful yields have dried up, sending investors on a quest for alternatives that can […]

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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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Equity markets appear to have regained their footing after enduring a rather painful correction over the past few weeks. Confidence has returned to the markets thanks to growing hopes that the Fed will offer up further stimulus this month, although looming Euro zone debt drama has proven that it can resurface in a moment’s notice. […]

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