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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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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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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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Credit Suisse rolled out the latest addition to its ETN lineup on Monday, launching the Credit Suisse Merger Arbitrage Liquid Index (CSMA). The exchange-traded note will be linked to an index designed to employ a merger arbitrage strategy by using a quantitative methodology to track a dynamic basket of securities held as long or short […]

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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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The first half of 2010 is in the books, and it is no surprise that the ETF industry has continued to grow at an impressive rate. According to the latest data from the National Stock Exchange, the universe of exchange-traded products saw almost $40 billion of cash inflows during the first six months of the […]

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Perhaps no corner of the ETF market has exploded in recent years quite as quickly as the MLP space. JP Morgan launched the Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMJ) in early 2009, and the fund quickly attracted more than $1 billion in assets [see Most Successful New ETFs Of 2009]. UBS followed earlier this year, offering […]

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Do You Need An MLP ETF?

by on June 17, 2010 | Updated November 8, 2012

Few would argue that the impressive arrival of ETFs over the last several years has permanently changed the investment landscape. The attractive expense profile of these securities often gets the most attention; the relatively low expense ratios offered have caused investors to rethink the merits of traditional mutual funds, as investors have embraced passive indexing […]

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Product development activity in the ETF industry continues behind the scenes at an impressive pace. ALPS Advisors, the firm behind the Equal Sector Weight ETF (EQL), recently filed details on a new exchange-traded product that would be linked to the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index. That benchmark consists of Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) that earn at […]

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The first three months of 2010 saw dozens of new ETF product launches, but things really headed up in April. This past month saw the launch of more than two dozen ETFs, making it the most active month of 2010. PowerShares and ProShares were particularly active on the product development front, debuting a number of […]

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Credit Suisse is set to launch the Cushing 30 MLP ETN (MLPN), an exchange-traded note offering exposure to a benchmark composed of 30 companies that hold mid-stream energy infrastructure assets in North America, on Wednesday of this week. MLPN will be linked to the Cushing 30 MLP Index, an equal-weighted benchmark that uses a formula-based […]

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