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Master limit partnerships and related exchange traded funds have been hit along with the broader energy market in response to the plunge in crude oil prices, but the sector is turning around. For instance, Goldman Sachs recently upgraded Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) to “buy”, citing visible gas pipeline growth, valuations, M&A and a dividend cut […]

Both Democratic and Republic presidential front runners may disagree on many hot-button subjects but the two agree on the need to upgrade the our country’s aging infrastructure. Investors can capitalize on the potential increased government backing in the sector with infrastructure-related exchange traded funds. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton believes the U.S. is “dramatically underinvesting in […]

In the ongoing search for yields, investors can take a look at an outperforming infrastructure exchange traded fund (ETF) that offers some attractive payouts to boot. The Guggenheim High Income Infrastructure ETF (NYSEArca: GHII), which is composed of the 50 highest-dividend-paying global infrastructure companies, has been outperforming other infrastructure sector-related ETFs, rising 16.0% year-to-date. Moreover, […]

Oil prices are rebounding, with the fundamental outlook improving. As more return to the energy play, investors can consider a broad energy infrastructure exchange traded fund. On the recent webcast, High Quality MLP Strategy: Understanding the Benefits of Pipeline ETF, Brian Sulley, Vice President of Tortoise Capital Advisors, projects that oil demand will grow in […]

Investors seeking alternative income opportunities to traditional fixed-income and equity assets may consider looking into energy infrastructure exchange traded funds. On the upcoming webcast, High Quality MLP Strategy: Understanding the Benefits of Pipeline ETF, Brian Sulley, Vice President of Tortoise Capital Advisors, and Matthew Weglarz, Portfolio Manager and Vice President at Tortoise Index Solutions, will […]

As oil prices rebound on improved market sentiment, master limited partnership exchange traded funds have broken above their long-term trend lines and offer attractive yields to boot. Crude oil prices just finished higher for the third consecutive week as market sentiment turned upbeat on strengthening U.S. gasoline consumption ahead of the summer driving season and […]

Commodities market is currently experiencing a supply side destruction U.S. oil rig count has been on the decline, and the market tends to anticipate that it will push up prices Consequently, with breakeven costs at $45 per barrel due to roll costs, many traders are now looking at MLPs where payouts are sustainable Master limited […]

Energy traders can look to a new exchange traded note to track a recovery in West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures or capitalize on market moves with two new master limited partnership-related ETNs. Credit Suisse has launched the X-Links WTI Crude Oil Index ETN (NYSEArca: OIIL), according to a press release. OIIL has a 0.55% […]

Master limited partnership-related exchange traded products surged Thursday after data revealed a slightly lower-than-expected rise in crude oil inventories and optimism over increased dividends and buybacks from Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI). On Thursday, the JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (NYSEArca: AMJ) and Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEArca: AMLP), the two largest MLP-related ETPs in the space, […]

Income-minded investors may be jumping on master limited partnerships and related exchange traded funds as the recent selling pressure opens an attractive entry point. Among the top performing ETFs on Friday, the Yorkville High Income MLP ETF (NYSEArca: YMLP) increased 4.0%, Direxion Zacks MLP High Income Shares (NYSEArca: ZMLP) gained 3.3%, JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds experienced a wild ride this year, but with everything said and done, the markets are closing out 2015 pretty much where they started. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 1.5% over 2015. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite increased 6.5% and the S&P 500 was flat. The top performing non-leveraged […]

Commodities have been down in the dumps this year as a strengthening U.S. dollar and slowing global economy weigh on demand. Consequently, exchange traded products linked to the raw materials have been among the worst performers of 2015. For instance, a natural gas-related exchange traded note and exchange traded fund are at the bottom of […]

Investors seeking a more stable asset category may want to take a look at infrastructure stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds. “Good infrastructure products are unlikely to wildly outperform equity markets – but nor are they likely to create serious losses in a portion of investors’ portfolios that should be defensive,” writes Thomas Hoops, executive vice […]

Master limited partnerships and sector-related exchange traded products surged Tuesday as traders jumped on an oversold segment of the market after months of declines on falling energy prices. MLPs were among the the best performing exchange traded funds and exchange traded notes on Tuesday, with the RBC Yorkville MLP Distribution Growth Leaders Liquid Index ETN […]

While we in North America tend to take fresh water resources for granted, fresh water is an increasingly scarce commodity in other parts of the world. There is a fixed amount of water available worldwide, with 97.5% of it in the form of salt water unfit for human consumption.1 Of the remaining 2.5%, more than […]

Short-term volatility in the energy markets may have weighed on master limited partnerships and related exchange traded funds, but the recent pullback may have left a cheap entry point for potential long-term investors. “When energy prices are volatile, master limited partnership returns may follow commodity trends in the short run,” writes Brian Hahn, managing director […]

Global infrastructure exchange traded funds may be a good way for investors to capture the a boom in global spending and to generate attractive yields. Infrastructure spending is expected to rise to over $9 trillion per year by 2025, compared to $4 trillion in 2012, writes Joshua Duitz, senior portfolio manager at mutual fund provider […]

Master limited partnerships and related exchange traded funds have surged back this month and are hovering around their short-term trend lines as investors revisit the battered yield-generating asset. However, there are still headwinds that could keep the sector pressured. Since the September 29 low, both the JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (NYSEArca: AMJ) and Alerian […]

Once every four years, America’s civil engineers provide a comprehensive assessment of the nation’s major infrastructure categories. The latest report card has a poor cumulative GPA for infrastructure of D+, with rail and bridges each earning a C+. While Congress continues to debate whether, and how, to fund the projects to improve the quality of […]

Investors may find opportunities in the global infrastructure industry and sector-related exchange traded funds as overseas countries develop their internal framework to accommodate expanding economies and the U.S. begins to address aging roads in disrepair. S&P Capital IQ Equity Analyst Jim Corridore believes that infrastructure companies could see increased demand over the next several years […]

High-yield dividend stocks and related exchange traded funds have been underperforming the market on speculation of higher interest rates, but without an immediate Federal Reserve rate hike, the income-generating assets could shine. According Barclays analysts led by Jonathan Glionna, utilities, master limited partnerships and real estate investment trusts deserve a second look as the markets […]

As investors seek out yield-generating options to bolster their portfolios, one may take a look at a global infrastructure exchange traded fund to tap into a growing industry and garner attractive yields. On the recent webcast, Infrastructure Investing for Income and Lower Volatility, Vinit Srivastava, Senior Director at S&P Dow Jones Indices, explains that the […]

Investors can utilize global infrastructure exchange traded funds to generate alternative income solutions and to capture the growth as economies expand. On the upcoming webcast, Infrastructure Investing for Income and Lower Volatility, Bill Belden, Managing Director at Guggenheim Investments, and Vinit Srivastava, Senior Director at S&P Dow Jones Indices, discuss opportunities in the the global […]

This article was written by Darin Turner, a portfolio manager and member of the Real Estate Securities Portfolio Management and Research team with Invesco Real Estates. This two‐part series examines the expanding capital requirements for infrastructure globally as developed markets confront ongoing replacement needs, and the urbanization of emerging markets places additional stress on the […]

This article was written by Darin Turner, a portfolio manager and member of the Real Estate Securities Portfolio Management and Research team with Invesco Real Estates. This two-part series examines the expanding capital requirements for infrastructure globally as developed markets confront ongoing replacement needs, and the urbanization of emerging markets place additional stress on the […]

As the Federal Reserve contemplates hiking its interest rates, some investors should think about shifting their portfolio positions, especially exchange traded funds that track master limited partnerships. In a recent note entitled, “from feast to famine,” Bank of America Merrill Lynch Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett pointed to MLPs as the most vulnerable to rising […]

ETF spotlight on the Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF (NYSEArca: ENFR), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $16.95 million Objective: The Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF tries to reflect the performance of the Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index, which is comprised of 30 core North American energy infrastructure companies engaged in the transportation, storage and processing of energy […]

Master limited partnerships have garnered a strong following among income investors. However, when investing in a MLP-related exchange traded product, investors should understand the difference between an exchange traded fund and an exchange traded note as the two investment vehicles are not the same. The main difference between MLP ETFs and MLP ETNs is the […]

With global growth faltering, countries may bolster spending on infrastructure projects to stimulate their economies, and investors can capitalize on the expansion through sector-related exchange traded funds. According to the International Monetary Fund, global economies have been weighed down by the effects of the financial downturn and will likely continue to feel its effects for […]

Investors who have been relying on high-yield assets to generate some extra cash should lean toward master limited partnerships and related exchange traded funds in a rising rate environment. Mark Litzerman, co-head of Real Asset Strategy at Wells Fargo, pointed out that MLPs outperform other high-yield assets like real estate investment trusts and utilities in […]