Equity: U.S. MLPs
With 25 ETFs and over $19.61B in combined AUM, the Equity: U.S. MLPs segment provides exposure to the space with a focus on Energy securities.
Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the American Energy Independence ETF (USAI), with a total return of 22.58%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) with $9.16BB in assets under management.
Investors should take a look at the (). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. has an expense ratio of -- and tracks the .
ETF.com Efficiency Insight
The average efficiency score in the Equity: U.S. MLPs segment is -- out of 100, with the Dorsey Wright MLP Index ETN(BMLP) obtaining the highest rating of -- out of 100.
Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.85% per year, with the Tortoise North American Pipeline Fund (TPYP) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.40% yearly.
Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the Direxion Zacks MLP High Income Index Shares (ZMLP), with a 12-month median tracking difference of 0.08%.
ETF.com Tradability Insight
The average tradability score in the Equity: U.S. MLPs segment is -- out of 100, with the Dorsey Wright MLP Index ETN(BMLP) obtaining the highest rating of -- out of 100.
The Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 141.75M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the J.P. Morgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMJ), with $32.38M in daily dollar volume.
Use limit orders to trade funds such as the Credit Suisse S&P MLP Index ETN(MLPO), due to their double-digit market spreads.
ETF.com Fit Insight
The Alerian MLP has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.
Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to . This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.
Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, follows a strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.