Equity: U.S. MLPs

PPLN Top Performer Intra-day
Price $16.70
Today’s Change 1.64%
3:59pm 12/13/2018
MLPB Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $21.54
Today’s Change -9.73%
1:51pm 10/11/2018

ETF.com Insight

With 25 ETFs and over $18.19B 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 ETRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP ETN (MLPG), with a total return of -1.04%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) with $8.55BB 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 .

Performance Dispersion

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

The average efficiency score in the Equity: U.S. MLPs segment is -- out of 100, with the First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund(EMLP) obtaining the highest rating of -- out of 100.

Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.84% 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 Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.15%.

Tracking Difference (12 Month)

ETF.com Tradability Insight

The average tradability score in the Equity: U.S. MLPs segment is -- out of 100, with the First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund(EMLP) 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 194.29M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the J.P. Morgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMJ), with $55.92M 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/ Block Liquidity

EMLP
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AMLP
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MLPX
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MLPA
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TPYP
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AMZA
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USAI
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ENFR
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ZMLP
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YMLI
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YMLP
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MLPG
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MLPY
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MLPI
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MLPC
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AMU
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AMJ
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MLPB
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AMUB
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ATMP
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BMLP
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MLPO
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MLPE
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PPLN
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IMLP
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This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of each ETF.

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.

Index Methodology