MLPs ETF Overview

MLPs ETFs provide exposure to the equity of companies structured as master limited partnerships (MLPs). These companies must receive their income from qualifying sources such as exploration, mining, extraction and the refining of oil and gas. MLPs ETFs are part of this market segment:

With 26 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, MLPs ETFs gather total assets under management of $16.58B. The average expense ratio is 0.87%. MLPs ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest MLPs ETF is the Alerian MLP ETF AMLP with $7.04B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing MLPs ETF was the EMLP at 14.99%. The most-recent ETF launched in the MLPs space was the Pacer American Energy Independence ETF USAI in 12/13/17.

Top ETF Performers

EMLP First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund 1.55%
TPYP Tortoise North American Pipeline Fund -0.89%
EINC VanEck Vectors Energy Income ETF -4.01%
ENFR Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF -4.14%
USAI Pacer American Energy Independence ETF -4.95%

Bottom ETF Performers

MLPQ ETRACS 2xMonthly Leveraged Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B -18.05%
AMJL Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Alerian MLP Index ETN -17.89%
MLPZ ETRACS 2xMonthly Leveraged S&P MLP Index ETN Series B -17.29%
MLPY Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income Index ETN -15.64%
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -13.16%

Top Creations

MLPB ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B 138.23
MLPA Global X MLP ETF 37.04
ATMP Barclays ETN+ Select MLP ETN 16.64
AMUB ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN Series B 12.69
MLPQ ETRACS 2xMonthly Leveraged Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B 8.55

Top Redemptions

AMLP Alerian MLP ETF -352.67
MLPI ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN -166.79
TPYP Tortoise North American Pipeline Fund -19.80
AMU ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN -16.00
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -5.28

AUM Winners

MLPB ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B 437.07%
AMUB ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN Series B 51.06%
ENFR Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF 2.84%
EMLP First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund 1.17%
AMJL Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Alerian MLP Index ETN -0.19%

AUM Losers

MLPI ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN -35.06%
IMLP iPath S&P MLP ETN -21.65%
MLPZ ETRACS 2xMonthly Leveraged S&P MLP Index ETN Series B -16.75%
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -14.43%
AMU ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN -13.98%

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