Active Energy Infrastructure ETF (EMLP) Hits The Market
First Trust has launched its first actively-managed ETF, debuting a fund this week that will offer exposure to U.S. and Canadian energy infrastructure companies. The North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (EMLP) will invest in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), Canadian income trusts, pipeline companies, and utilities that generate at least half of their revenues from the operation of infrastructure assets such as pipelines, power transmission, and petroleum and natural gas storage [see MLP ETFs: Fact & Fiction]. Interest in the North American energy infrastructure sector has spiked in recent years, in part because of the search for meaningful yield brought on by a prolonged period of record low interest rates. Because MLPs are required to distribute substantial portions of their earnings to receive certain tax advantages, these securities are known to offer hefty yields. Moreover, energy infrastructure assets generally do not exhibit the same degree of volatility as traditional oil stocks. [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: AMJ Gets A Cap: MLP ETFs In Focus The Most Successful ETFs Of All-Time Energy ETF Cheat Sheet: Expenses, Dividends, And Returns Which Sector ETFs Are Cheap? 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn
First Trust has launched its first actively-managed ETF, debuting a fund this week that will offer exposure to U.S. and Canadian energy infrastructure companies. The North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (EMLP) will invest in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), Canadian income trusts, pipeline companies, and utilities that generate at least half of their revenues from the operation of infrastructure assets such as pipelines, power transmission, and petroleum and natural gas storage [see MLP ETFs: Fact & Fiction]. Interest in the North American energy infrastructure sector has spiked in recent years, in part because of the search for meaningful yield brought on by a prolonged period of record low interest rates. Because MLPs are required to distribute substantial portions of their earnings to receive certain tax advantages, these securities are known to offer hefty yields. Moreover, energy infrastructure assets generally do not exhibit the same degree of volatility as traditional oil stocks. [...]

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