The Downfall of A “Yield At Any Price” ETF Strategy

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From David Fabian: Many investors are familiar with the GARP acronym, which stands for Growth At A Reasonable Price. The basic definition is to uncover stocks with reasonable fundamentals (undervalued) that have sustainable growth potential. The methodology seems sound and is essentially a way of saying – don’t chase price simply for the sake of recent performance.
NYSE:AMLP January 26, 2017 9:49am

Blackstone’s Decision Not To Pursue ETP Stake Sends MLP-Focused ETFs Lower

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MLP-focused ETFs were on the decline again on Tuesday, a day after private equity giant Blackstone Group LP decided to end its pursuit of a massive stake in one of the largest Master Limited Partnerships.
NYSE:AMLP January 10, 2017 12:20pm

Here’s Why Investors Should Avoid MLPs Right Now

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From Larry Edelson: You’ve probably heard the term MLP before, but what exactly is it? An MLP is a master limited partnership, a business entity commonly used by energy companies as an alternative to a regular corporation.
NYSE:AMLP December 20, 2016 9:48am

The Era Of MLPs Is Probably Over

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From Stephen Mauzy: Call it obstinacy, call it wishful thinking, call it stupidity because all apply. For years, I believed that master limited partnerships (MLPs) were a legitimate source of high-yield income. I believe no more.
NYSE:AMLP December 15, 2016 7:26am

MLP ETFs Have Become a Solid High-Yield Vehicle Again

High yieldFrom David Fabian: The multi-year plunge in oil and natural gas prices has been partially arrested in 2016, and one high yield investment sector is riding the recovery wave higher.
NYSE:AMLP October 25, 2016 2:16pm

Caution is Warranted with These High-Yield ETFs

high-yieldDavid Fabian: The definition of value is a fierce debate among investors that seek to find intrinsically underpriced assets.  Some stand their ground on historical fundamentals like price/earnings or price/book ratios.  Others look strictly at price relative to other potential opportunities as a measure of opportunity.
NASDAQ:EUFN August 3, 2016 3:07pm

Why You Should Be Paying Attention To Energy ETFs

ETFsDavid Fabian:  Everyone hated energy ETFs last year as plunging oil and natural gas prices eroded valuations of companies engaged in this sector.  The weakening demand for global commodities wrought havoc among large oil producers, exploration companies, and even storage conglomerates. 
NYSE:AMLP May 23, 2016 4:05pm

3 High Yield ETFs That Must Be On Your Radar

yieldDavid Fabian:  The high yield landscape has been a difficult one to navigate over the last year.  The pernicious selling in commodities combined with a rocky road for stocks has led to sliding prices in junk bonds, master limited partnerships, and mortgage REITs.
NYSE:AMLP April 11, 2016 4:55pm

The Alerian MLP (AMLP) ETF Robs Shareholders Again

etfsRon Rowland:  By hidden design, the Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA:AMLP) robs shareholders of 37% of their upside gains.  It was the first ETF do this, and when I revealed AMLP’s dirty little secret to owners and potential buyers, many did not seem to care. 
NYSE:AMLP December 8, 2015 3:44pm

The Best MLPs To Buy Now

mlpMarshall Hargrave:  Throwing the baby out with the bathwater has been happening in the oil industry for over a year. This has certainly been the case for many master limited partnerships (MLPs).
NYSE:AMLP October 12, 2015 3:26pm

High-Yield MLPs That Are On Sale

mlpMarshall Hargrave:  How is it that some oil-based master limited partnerships have fallen more than the price of oil?
NYSE:AMLP August 18, 2015 3:42pm

Time To Buy High-Yield Dividend Investments [Alerian MLP, Utilities SPDR (ETF)]

yieldSteve Mauzy: It’s the worst of times, it’s the best of times. I say that in regards to dividend investing, and with due apologies to Charles Dickens for mangling his famous “A Tale of Two Cities” introduction.
NYSE:AMLP August 14, 2015 2:44pm

2 MLPs To Own Regardless Of Oil Prices or Interest Rates [Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.]

keystone pipelineMarshall Hargrave:  Since the notion of higher interest rates became an even greater reality in January, investors have been uneasy about bond-like stocks. This includes utilities, which have bond-like properties.
NYSE:AMLP March 23, 2015 3:50pm

Must-Own MLPs To Profit From Low Oil Prices [Energy Transfer Partners LP, Alerian MLP, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP]

investMarshall Hargrave:  Oil prices continue to hover around $50 a barrel, suggesting low oil is here to stay. Here are three MLPs that will profit regardless, while also offering investors income. 
NYSE:AMLP February 24, 2015 1:50pm

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