|Bid||5.53 x 800|
|Ask||5.54 x 3000|
|Day's Range||5.46 - 5.63|
|52 Week Range||4.71 - 8.18|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.62|
|Expense Ratio (net)||2.40%|
The energy sector started off 2019 in fine fashion, but a confluence of negative factors recently pressured the sector. As of May 15, the S&P 500 Energy Index was lower by 4.63% on a month-to-date basis. May usually marks the start of the seasonally weak period for the energy sector, but the flare up in trade tensions between the U.S. and China is likely behind the sector's recent lethargy.While the recent weakness in the energy patch may have scared some investors away, there are valid reasons to at least keep an eye on energy funds. These include decent second-quarter earnings expectations."During the month of April, analysts lowered earnings estimates for companies in the S&P 500 for the second quarter," said FactSet in a recent note. "The Q2 bottom-up EPS estimate (which is an aggregation of the median EPS estimates for all the companies in the index) dropped by 1.0% (to $41.04 from $41.45) during this period."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHowever, there is good news for energy investors."On the other hand, three sectors recorded an increase in their bottom-up EPS estimate during the first month of the quarter, led by the Energy (+11.1%) sector," according to FactSet. "Within the Energy sector, Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) was a substantial contributor to the increase in earnings over this period." * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) When it comes to energy funds, investors may want to consider putting active management on their side. That could help them play a rally in the sector. Here are some actively managed energy funds to evaluate. Energy Funds: First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (EMLP)Expense Ratio: 0.95% per year, or $95 on a $10,000 investment.The First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (NYSEARCA:EMLP) is an exchange-traded fund (ETF), but it is an actively managed energy fund, meaning it merits a place on this list. In fact, with $2.44 billion in assets under management, EMLP is the largest equity-based actively managed ETF in the U.S.EMLP is a play on the North American energy boom, as the energy fund invests in master limited partnerships (MLPs) "pipeline companies, utilities, and other companies that derive at least 50% of their revenues from operating or providing services in support of infrastructure assets," according to First Trust.EMLP has a 12-month distribution rate of 4%, which is well above the 3.12% on the S&P 500 Energy Index. This energy fund has been one of the best-performing products in this fund category since coming to market nearly seven years ago. InfraCap MLP ETF (AMZA)Expense Ratio: 2.4%As its name implies, the InfraCap MLP ETF (NYSEARCA:AMZA) is also an ETF, but like the aforementioned EMLP, this is an actively managed energy fund as well. AMZA typically invests in midstream MLPs and can employ some leverage to boost income and the fund's beta. AMZA's managers can also employ short positions as hedges against fluctuations in interest rates and oil prices.AMZA "offers the potential for attractive yields and employs modest leverage to pursue compelling total return results," according to the issuer. "Security selection and weightings are based on security-level fundamental analysis and technical factors instead of market capitalization."AMZA turns five years old later this year and is home to $484 million in assets under management. This energy fund is quietly climbing the ranks of the largest actively managed ETFs, too. ProShares K 1 Free Crude Oil Strategy ETF (OILK)Expense Ratio: 0.65%Unlike the other energy funds highlighted to this point, the ProShares K 1 Free Crude Oil Strategy ETF (CBOE:OILK) is not an equity-based product. Rather, it focuses on West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures, the benchmark domestic oil contract.Active management can actually help investors minimize the costs and often-laggard returns associated with passively managed futures-based energy funds. OILK, which is nearly three years old, "seeks to provide total return through activelymanaged exposure to the West TexasIntermediate crude oil futures markets," according to Maryland-based ProShares.Predictably, OILK is sensitive gyrations in the oil market. While the fund is up 37.55% year-to-date, it labors 21% below its 52-week high, indicating there could be upside here if oil rallies again. Dreyfus Natural Resources Fund Class I (DLDRX)Expense Ratio: 1%The Dreyfus Natural Resources Fund Class I (MUTF:DLDRX) is a traditional, actively managed mutual fund that has the flexibility to invest in an array of natural resources companies of vary market caps. This energy fund, which has a minimum investment requirement of $1,000 can also feature some fixed income exposure."The fund seeks long-term growth of capital," according to the issuer. "To pursue its goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in common stocks or securities convertible into common stocks (such as convertible preferred stocks, warrants and convertible bonds) of foreign companies and depositary receipts evidencing ownership in such securities. At least 75% of the fund's net assets will be invested in countries represented in the MSCI EAFE Index."Currently, the fund's 37 holdings run the gamut of integrate oil companies, mining firms, fertilizer makers and others. Nearly 43% of DLDRX's weight is allocated to integrated oil firms and agribusiness companies. This energy fund earns a "neutral" rating from Morningstar.As of this writing, Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) * 5 Great Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy Today * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy That Are Also Perfect for Retirement Compare Brokers The post 4 Active Energy Funds for Aggressive Investors appeared first on InvestorPlace.
NEW YORK, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The InfraCap MLP ETF (AMZA) (the "Fund") has declared a monthly distribution of $0.08 ($0.96 per share on an annualized basis). The dividend will be paid May 29, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business May 21, 2019. Infrastructure Capital Advisors expects to declare future distributions on a monthly basis. For more information about AMZA's distribution policy, its 2019 distribution calendar, or tax information, please visit the fund's website at www.virtusetfs.com.
Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive income opportunities. The high-yield candidates included in this list meet two sets of criteria. First, each of these funds is deemed to be a high-yield prospect because it boasts an annual dividend yield upwards of 5%. Second, each of these ETFs also boasts over $100 million in total assets under management to help steer investors away from less established funds. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques. To get access to all ETFdb.com premium content, sign up for a free 14-day trial to ETFdb.com Pro.
The rally in crude oil prices continue on tightening global supplies. But, uncertainty over the continuance of the momentum prevails. In such a scenario, we discuss some oil ETFs.
After raising interest rates four times in 2018, it is likely the Federal Reserve will, at the very least, slow its pace of rate hikes in 2019. Some bond market observers are speculating that it is possible the Fed does not boost borrowing costs at all, while a smaller amount thinks a rate cut is possible later in the year.The more sanguine interest rate outlook is having a profound impact on high-yielding sectors and the related exchange-traded funds (ETFs). In fact, some this year's best sector funds are high-yield ETFs offering exposure to the real estate and utility sectors, among others.Of course, there are some risks to consider with high-yield ETFs. A high dividend yield can mean a stock or fund's price has recently experienced significant retrenchment. In the case of individual companies, a high dividend yield can also be a sign of financial stress and could portend imminent negative dividend action, such as a cut or suspension.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * Top 10 Index Funds to Build a Retirement On Still, many income investors embrace high-yield ETFs. Looking for high-yield ETFs with yields of 10% or more, as we do, turns up an array of complex and leveraged funds, so we parsed those out to focus on more practical high-yield ETFs. Global X Nasdaq 100 Covered Call ETF (QYLD) Expense Ratio: 0.68% per year, or $68 annually per $10,000 investedAmong the high-yield ETFs with dividend yields in excess of 10%, the Global X Nasdaq 100 Covered Call ETF (NASDAQ:QYLD) is one of the more basic strategies to understand. The $470.47 million QYLD tracks the CBOE Nasdaq-100 BuyWrite V2 Index.Essentially what QYLD does is write covered calls on the Nasdaq-100 Index, a popular, but low-yielding tech-heavy benchmark. In terms of generating yield, this high-yield ETF's strategy works out to a trailing 12-month yield of almost 11%. Compare to that a yield of just 0.79% on the Nasdaq-100 Index."QYLD's covered call position is created by buying (or owning) the stocks in the Nasdaq 100 Index (NDX) and selling a monthly at-the-money index call option," according to Global X research. "An option is a contract sold by one party to another that gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy (call) or sell (put) a stock at an agreed upon price (strike price) within a certain period or on a specific date. In return for the sale of the call option, the fund receives a premium, which can potentially provide income in sideways markets and limited protection in declining markets." VanEck Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF (MORT)Expense Ratio: 0.41%Mortgage real estate investment trusts, also known as mREITs, are a high-yield asset class that is also sensitive to changes in interest rates. The more sanguine outlook for U.S. interest rates is one of the primary reasons the VanEck Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF (NYSEARCA:MORT) is up 9.67% year-to-date."Mortgage REITs may potentially stand to benefit from the evolving mortgage finance market but are sensitive to interest rate and regulatory changes," according to VanEck. * 10 Dangerous Dividend Stocks to Avoid The $169.30 million MORT, which is almost eight years old, holds 25 mREITs and has a 30-day SEC yield of 10.12%. Global X SuperDividend ETF (SDIV)Expense Ratio: 0.58%The $929.59 million Global X SuperDividend ETF (NYSEARCA:SDIV) is a global high-yield ETF and can be used as a complement to basic U.S. and developed market equity funds. Home to just over 100 stocks, this high-yield ETF allocates almost 54% of its weight to domestic equities. Australia and the U.K. combine for over 17% of SDIV's geographic exposure.This high-yield ETF has a distribution yield of 17.50%, which is primarily derived from significant real estate exposure. SDIV features exposure to about 10 industries and sectors, but REITs and mREITs combine for about 55.60% of the fund's roster.With that level of real estate exposure, SDIV can be sensitive to changes in interest rates in the U.S. and some other developed markets. This high-yield ETF pays its dividend monthly, a trait to consider for investors looking for consistent income. InfraCap MLP ETF (AMZA)Expense Ratio: 0.95%Any list of high-yield ETFs is bound to include a fund or two dedicated to master limited partnerships (MLPs). The InfraCap MLP ETF (NYSEARCA:AMZA) makes the cut here as its yield is a whopping 14%.That is high, even among MLP funds, but AMZA uses some methodologies beyond equity ownership to boost its yield. This high-yield ETF can use options strategies as hedges and to boost income."Modest leverage (typically 20-30%) is utilized to enhance MLP beta, and options strategies are used in an effort to enhanced current income," according to the issuer. * 7 Cheap Energy Stocks to Buy Now AMZA's managers can also selectively short MLPs, potentially adding another avenue of returns for this high-yield ETF's investors. Saba Closed-End Funds ETF (CEFS)Expense Ratio: 2.55%The Saba Closed-End Funds ETF (CBOE:CEFS) does not have a dividend yield of 10%, but it still qualifies as a high-yield ETF with a yield of 8.51%."Closed-end funds or CEFs are a publicly traded investment company that raised a certain amount of capital once through an initial public offering," according to ETF Trends. "The price of the CEF can fluctuate like any other stock listed on an exchange. However, unlike ETFs, a CEF issues a set number of shares, so the CEF can trade at a high premium or discount to its underlying net asset value."Actively managed, CEFS offers investors capital appreciation potential and robust levels of income by investing in closed-end funds residing at discounts to their net asset values (NAVs). This high-yield ETF's managers also look to hedge interest rate risk.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 Data Center Buys That Deliver Sizable Income * 7 High-Risk Stocks With Big Potential Rewards * 3 Marijuana Stocks to Watch as New York, New Jersey Delay Legalization Compare Brokers The post 5 High-Yield ETFs to Buy for Massive Income Potential appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The fundamentals for the energy market are extremely strong with the ability to stir up every kind of ETFs & stocks in the sector.
NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The InfraCap MLP ETF (AMZA) (the "Fund") has announced that it has modified its distribution policy to enable semi-annual review of monthly distribution levels, which replaces the previously-employed annual review policy. The next dividend is scheduled to be declared on January 18, 2019 and paid on January 30, 2019.
Master limited partnerships and sector-related exchange traded funds jumped Friday as more investors look to a beaten down area of the market for potential value. On Friday, the InfraCap MLP ETF (NYSEArca: ...
Fund flows into top MLP ETFs fell significantly in the third quarter. The Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) had a net outflow of $864 million in the third quarter. The ETF had a net inflow of $912 million in the second quarter and $501 million in the third quarter of 2017. Inflows into the First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (EMLP) fell to $35 million compared to $161 million in the third quarter of 2017. The Global X MLP ETF (MLPA) saw a net outflow of $6 million compared to an inflow of $70 million in the third quarter of 2017.
It is fair to say that 2018 has been interesting few months for master limited partnerships (MLPs) and the related exchange traded funds (ETFs) thus far. To start the year, fears of rising interest rates coupled with slack oil prices weighed on MLPs.