Yorkville High Income MLP ETF

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  • Overview: How Suburban measures up among its competitors
    Energy & Utilities

    Overview: How Suburban measures up among its competitors

    Over the past 12 months the group has had mixed results.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Must-know: How does AmeriGas stack up against its competition?
    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: How does AmeriGas stack up against its competition?

    APU competes with Suburban Propane (SPH) and Ferrellgas Partners (FGP). APU is the country’s largest retail propane marketer, serving 2 million customers in all 50 states.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Suburban Propane’s 1Q14 earnings

    SPH noted that weather during this period in its service territories was normal and 9% colder than the prior year.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why investors can expect synergies from the combined assets

    ETP’s interest in Sunoco Logistics (SXL) gives ETE acccess to SXL’s geographically diverse portfolio of complementary pipeline, terminalling, and acquisition and marketing assets.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    USA Compression Partners Beats Peers on Year-to-Date Returns

    USA Compression Partners primarily provides natural gas compression services, which are a necessary part of the natural gas production and transportation process.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why Targa Resources’ segment operating margins changed in 1Q14

    In 2013, the company processed an average of 780.1 million cubic feet per day of natural gas and produced an average of 91.9 thousand barrels per day of NGLs.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why this week’s winter storms could help propane companies

    Propane names such as AmeriGas and Suburban Propane could be helped by this week’s winter storms.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What are Analysts Recommending for Navios Partners?

    Of the 12 analysts covering Navios Maritime Partners, two analysts have “buy” recommendations, seven have “hold” recommendations, and three have “sell” recommendations.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Energy & Utilities

    Winter’s cold end supports propane demand and stocks like AmeriGas

    Last week saw slightly colder-than-normal weather, a positive for propane companies such as AmeriGas Partners (APU), Ferrellgas Partners (FGP), and Suburban Propane Partners (SPH).

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Ferrellgas Partners (FGP): An investor’s must-know overview

    Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (FGP), a master limited partnership (MLP), is the second largest retail propane distributor in the U.S. serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as measured by the volume of retail sales in fiscal 2013, and the largest national provider of propane by portable tank exchange.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why continuous cold winter helps propane distributors like FGP

    Propane distributors like FGP will benefit from the season’s cold weather so far.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why the MLPJ ETF shows tracking error versus its benchmark index

    The effect of sampling—the difference in the holdings between MLPJ and its benchmark index—is another cause of the tracking error.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Why higher propane prices could hurt some MLPs

    Propane prices increased last week, which could cut into the sales volumes of distributors such as AmeriGas and Ferrellgas.

    By Ingrid Pan
  • Energy & Utilities

    An investor’s key guide to the propane distribution industry

    Propane is typically extracted from natural gas or separated during crude oil refining. Residential and commercial customers use propane primarily for heating and cooking purposes.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Higher oil prices are a potential double whammy for propane sales

    Propane distributors such as Amerigas Partners (APU), Ferrellgas (FGP), and Suburban Propane (SPH) sell propane and related equipment to a variety of end markets. Find out what trends could hurt propane names this winter.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why this winter has been positive for propane distributor MLPs

    Cold winter weather is one of the major drivers of propane distributors’ earnings, as the fuel is used for home heating in many areas in the U.S.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Correlation between weather and propane demand

    Heating degree days measure the difference between the outside temperature and room temperature to help calculate the demand for energy needed to heat a given area.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Recommendation: Compare YMLI versus the ETF’s benchmark index

    The Yorkville High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF (YMLI) tracks the Solactive High Income Infrastructure MLP.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Overview: Suburban Propane Partners

    Suburban Energy Finance Corp., is a 100%-owned finance subsidiaries of Suburban Propane Partners.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Suburban Propane Partners’ company trends

    Prior to the Inergy deal, SPH had an average earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (or EBITDA) in the range of $185 million.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    AmeriGas Partners and Suburban Propane fiscal 1Q14 earnings analysis

    Recently, AmeriGas Partners (APU) and Suburban Propane (SPH) reported results for October, November, and December of 2013.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why winter weather could affect some MLP names in your portfolio

    Propane distributors benefit from cold weather, which spurs increased propane demand for home heating.

    By Ingrid Pan
  • Energy & Utilities

    An investor’s guide to YMLI and its holdings, like Targa Resources

    The Yorkville High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF (YMLI) launched in February 2013. Major constituents of YMLI include Sunoco Logistics Partners LP (SXL) and Western Gas Equity Partners LP (WGP).

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why tracking errors in MLPA make the ETF underperform its index

    The tracking error of MLPA is 3.96%. This means the standard deviation for excess average weekly returns for the benchmark index over MLPA for the past year is 3.96.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    An investor’s must-know guide to tracking error for MLP ETFs

    Tracking error measures how closely a portfolio follows the index it’s benchmarked to—that is, how well a fund manager replicates the performance of a specific index.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas Futures Spread: Analyzing Supply-Glut Concerns

    On August 23, 2017, natural gas September 2018 futures traded at a discount of $0.03 to September 2017 futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Factors Impact US Propane Demand Most?

    Above-normal temperatures in the United States in the 2015–2016 winter season lowered heating demand. This resulted in a 16% lower propane demand.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Have Suburban Propane Partners Stood up to Peers in 2016?

    Suburban Propane Partners’ YTD returns have exceeded those of peers APU, FGP, and SGU. The Alerian MLP Index (AMZ) has generated total returns of 6% YTD.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Propane: What’s Impacting Demand in the United States?

    Propane demand for home heating purpose is directly affected by the severity of the winter. In any given region, colder-than-normal temperatures in the winter season tend to result in greater usage.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    JP Energy Partners: Top Midstream MLP Loser on November 2

    JP Energy Partners (JPEP) was the top loser among midstream MLPs at the end of trading on Monday, November 2. It fell 5.9%.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    All Major MLP Securities Gained Last Week, but YMLP Fell

    The Yorkville High Income MLP ETF (YMLP) fell 1.5% in the week ended October 2. For context, the broad market SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) rose 1.1%, and the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) rose 2.4%.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Phillips 66 Partners: Top Midstream MLP Loser on September 3

    Phillips 66 Partners (PSXP) was the top loser among midstream MLPs at the end of trading on Thursday, September 3. It fell 3.13% yesterday.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    YMLP Outperformed Broad-Market ETF SPY in Week Ended August 14

    The Yorkville High Income MLP ETF (YMLP) rose 3.7% in the week ended August 14. YMLP tracks the Solactive High Income MLP Index, also called the YMLP index.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did the YMLP ETF Fall Last Week?

    The Yorkville High Income MLP ETF (YMLP) dropped 7.69% in the week ended August 7. The broad-market SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) dropped 1.2%.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Must-know business overview: Targa Resources Partners

    Targa Resources Partners LP (NGLS) is a master limited partnership operating in the midstream energy space. Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP) is the general partner of NGLS.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Energy & Utilities

    Targa Resources’ Badlands assets help it diversify into crude oil

    The acquisition marked NGLS’s foray into the crude oil pipeline business and strongly complements Targa’s logistics and terminalling assets for refined products.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why AmeriGas beat estimates but maintained guidance in 1Q14

    APU reported 1Q14 adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended December 31, 2013, as $230 million, compared to consensus EBITDA of $202 million and compared to $193 million for the same period last year.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    How closely does YMLP track the Solactive High Income MLP Index?

    The Yorkville High Income MLP (YMLP) ETF is an exchange-traded fund that tracks an index called the Solactive High Income MLP Index.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Energy & Utilities

    An investor’s guide to MLPA and its holdings, like Magellan

    The Global X MLP ETF (MLPA) tracks the Solactive MLP Composite Index. The index tracks the overall performance of the United States master limited partnerships (or MLP) asset class.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why higher propane prices this winter could hurt some MLP names

    Last week, propane prices (as priced at Mont Belvieu) increased 9%. Higher propane prices this winter could negatively affect propane companies’ earnings.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why higher borrowing costs could deter propane name acquisitions

    Propane distributors such as Amerigas Partners (APU), Ferrellgas (FGP), and Suburban Propane (SPH) sell propane and related equipment to a variety of end markets. Find out what trends could hurt propane names this winter.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why a warm winter could sap propane demand

    Propane distributors such as Amerigas Partners (APU), Ferrellgas (FGP), and Suburban Propane (SPH) sell propane and related equipment to a variety of end markets.

    By Ingrid Pan
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