What's a "YieldCo"? (Hint: It's Green)

Adam Feik - INO.com Contributor - Energies

Quick: Name as many energy stocks as you can that fit these criteria:

  • Better than 12% annualized total returns over the past 5 years
  • Positive returns over the last 12 months
  • Greater than 3% dividend yield
  • Currently trading 5% or more below its own 52-week high

There aren't very many. A handful of NYSE-listed pipeline companies make the cut, including these: Continue reading "What's a "YieldCo"? (Hint: It's Green)"

Bruno del Ama: Do ETFs Offer Value for MLPs?

The Energy Report: Bruno, since Global X Funds brought its first exchange-traded fund (ETF) to market in 2009, you have added another 30, the latest being the Global X MLP ETF (MLPA:NYSE). What is the appetite among investors for ETFs, and specifically those featuring master limited partnerships (MLPs)?

Bruno del Ama: Investors continue to migrate to the ETF asset class, and we are big fans of energy MLPs. Energy transportation is an infrastructure play with a couple of benefits. First, it provides significant diversification to complement investors' portfolios; second, it provides income in a low-interest rate environment.

ETFs are an innovation in the MLP asset class. We at Global X focus on asset classes where we are the first provider of a particular ETF. In our last interview, for example, we talked about our uranium ETF, which provides focused exposure to that market in a way that did not exist before. Innovation is in our DNA. Continue reading "Bruno del Ama: Do ETFs Offer Value for MLPs?"