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UBS ETRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index ETN (MLPG)

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  • Aug. 11, 2014, 7:15 PM
    • As Rich Kinder abandons the MLP structure he helped popularize, CNBC's Jim Cramer feels confident that rivals are taking notice, thus investors should expect many more deals in the energy MLP space.
    • Cramer tabs three MLPs he thinks could end up in play: Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), the entity that received gained permission to export condensate in "a huge game-changer"; Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE), whose cash flows should "explode higher" and its payout increase dramatically once temporarily relinquished incentive distribution rights are reinstated, which should happen next year; and Atlas Energy (NYSE:ATLS), a relatively cheap stock which should be able to raise its distribution dramatically for the next few years.
    • BofA/Merrill Lynch also thinks the deal may be a harbinger of what’s to come for other MLPs that grow too big: "While we do not see other GP-buying-LP transactions occurring yet, we also think it provides a template for a somewhat graceful exit from a structure that can prove long-term unwieldy as an MLP grows... [We] expect significant interest in potential MLP consolidation candidates."
    • ETFs: AMLP, AMJ, MLPL, YMLP, MLPI, MLPA, ENY, MLPN, MLPG, EMLP, MLPS, MLPX, MLPY, MLPJ, AMU, YMLI, ATMP, ZMLP, MLPW, IMLP, ENFR, MLPC
    | Aug. 11, 2014, 7:15 PM | 13 Comments
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MLPG Description
The UBS ETRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index is designed to track an investment in the Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index, and pay a variable quarterly coupon linked to the cash distributions associated with the underlying MLP constituents, less investor fees. The Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index is an equal-weighted composite of the 15 largest natural gas infrastructure Master Limited Partnerships by market capitalization. The index, whose constituents earn the majority of their cash flow from the transportation, storage, and processing of natural gas and natural gas liquids, provides investors with a benchmark for the infrastructure component of the natural gas industry.
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