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Top 10 High-Dividend ETFs

#3: JP Morgan Alerian MLP ETN (AMJ)


AMJ follows the Alerian MLP Index a market-cap weighted, float-adjusted index created to provide a comprehensive benchmark for investors to track the performance of the energy MLP sector. The majority of MLPs currently operate in the energy infrastructure industry, owning assets such as pipelines that transport crude oil, natural gas and other refined petroleum products. The fund was launched in April 2009. The expense ratio is high at .85%. AUM equal $3.2 billion and average daily trading volume is 1.2M shares. As of mid-December 2011 the annual dividend yield was 5.09% and YTD return was 8.52%.

AMJ TOP 10 Holdings & Weightings

Data as of December, 2011

1.    Enterprise Products Partners LP  EPD 13.45%

2.    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP KMP 11.94%

3.    Plains All-American Pipeline LP  PAA 6.06%

4.    Energy Transfer Partners LP  ETP 5.75%

5.    Magellan Midstream Partners LP  MMP  4.75%

6.    Kinder Morgan Management LLC KMR   4.35%

7.    Enbridge Energy Partners LP EEP   3.79%

8.    Energy Transfer Equity ETE   3.68%

9.    Oneok Parners LP    OKS   3.60%

10.  Linn Energy LLC LINE  3.42%

#4: Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP)


AMLP Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index is designed to give investors exposure to the infrastructure component of the Master Limited Partnership asset class. Constituents each earn at least 50% of EBITDA from assets that are not directly exposed to changes in commodity prices. The index is disseminated by the New York Stock Exchange and is a composite of 25 energy infrastructure MLPs. The fund was launched in August 2008. The expense ratio is also high at .85%. AUM equal $1.7 billion and average daily trading volume is just under 1M shares. As of mid-December 2011 the annual dividend yield was 4.65% and YTD return 5.31%.


AMLP Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

Data as of December, 2011
  1. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP): 9.56%
  2. Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD): 9.49%
  3. Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (MMP): 7.20%
  4. Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA): 6.92%
  5. Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP): 6.63%
  6. Buckeye Partners, L.P. (BPL): 6.46%
  7. ONEOK Partners, L.P. (OKS): 5.18%
  8. Williams Partners LP (WPZ): 4.88%
  9. El Paso Pipeline Partners LP (EPB): 4.69%
  10. MarkWest Energy Partners LP (MWE): 4.67%

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#5: PowerShares Financial Preferred ETF (PGF)


PGF follows the Wachovia Hybrid & Preferred Securities Financial Index which tracks the performance of U.S. listed preferred stocks of preferred stocks issued in the US market by financial institutions and currently includes approximately 30 securities selected by Wachovia pursuant to a proprietary selection methodology. The fund was launched in December 2006. The expense ratio is .60%. AUM equal $1.4 billion and average daily trading volume is 370K shares. As of mid-December 2011 the annual yield was 7.39% and YTD return was -.55%.

PGF Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

Data as of December, 2011
  1. Hsbc Hldgs Pfd: 10.26%
  2. Bk Amer Pfd: 7.22%
  3. Hsbc Hldgs Pfd: 6.04%
  4. Ing Groep N V Pfd: 5.22%
  5. Jpmorgan Chase Pfd: 4.88%
  6. Wells Fargo & Co, San Francisco Ca Pfd: 4.86%
  7. Metlife Pfd: 4.72%
  8. Credit Suisse Guernsey Brh Pfd: 4.61%
  9. Bk Amer Pfd: 4.48%
  10. Ing Groep Nv Pfd: 3.49%

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