#2: UBS E-Tracs Alerian Infrastructure MLP (MLPI)

MLPI follows the index of the same name. It 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 March 2010. The expense ratio is .85%. AUM equal $215 million and average daily trading volume is 48K shares. As of mid-January 2012 the annual dividend yield was 4.90% and YTD return was -.87%. The trailing 12 month return was 12.75%.

 

 

#3: PowerShares Emerging Markets Infrastructure ETF (PXR)

 

PXR follows the S-Network Emerging Infrastructure Builders Index which includes construction and engineering, machinery, materials, heavy electrical equipment, mining and industrial machinery and steel. The fund was launched in October 2008. The expense ratio is .75%. AUM equal $117 million and average daily trading volume is 25K shares. As of mid-January 2012 the annual dividend yield was 1.75% and YTD return 5.14%. The trailing 12 month return was -27%

Data as of First Quarter 2012

PXR Top Ten Holdings& Weightings
  1. Caterpillar Inc (CAT): 3.69%
  2. ABB, Ltd. (ABBN): 3.27%
  3. Anhui Conch Cement Company Limited (00914): 3.12%
  4. Vale S.A. ADR (VALE): 2.77%
  5. Dongfang Electric Corporation Limited (01072): 2.71%
  6. Atlas Copco (ATCO A): 2.60%
  7. Taiwan Cement Corp. (1101): 2.56%
  8. Jiangxi Copper Company Limited (00358): 2.42%
  9. Dialog Group Berhad: 2.37%
  10. MMC Norilsk Nickel ADR (NILSY): 2.37%

 

 

#4: iShares Emerging Markets Infrastructure ETF (EMIF)

 

EMIF follows the S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index. The fund was launched in June 2009. The expense ratio is .75%. AUM equal $105 million and average daily trading volume is less than 22K shares. As of mid-January 2012 the annual dividend yield was 3.15% and YTD return 4.50%. The trailing 12 month return was -10.89%.

Data as of First Quarter 2012

EMIF Top Ten Holdings & Weightings
  1. Ultrapar Holdings Inc ADR (UGP): 12.99%
  2. Energy Company of Minas Gerais ADR (CIG): 8.22%
  3. China Merchants Holdings (International) Co., Ltd. (00144): 7.27%
  4. Cez A.S., Praha: 5.87%
  5. CPFL Energy SA ADR (CPL): 5.80%
  6. China Oilfield Services Limited (02883): 5.27%
  7. Cosco Pacific Ltd. (01199): 4.55%
  8. Korea Electric Power Corp ADR (KEP): 4.19%
  9. iShares MSCI Malaysia Index: 4.07%
  10. National Electricity Company of Chile, Inc. ADR (EOC): 4.00%

 

#5: EG Shares Brazil Infrastructure ETF (BRXX)

BRXX follows the INDXX Brazil Infrastructure Index which consists of the 30 leading companies that INDXX, LLC deems to represent the infrastructure sector in Brazil. The fund was launched in February 2010. The expense ratio is .85%. AUM equal $70 million and average daily trading volume is less than 23K shares. As of mid-January 2012 the annual dividend yield was 4.50% and YTD return of 4.92%. The trailing 12 month return was -9.35%.

Data as of First Quarter 2012

BRXX Top Ten Holdings & Weightings
  1. CPFL Energy SA (CPFE3): 5.99%
  2. CESP - Cia Energetica de Sao Paulo Pfd Shs -B- (CESP6): 5.85%
  3. Ultrapar Holdings Inc (UGPA3): 5.62%
  4. CCR SA (CCRO3): 5.44%
  5. Telefonica Brasil Pfd: 5.16%
  6. Embraer S.A. (EMBR3): 4.83%
  7. Basic Sanitation Company of the State of Sao Paulo (SBSP3): 4.62%
  8. Tractebel Energia S.A. (TBLE3): 4.56%
  9. Gerdau SA (GGBR3): 4.39%
  10. All America Latina Logistica SA (ALLL3): 4.33%

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