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Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Jun 23, 2022

AMLP is a passive ETF by SS&C tracking the investment results of the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index. AMLP launched on Aug 23, 2010 and has a 0.90% expense ratio.

ETF Info

Inception DateAug 23, 2010
RegionNorth America (U.S.)
Expense Ratio0.90%
Index TrackedAlerian MLP Infrastructure Index
ETF Home Pagewww.alpsfunds.com
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size


Asset Class Style


Trading Data

Previous Close$34.00
Year Range$29.34 - $42.17
EMA (50)$38.06
EMA (200)$35.59
Average Volume$3.39M

AMLPShare Price Chart

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Alerian MLP ETF on Aug 26, 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $11,250 for a total return of roughly 12.50%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

AMLP (Alerian MLP ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AMLPReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized


AMLPMonthly Returns Heatmap

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AMLPSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current Alerian MLP ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.00. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

AMLP (Alerian MLP ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AMLPDividend History

Alerian MLP ETF granted a 8.47% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $2.88 per share.


Dividend yield


AMLPDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.

AMLP (Alerian MLP ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AMLPWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Alerian MLP ETF. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the Alerian MLP ETF is 77.19%, recorded on Mar 18, 2020. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.



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-77.19%Sep 2, 20141396Mar 18, 2020
-12.88%Apr 29, 201170Aug 8, 201180Nov 30, 2011150
-9.74%Feb 27, 201269Jun 4, 201283Oct 1, 2012152
-6.15%Oct 18, 201219Nov 15, 201236Jan 9, 201355
-5.36%Jul 16, 201345Sep 17, 201372Dec 30, 2013117
-5.06%May 23, 201322Jun 24, 201312Jul 11, 201334
-4.23%Mar 1, 201111Mar 15, 201127Apr 21, 201138
-3.61%Jul 2, 201425Aug 6, 20146Aug 14, 201431
-2.36%Nov 10, 201028Dec 20, 20108Dec 31, 201036
-2.25%Jan 2, 20147Jan 10, 201414Jan 31, 201421

AMLPVolatility Chart

Current Alerian MLP ETF volatility is 48.38%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.

AMLP (Alerian MLP ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)


SymbolInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. Yield
MLPAApr 18, 20120.46%7.66%-0.54%8.05%Compare AMLP and MLPA

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