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OEFs and ETFs capturing Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

edited November 8 in Fund Discussions
This is the one Congress passed Friday late evening. Are you aware of any funds that showed in their price movement today indicating their slant to constituents that might benefit from this new legislation?

I checked the M* infrastructure category and none of the funds' price movement today suggest benefitting from this Act. It is possible the funds already captured the benefit when the Senate passed the bill a while ago or M* daily price updates are stale, as usual.

Some clean energy ETFs are up nicely but they have been considerably off their 52 week high. Of the S&P sector funds, XLB performed the best today with a gain of 1.25%. XES - Oil & Gas services subsector fund happens to be up 1.79%.

Thanks.

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  • PAVE and IFRA seem to be worth a look. Maybe another member can suggest an OEF.
  • edited November 9
    Stocks per MarketWatch
    https://www.marketwatch.com/discover?stackid=d848c2a2876e40432768c273f5448e67&siteid=nwhpm#https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/5-infrastructure-stocks-to-buy-now-that-bidens-bill-has-been-passed-according-to-jefferies-11636386524?mod=dist_mw_email

    I DO NOT endorse these USN&WR rankings, but for
    MFs:
    https://money.usnews.com/funds/search?category=infrastructure&mutual-funds=true

    ETFs:
    https://money.usnews.com/funds/etfs/rankings/infrastructure

    Stock and Bond Infrastructure MFs per Fido
    Fund Name (63 matches)View a detailed profile of the fund.
    FNSTX Summary - Fidelity ® Infrastructure FundNo Transaction Fee
    AIAFX Summary - Aberdeen Global Infrastructure Fund Class ANo Transaction Fee
    AIFRX Summary - Aberdeen Global Infrastructure Fund Institutional Class
    BGLAX Summary - Brookfield Global Listed Infrastructure Fund Class A
    BGLCX Summary - Brookfield Global Listed Infrastructure Fund Class C
    MLXAX Summary - Catalyst Energy Infrastructure Fund Class A
    MLXCX Summary - Catalyst Energy Infrastructure Fund Class C
    MLXIX Summary - Catalyst Energy Infrastructure Fund Class I
    RGIVX Summary - ClearBridge Global Infrastructure Income Fund Class I
    DHINX Summary - Centre Global Infrastructure Fund Institutional Class
    DHIVX Summary - Centre Global Infrastructure Fund Investor ClassNo Transaction Fee
    CSUAX Summary - Cohen & Steers Global Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Class ANo Transaction Fee
    CSUIX Summary - Cohen & Steers Global Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Class I
    NXGAX Summary - Cushing ® NextGen Infrastructure Fund Class A Shares
    NXGNX Summary - Cushing ® NextGen Infrastructure Fund Class I Shares
    BILDX Summary - DoubleLine Infrastructure Income Fund Class I
    BILTX Summary - DoubleLine Infrastructure Income Fund Class NNo Transaction Fee
    TOLLX Summary - DWS RREEF Global Infrastructure Fund - Class ANo Transaction Fee
    TOLCX Summary - DWS RREEF Global Infrastructure Fund - Class C
    TOLIX Summary - DWS RREEF Global Infrastructure Fund - Class Inst
    ECOIX Summary - Ecofin Global Renewables Infrastructure Fund Institutional Class
    FMSSX Summary - Frontier MFG Select Infrastructure Fund Service Class
    FMGIX Summary - Frontier MFG Core Infrastructure Fund Institutional Class
    FCIVX Summary - Frontier MFG Core Infrastructure Fund Service Class
    GLEAX Summary - Goldman Sachs Energy Infrastructure Fund Class A SharesNo Transaction Fee
    GLPAX Summary - Goldman Sachs MLP Energy Infrastructure Fund Class ANo Transaction Fee
    GLPCX Summary - Goldman Sachs MLP Energy Infrastructure Fund Class C
    ICBMX Summary - ICON Natural Resources and Infrastructure Fund Institutional
    ICBAX Summary - ICON Natural Resources and Infrastructure Fund Investor ClassNo Transaction Fee
    GIZAX Summary - Invesco Global Infrastructure Fund Class ANo Transaction Fee
    GIZCX Summary - Invesco Global Infrastructure Fund Class C
    JEEBX Summary - JHancock Infrastructure Fund Class ANo Transaction Fee
    JEEIX Summary - JHancock Infrastructure Fund Class I
    KARIX Summary - Kayne Anderson Renewable Infrastructure Fund Class I
    KARRX Summary - Kayne Anderson Renewable Infrastructure Fund Class RetailNo Transaction Fee
    GLFOX Summary - Lazard Global Listed Infrastructure Portfolio Open SharesNo Transaction Fee
    GLIFX Summary - Lazard Global Listed Infrastructure Portfolio Institutional Shares
    VCRAX Summary - MainStay CBRE Global Infrastructure Fund Class ANo Transaction Fee
    VCRCX Summary - MainStay CBRE Global Infrastructure Fund Class C
    VCRIX Summary - MainStay CBRE Global Infrastructure Fund Class I
    MGVAX Summary - MainStay MacKay U.S. Infrastructure Bond Fund Class ANo Transaction Fee
    MCSGX Summary - MainStay MacKay U.S. Infrastructure Bond Fund Class B
    MGVCX Summary - MainStay MacKay U.S. Infrastructure Bond Fund Class C
    MGOIX Summary - MainStay MacKay U.S. Infrastructure Bond Fund Class I
    MTIPX Summary - Morgan Stanley Institutional Fund, Inc. Global Infrastructure Portfolio Class ANo Transaction Fee
    MTIIX Summary - Morgan Stanley Institutional Fund, Inc. Global Infrastructure Portfolio Class I
    NMFIX Summary - Northern Multi-Manager Global Listed Infrastructure Fund
    FGIAX Summary - Nuveen Global Infrastructure Fund Class ANo Transaction Fee
    FGNCX Summary - Nuveen Global Infrastructure Fund Class C
    PXDIX Summary - Pax Global Sustainable Infrastructure Fund Institutional Class
    PGJAX Summary - PGIM Jennison Global Infrastructure Fund- Class A
    PGJCX Summary - PGIM Jennison Global Infrastructure Fund- Class C
    PGJZX Summary - PGIM Jennison Global Infrastructure Fund- Class Z
    RMLPX Summary - Recurrent MLP & Infrastructure Fund Class I
    SMAPX Summary - Salient MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund Class A
    SMFPX Summary - Salient MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund Class C
    SMLPX Summary - Salient MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund Class I
    TMLAX Summary - Transamerica Energy Infrastructure Class ANo Transaction Fee
    TMCLX Summary - Transamerica Energy Infrastructure Class C
    TMLPX Summary - Transamerica Energy Infrastructure Class I
    PGUAX Summary - Virtus Duff & Phelps Global Infrastructure Fund Class ANo Transaction Fee
    PGUCX Summary - Virtus Duff & Phelps Global Infrastructure Fund Class C
    PGIUX Summary - Virtus Duff & Phelps Global Infrastructure Fund Class I
  • edited November 9
    Also, a snippet from Barron's Review & Preview dated 11/05/21 follows.

    FWIW, our only specific play in the whole infrastructure/climate change/EV areas is Fido's recently incepted ETF FDRV. Up 11+% in less than a month. Nice bump in it Monday effectively explained in the last paragraph.

    YMMV. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Actual size may vary. Void where prohibited.

    Barron's Excerpt (Bold added):

    ...There was also a more concrete catalyst—quite literally—that boosted stocks today. Late on Friday evening, the House of Representatives passed a package of infrastructure legislation that includes some $550 billion in new spending. It’s part of a bill with a headline amount of roughly $1 trillion going toward investments in American roads, bridges, rail, waterways, electrical grid, high-speed internet, and other public works.

    Investors have had plenty of time to process the implications of the legislation, which passed the Senate months ago. Nonetheless, stocks of companies in affected sectors jumped today.

    Steel producers Cleveland-Cliffs and Nucor gained 5.5% and 3.6%, respectively. Vulcan Materials and Martin Marietta Materials, which make cement and asphalt, rose about 5% and 3%. Caterpillar stock added 4%.

    But it was electric-vehicle charging stocks that saw the biggest bump today. ChargePoint Holdings stock closed up 12%, Volta gained 19%, and EVgo added 35%.
  • edited November 9
    Thanks
  • I've been watching FDRV since you brought it up @stillers. I put in a buy at 29 and another at 28. Closed at 29.71 today. We'll see what happens.
  • edited November 10
    MikeM said:

    I've been watching FDRV since you brought it up @stillers. I put in a buy at 29 and another at 28. Closed at 29.71 today. We'll see what happens.

    FDRV had one of its first rough days yesterday that I recall since buying it, in part driven by TSLA's slide.

    IMO, limit orders are a MUST on it despite its increasing avg daily volume. BEWARE of pre/post-market trades - seen some people apparently burned there.

    WAG: Your $29 order might fill, but pretty sure the $28 price is in its rear view mirror (yeah, pun intended) for the time-being at least. FWIW, my cost basis is a little under $27. Its UP ~15% since inception, while I'm UP ~10%.

    If I haven't posted this yet, note that Fido Community Forum thread Electric Vehicles - What's in Your Portfolio has a great discussion on EVs with several posts about FDRV. Lots of bright posters participating on it. I'm just along for the ride (yeah, 'nother pun).

    So are the Bills keeping you on the Edge of Wetness (Thanks, Carnac) this year? Crazy season!
  • Thanks for the reply @stillers. Most importantly, yes the Bills now have me very worried with NE starting to play consistently well. The Bills O-line was down 2 starters and they were the #1 reason for the loss against Jax. Allen was under siege on every play and when that happens he starts making bone-head plays. The 2 remaining games against the Patriots will be pivotal for who wins the division. Hence, my 2nd favorite team next weekend will be the Browns!

    Yes, I noticed the big opening spikes FDRV has had. Once bought (w/a limit order of course) the technology is obviously a long term holding, so buying at 28, 29 or even 30 probably won't matter much in 5 years.
  • @MikeM : You're a little late posting 2 linemen down as myself & 54 others bit the dusty in survival league !
    Go Pack, Minus Rodgers & management
  • msf
    edited November 23
    Alerian Energy Infrastructure (ENFR)? Hard to think of a $62M ETF that's focused on just a slice of infrastructure (energy MLPs) as a main ETF.

    Investopedia's piece seems a bit confused on some details. Its title says that it is about the the best ETFs going forward (best for Q1 2022), but its text says that it is discussing the three ETFs with the best past performance.

    It says that there are eight non-leveraged, non-inverse infrastructure funds with AUM over $50M. US News does indeed identify eight ETFs north of $50M: IFRA, TOLZ, PAVE, NFRA, GII, IGF, VPN, and SIMS. ENFR isn't among these eight. Is Investopedia's count wrong or it is mistaken in viewing ENFR as an infrastructure ETF?

    From the piece's citations, it seems the writer merely ran this screen on etfdb and picked the three equity ETFs with the best one year returns. In doing so, he missed a better performing ETF.

    FWIW, etfdb does not consider funds like ENFR to be infrastructure funds. Nor do M* and Lipper. Here's etfdb's list of infrastructure ETFs. If one is going to consider such funds (I'm not opining one way or the other), then ISTM that one would be writing about Global X MLP and Energy Infrastructure (MLPX) rather than ENFR.

    MLPX is a real player (the same size as IFRA), it's in the same energy MLP space as ENFR (having the same top 11 holdings in common), it outperformed ENFR over the chosen one year period by about 1½%; it has better long term risk adjusted performance (4* vs 3* for ENFR), and its bid/ask spread is about 1/5 that of ENFR (from Fidelity pages).

    If one is investing based on the just signed infrastructure bill, then it might make sense to focus on domestic funds. If one is investing longer term or seeking greater diversification, then some global funds though not recent standouts might merit a second look.

    Here's a recent Kiplinger piece discussing two global infrastructure ETFs along with PAVE.
    https://www.kiplinger.com/investing/etfs/602631/infrastructure-etfs-trillions-spending

    And a US News piece (via WTOP) giving nice one paragraph summaries about what distinguishes each of seven infrastructure funds. It includes MLPX. It also includes SPDR S&P Transportation (XTN). If one is going to consider an ETF (or two) focused on energy infrastructure, then I suppose why not consider an ETF focused on transportation.
    https://wtop.com/news/2021/09/7-infrastructure-etfs-to-cash-in-on-1-trillion-bill/

    P.S. For a totally contrarian (pure foreign), high risk (China focused), dare I say wacko option, there's OBOR - One Belt, One Road. And yet, it's a five star fund, and a lot less volatile than PAVE.
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