Tortoise’s Take on Energy in Forbes

Energy Is Getting A ‘Green Flag’ From Investors, At Mid-Year

Now that we’ve reached midyear, we thought it would be good to highlight a few topics that are driving the energy markets in 2016.
Investors who dove into an energy market at the beginning of the year found the water was murky and the sea was very choppy. As a matter of fact, early in the year, many market analysts raised a red flag when recommending investments in the energy sector due to the uncertainty of several technical and non-technical undercurrents swirling around the energy sector. As the year has unfolded, a red flag has been replaced by a green flag as the water has become clearer and the sea appears calmer. For example, during the first quarter of 2016, the MLP sector, as represented by the Tortoise MLP Index®, experienced moves up or down by 2% or more during half of the 61 trading days. In the second quarter, these 2% moves were much less common with MLPs only moving 2% or more in one out of every four trading days.
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