More importantly, under the new law, taxable income for MLP investors is now allowed a 20% deduction, which when coupled with a lowered maximum individual tax rate of 37% vs. 39.6% prior results in a tax liability for MLP investors of approximately ~$30 vs.~$40 on $100 of taxable income. In short, we see the new tax regime as a net positive for MLP investors.
20 Biggest Cash Cows
Ticker Fund Name ER AUM ($B) Implied Annual Revenue ($)
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 0.33% 81.72 269,676,000
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets 0.70% 38.12 266,840,000
SPY SPDR S&P 500 Trust 0.09% 247.8 223,020,000
GLD SPDR Gold Trust 0.40% 34.82 139,280,000
AMLP Alerian MLP ETF 1.42% 9.65 137,030,000