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Master Limited Partnerships

Master limited partnership (MLP) investments offer a simple value proposition: tax-advantaged high yields and strong recession-resistant growth potential.

MLPs allow investors to defer much of their personal income tax liability for years into the future or, in many cases, indefinitely. Unlike regular corporations, a master limited partnership doesn’t pay traditional corporate-level tax. Instead, these partnerships pass through the majority of their income to investors in the form of regular quarterly distributions. In other words, 80 to 90 percent of the distribution you receive from the MLP is tax-deferred.

Learn more about how to add master limited partnerships to your portfolio with the latest in-depth analysis in the archive below. For a detailed understanding of the MLPs, including what they do, how they are taxed and the best plays to consider for your portfolio, check out our free guide: MLPs: High Yields and Low Taxes.

Most Loved Partnerships

Some of the MLPs rated highest by Wall Street analysts are ones we wouldn’t go near.

Avoid This Sneaky MLP Tax

Growth incentives paid to sponsors can dramatically reduce investor returns. Here are the partnerships that don’t play this game.

Hoegh Sweet It Is

The owner of floating LNG import terminals is poised to ride the boom in liquefied gas shipments.

These Signals Delivered Loud ‘16 Gains

MLP Profits subscribers bought the lows in MLPs as well as natural gas thanks to two key indicators.

Enviva Looking Chipper

Our March pick now leads all MLPs over the last year as demand for its clean-burning wood pellets expands.

Cooking With Natural Gas

The big recent gains reflect slowing supply and growing demand, and our top picks are outperforming.

Propane Trade Heating Up

Prices are rising again after two unusually warm winters, and distribution MLPs have already had quite a run.  

In Debt to Linn’s Example

The string of bankruptcies by drilling MLPs shows the hazards of excessive leverage.

No Regrets on Linn Energy

Urging subscribers to sell the now bankrupt driller in 2013 proved a great call, even though the probe that prompted it ultimately fizzled. 

Few Finer Than Ciner

The soda ash supplier has been one of the top MLP performers over the past year. 

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