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.
Some offshore shipping partnerships have elected to be taxed in the US as corporations while sheltering on Pacific atolls.
Unless the recent stream of corporate MLP spinoffs turns into a tidal wave, a Canadian-style ban seems unlikely. Plus: chat followups on five partnerships.
The MLP Parity Act remains stymied by legislative gridlock. Plus: chat follow-ups on Regency and Golar LNG, and an Energy Transfer Equity update for subscribers.
Some closed-end funds invested in the space are selling well below their asset value. But they may be cheap for a reason. Plus: Boardwalk blows up.
Cold weather, a wet crop and rising exports have combined to leave the vital fuel in short supply. But the four big distributors won’t profit equally.
Readers sought our help with two groups of MLPs, and Robert has the answers. Plus: a portfolio update on EQT Midstream for subscribers.
Fast-growing incentives tend to trump the lower yield. Plus: chat follow-ups on AmeriGas and Legacy and a Kinder Morgan earnings update for subscribers.
If interest rates continue to rise, some of the biggest recent winners among MLPs could struggle.
Most MLPs are well-hedged against downside commodity moves, but nitrogen and natural gas producers have plenty of upside.
Investment MLPs like Icahn Enterprises led the way over the last year, while fertilizer suppliers stunk up the joint.