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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.

Debt Is Not Your Enemy

Critics of MLPs overlook their heavy spending needs and the advantages of borrowing the money rather than selling equity.

IPO Record In Sights

Offerings from providers of fracking sand and midstream services join the race to raise capital while cheap supplies last.

Tankers, Towers and Pipes Cram IPO Pipeline

Four more income-producing partnerships should go public soon, including one spun off by a Marcelus driller not far removed from its own initial public offering.

Another Thoroughbred In Starting Gate

The MLP spinoff of Antero Resources will be hard-pressed to match Shell Midstream’s debut, but stirring growth prospects should push its price higher.

Shell’s Midstream Spinoff Set to Swell

The first MLP IPO by an oil supermajor is likely to see strong investor demand despite a lofty price.

3 More IPOs to Test Volatile Market

A major midstream player in the Utica and the Marcellus and an owner of containerships are among the offerings on deck in a busy year for MLP debuts.

Downstream Deliverance Amid Crude Slump

MLPs reliant on oil production got drilled last week, while refining plays fared much better.

Upstream or Up the Creek?

The oil and gas drillers among MLPs have hit a rough patch lately amid falling crude prices. Those focused on natural gas should find it easier to keep paying their lofty yields.

Another IPO Wave Incoming

More MLP offerings are on deck as sponsors exploit strong investor demand.

From Canada With Pipelines

Two MLPs sponsored by Alberta midstream giants soared on dropdown plans and hopes last week, while the usual suspects lost ground.

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