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.
Don't believe the hype. Energy-focused master limited partnerships aren't overvalued.
Strong fundamentals mean that MLPs aren't overvalued.
The MLPP Safety Rating System is the backbone of our portfolio selection process.
Solid distributions and realistic takeover opportunities make publicly traded general partners attractive right now. Here are several that make sense whether a buyout offer emerges or not.
New equity offerings by MLPs provide opportunities to establish or add to positions on the cheap. And they typically point to rising distributions, too.
Just because MLPs have performed well doesn’t mean they’re overvalued. But as always, it pays to be selective and patient.
The average return for MLP Profits Portfolio Holdings is beating the S&P 500 and the Alerian MLP Index. Do not chase recommendations that trade above our buy targets.
Master limited partnerships are reporting strong second-quarter results; roughly 70 percent paid out higher distributions this quarter than a year ago. In the past two issues of MLP Profits, we’ve covered quarterly results from six MLPs. Here’s a rundown of six more.
Three Aggressive Holdings reported second-quarter results. Their numbers, and a distribution increase from a Conservative Holding, confirm that this earnings season is shaping up well for the MLP Profits Portfolio.
Over the past few months investment banks have launched a slew of exchange-traded notes and exchange-traded funds that focus on master limited partnerships (MLP). Although this bodes well for liquidity and valuations, investors should be wary of investing in some of these new offerings.