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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.

Big Returns for Midstream Oil and Gas Companies

The MLPs that are best-positioned to benefit from rising onshore oil and NGL production are those with existing infrastructure in the hottest plays--the barriers to entry are steep.

Big Profits from Pipelines

I’ve always liked pipeline stocks. I’ve been a particularly big fan the past couple of years. Now--with a bidding war heating up for one of the largest pipeline companies after a two-month-old stock market-wide selloff--I’m more bullish than ever.

Buy the Correction

We scrutinize three of the model Portfolios recent laggards for fundamantal weakness and find that the growth stories for all three names remain intact.

MLPs on Sale

The market has overreacted to rumors of a proposed change in how master limited partnerships are taxed. Bargain hunters can scoop up our favorite names on the cheap.

Portfolios: Growth Still on Track

All first-quarter earnings numbers for MLP Profits Portfolio Holdings are now in. The good news is, well, more good news.

MLPs: Another Opportunity to Buy This Summer

Here are three reasons why MLPs should be at the top of your shopping list.

MLP IPOs: Big Income from New Stocks

Older master limited partnerships (MLP) don’t necessarily offer the best distribution growth potential. In many cases, MLPs grow distributions at the fastest rate in their first two years as public companies.

MLPs and Taxation: A Quick Refresher for Tax Season

Partnerships are highly tax-advantaged securities, but these advantages can easily become disadvantages if investors don’t understand the basics of MLP taxation.

MLPs: There’s Still Upside If You Look For It

Short-term tactical moves executed in a context of fear-driven action by the majority can set you up for substantial long-term total returns.

3/22/11: Buying MLPs: Patience Pays

One investor I know waited and waited but got executed on his “dream” buy price. He’s up 26.8 percent on his position.

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