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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.

The Top MLPs of 2014

Despite a broad decline in the energy sector, midstream MLPs performed extremely well in 2014.

The Bad and the Ugly of 2014

Many MLPs have been hard hit by the drop in energy prices, but the worst punched their own ticket to the bottom of the pile.

Future Tense for MLPs

My 2015 predictions include a muted recovery, more deals and continuing troubles for Linn Energy.

High Plains Lifters

Two partnerships shipping natural gas across the northern Plains have proven resilient to the crash in oil prices.

Searching for Value Among Upstream MLPs

The crash in oil prices has taken a fearsome toll on this high-risk, high-yield sector. We highlight likely pockets of value and make two picks for MLP Profits subscribers.

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.

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