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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.

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Publicly Traded Partnerships (PTPs)

Q: Do all the Publicly Traded Partnerships (PTPs) you recommend send out K-1s each year to all shareholders or does each shareholder have to access the websites in order to get the information needed?

Maritime Rules

The shipping business is well-suited for master limited partnerships (MLP), and several companies in our coverage universe are involved in the industry. The key to investing in maritime transport MLPs is to look for firms that have signed time charter contracts and have little exposure to spot rates or expiring contracts.

Solid Income

Rising distributions with limited risk are what set apart MLP Profits Conservative Holdings. We look for MLPs primarily that own and operate energy infrastructure, such as pipelines and storage facilities that generate a steady stream of fees.

The Great Gas Boom

When investors think of natural gas production, the first regions that come to mind are Russia, the Middle East and, perhaps, parts of Africa. It might surprise many to learn that the US is actually the second-largest gas producer in the world and, perhaps more importantly, the fastest-growing producer.

In The Loop

Every week we review our selections under a different segment of our MLP Profits Portfolio, alternating between “Conservative,” “Growth” and “Aggressive.” But sometimes an event will occur during off weeks or even in between issues that merits your attention. That’s where our “Alerts” section comes in. Generally, we’ll be keeping you in the loop regarding [...]

K-1s before April 15th

Q: I am interested in partnerships but I notice by my work as a tax preparer that many partnerships do not issue their K-1s before April 15th and I am not sure if it is worth the trouble to have to file extensions each year. Are there certain partnerships that are good investments that generally issue their K-1s before April 15th?

Q & A

Q: What is a Master Limited Partnership

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