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.
Recent deals are shaking up the popular family of MLP indexes.
Two chemicals MLPs are enjoying sharply lower feedstock costs without much notice from the market.
Long-suffering fertilizer MLPs have kicked off 2015 with huge gains amid the drop in natural gas prices.
The overlooked refinery logistics MLP has low mileage and a spiffy yield.
Upstream MLPs have regained much ground over the last month, but it’s too early to celebrate and too late to buy.
The first MLP IPO of the new year will test investors’ appetite for another large midstream growth vehicle.
We answer subscriber queries about Energy Transfer, Kinder Morgan and the oil price plunge.
Cheap oil is not an immediate threat to most MLPs, but further declines would likely make them cheaper. Plus: chat followups on ONEOK and Hi-Crush Partners.
Oil this cheap will not last, and when it bounces so should the suppliers of fracking filler.
Oil prices should start to recover this year, but with natural gas depressed as well the entire MLP space must brace for slower growth.