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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.

Parsing Kinder’s Money Problems

The midstream bellwether is struggling after slashing the dividend but its problems are hardly unique. 

As Sellers Surrender, Better Days Near

While MLPs are down huge amid slumping energy prices and tax selling, their steady cash flows will fuel a brighter future. 

The Loud Message of Fat Yields

Dramatic yield spikes like the current one have signaled powerful rallies in the past. 

Upstream Still Getting Creamed

Production partnerships remain a no-go zone as OPEC shows no sign of slowing output.

The Yieldcos Stumble

Pitched as renewable energy’s answer to MLPs, the once red-hot yield vehicles now look like burned toast.

A Noble Undertaking

The Colorado driller is looking to break a long hiatus for MLP IPOs.

Enterprise Awash in Liquids; Profit Sinks

The leading MLP reported weaker earnings but extended a decade-long streak of distribution hikes. 

Dividend Warning Not Kind to Kinder

Next year’s payout will grow more slowly than previously promised, and the market was none too pleased. It likely overreacted.

The Quarterly MLP Report Card

The sector flunked the test of plunging oil prices but did yield a few oddball winners. 

New Pipelines Beckon in the Bakken

While crude output is down only slightly in this key shale basin, rail shipments have sagged with the addition of new pipes.

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