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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.

Gas MLPs Delivering on Bottom Line

Amid the wailing over low oil prices, EQT Midstream and Spectra Energy Partners posted strong quarterly results. Plus: Energy Transfer’s Lousy Timing.

Gas Giant on the Prairie

The Permian basin and its leading gas processor DCP Midstream are weathering this slump.

A Broken Record on Broken Models

The shrillest critics of MLPs fail to acknowledge their significant tax advantages and resilience in energy busts. 

‘We’re In Total Insanity Mode’

An MLP veteran and fund manager says prices and yields have disconnected from reality.

Some Bright Spots in the Gloom

High-growth MLPs and those focused on renewable energy outperformed in the fourth quarter. 

Refiners Shine in Ugly Year for MLPs

Income investors also found shelter in cemeteries and amusement parks while the drilling partnerships foundered. 

Congress Spreads Some Cheer

The new federal spending bill rewards renewable energy and oil producers at the expense of the refiners.  

A Basket Approach to MLPs

Amid uncertainty, sometimes it's better to buy the whole sector.

Landmark in a Hole

The unusual MLP has had a tough year, but offers a rich yield backed by leases of land for cell towers and billboards. 

Parsing Kinder’s Money Problems

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

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