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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.

From Canada With Pipelines

Two MLPs sponsored by Alberta midstream giants soared on dropdown plans and hopes last week, while the usual suspects lost ground.

MLPs Minting Gains Amid Shale Revival

The dramatic surge in domestic oil and gas output powered by the recent technological advances has created great opportunities for income investors.

Two New MLPs to Join the Party

The operator of crude and ethanol rail terminals and a Marcellus midstream operator have filed preliminary documents for initial public offerings. {For MLP Profits version only→ Plus: a Buckeye Partners update,}

Fertilizer MLPs at Rock Bottom?

Risky variable distribution MLPs can be rewarding, but only if you buy when business stinks.

Another LNG Play Steams Ahead

In addition to transporting liquefied natural gas, Hoegh LNG Partners provides the floating terminals that turn it back into a gas at the destination.

Kinder Merger: When Less Is Much More

Despite the premiums on offer, longer-term merger math favors KMI and corporate insiders.

Kinder Morgan Merger Twist

The general partner's unprecedented acquisition of its MLP affiliates finds a novel way to create value for insiders and other shareholders.

A Risk Worth Pursuing

Investors need a game plan for when things go wrong, and it starts with knowing when to cut losses. But patience with natural gas plays is likely to be rewarded in the long run. [add in MLPP version only:] Plus: a Targa earnings update.

Three New MLPs Headed to Market

Corporate spin-offs of partnership interests in chemicals, terminals and offshore rigs should draw bids given the solid projected yields.

Natural Gas Opportunities for MLP Investors

Soaring US production and the heavy slate of export projects hold great promise for those able to properly price the considerable risks.

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