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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.

Full Hearts, Thin Yields

Investors have bid the highest-growth MLPs to levels that raise the odds of a steep correction.

Emerge, Phillips 66 Lead Strong MLP Gains

Other fracking sand and refinery logistics partnerships also did well in the first half of the year. Meanwhile, Shell paved the way for the first MLP launch by an oil major.

Stingy Viper Soars, Foresight Found Lacking

Two recent IPOs highlighted investors’ preference for growth over yield.

YieldCos: The Pseudo-MLP

While Congress keeps the MLP Parity Act gathering dust, Wall Street’s creative tax planners have devised a shortcut for renewable energy income plays.

Seadrill Partners Grows in Parent’s Shadow

The offshore driller’s yielding less than its leveraged parent, but distributions are growing quickly. 

Two May IPOs Off to Fast Starts

Demand for new MLP plays remains high, with an offshoot from an operator of LNG carriers and a refinery logistics provider enjoying strong market debuts.        

The Upside of Alternative Energy MLPs

With enabling legislation stuck in Congress, a new report depicts a bright future should it pass. Plus: an update on Oiltanking Partners for subscribers.

Not Much Growth for the Money at Enable

The most valuable MLP offered in an IPO is off to a fast start despite a flattish cash flow forecast. Plus: deal updates on Energy Transfer and Kinder Morgan for MLP Profits subscribers.

No Letup for Last Year’s Top IPO

Phillips 66 Partners keeps rallying despite a tiny yield as investors bet on rapid growth. Late buyers have to wonder how much gas remains in the tank. Plus: new advice on Kinder Morgan for subscribers.

Shelter Your Investment Income with MLPs

The sector plows profits into high-yielding, tax-deferred payouts.

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