Master Limited Partnerships

Mounting concerns about Spain’s economic mess, combined with poor US employment numbers, are casting a pall over stocks. A silver lining among these clouds: our favorite high-yield US trusts and MLPs have pulled back off recent highs, as we come close to a buying opportunity in these groups.   Read More

Caution remains the prudent strategy, as investors get carried away and mistake a few economic tailwinds for a secular shift. We’ve had a great run, but now's the time to lock in some gains. Read More

I’ve always liked pipeline stocks. I’ve been a particularly big fan the past couple of years. Now--with a bidding war heating up for one of the largest pipeline companies after a two-month-old stock market-wide selloff--I’m more bullish than ever. Read More

In a market where most income-oriented groups offer near record-low yields, investors are starving for income. All MLPs offer market-beating distributions, as well as attractive tax advantages, but fight the temptation to blindly reach for the highest yields. Read More