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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.

A 21% Yield You Should Avoid

An MLP fund billed as an actively managed ETF is making generous distributions not supported by the long-term portfolio fundamentals or its eventual tax obligations. Yield hogs will eventually pay the price.

Rising Income in the Pipeline

MLPs are down on the  year, but the recent momentum swing opened the door to a second-half comeback.

Take Your Capital and Shove It

When an income investing relationship goes bad, look out below.

Yield Chasers Beware

Double-digit yields are nice in theory.

Yield-Chasing in Reverse

Some MLPs are approaching correction territory, so we’re looking to add to our holdings.

An MLP Hits the Buffet

MPLX is about to get all it can eat—and then some.

Trump Card a Winner for Disputed Pipeline

After a spectacular year for many smaller MLPs the giants finally look ready to rumble.

An Overflow of News on Pipelines

A big merger and signs of progress for a controversial project boosted MLPs in the last week, but not everyone had something to cheer.

Hot Year in Store for Energy

My crystal ball shows higher oil and natural gas prices this year, along with gains for pipeline stocks amid general skepticism.

From Worst to First and Best to Cursed

MLPs rode a broad recovery in 2016, but not everyone’s luck changed for the better.

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