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Peter Staas is managing editor of the Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor. He earned a BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton and co-authored a textbook about real estate valuation models that’s used by federal bank examiners. Peter Staas also served as managing editor of Personal Finance, MLP Profits and The Energy Strategist, where he honed his understanding of global energy markets under the tutelage of investing experts Elliott Gue and Roger Conrad.

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Talk of an MLP Bubble is Premature

Fear-mongering elements within the financial media have raised the specter of a bubble in energy-focused master limited partnerships. We examine the validity of these claims, highlight some of the bigger-picture risks to the MLP party and emphasize the importance of looking beyond distribution yields to the potential risks and rewards embedded in your portfolio.

M&A Activity in MLP Space Remains Robust

Over the past decade, the current universe of publicly traded partnerships has closed 682 transactions–a total value of $226.72 billion. Deal flow has been particularly robust over the past three years, reaching a record $47.6 billion in 2010. With the group having completed or announced $25 billion worth of acquisitions thus far in 2013, we expect transaction volume and value in the MLP space to be on par with recent years. 

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