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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.


Profit from General Knowledge

Income-seeking investors should consider the universe of pure-play general partners, a niche segment that comprises 12 names–six corporations and six publicly traded partnerships or limited liability companies. Although these names generally sport lower yields than the limited partnerships they manage, their superior distribution growth can generate impressive total returns. 

Near-Term Oversupply to Put LNG Tankers’ Day-Rates under Pressure

Specialized vessels that transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) have been one of the lone bright spots in the marine-transport industry, thanks to rising demand in China and other emerging markets and a upsurge in Japanese imports in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. But the day-rates earned by these vessels will come under pressure in the near term.

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      Founder and Chief Analyst: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor

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      Founder and Chief Analyst: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor

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      Managing Editor: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor