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Investing Topics: Eagle Ford Shale

Focus List Update And Noteworthy Portfolio Developments

Since its reinstatement in early December 2016, the Energy & Income Advisor Focus List has generated an average total return of 9.6 percent, outperforming the S&P 500 Energy Index’s average loss of 4.5 percent over an equivalent holding period. We dig into fourth-quarter results from companies on our Focus List and in our Model Portfolios.

 

Three Growth Themes for MLP Investors

We highlight some of the key growth themes investors should keep in mind as they position for the next few years and highlight the MLP Portfolio holdings that stand to benefit from these opportunities.

Oil Prices, Production Volumes and MLP Investment Strategy

The most recent issue of Energy & Income Advisor, Dusting off the Crystal Ball, laid out our outlook for the stock market, the US economy and the prices of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) over the coming year. These views shape our strategy for investing in master limited partnerships (MLP) in the near term and for the long haul.

06/18/14: Three Portfolio Holdings (WMB, WPZ and ACMP) Walk into a Deal

Model Portfolio holding Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) on June 16 announced an agreement to acquire Global Infrastructure Partners’ 50 percent general-partner interest and 27 percent equity interest in MLP Portfolio holding Access Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: ACMP) for $5.995 billion. At the same time, a second transaction was proposed: the merger of Williams Partners LP (NYSE: WPZ) and Access Midstream Partners.

Takeover Talk in the MLP Space

In recent years, mergers and acquisitions activity has driven outperformance in the MLP space. We live by a hard and fast rule when it comes to investing in potential takeover targets: The stock in question must have other upside drivers to provide a degree of protection if the expected transaction never comes to fruition.

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  • Portfolios & Ratings

    • Model Portfolios

      Balanced portfolios of energy stocks for aggressive and conservative investors.

    • Coverage Universe

      Our take on more than 50 energy-related equities, from upstream to downstream and everything in between.

    • MLP Ratings

      Our assessment of every energy-related master limited partnership.

    • International Coverage Universe

      Roger Conrad’s coverage of more than 70 dividend-paying energy names.

    Experts

    • Roger S. Conrad

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

    • Elliott H. Gue

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

    • Peter Staas

      Managing Editor: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor