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Investing Topics: MLPs

The Appeal of Investing in MLPs

Despite the dramatic changes that have occurred in the universe of publicly trade partnerships since the 1980s, the basic appeal of this security class to investors has remained the same: above-average yields and significant tax advantages. These qualities, coupled with the current market environment and investor psychology, explain the increasing popularity of publicly traded partnerships.

November Brings the Pain

Master limited partnerships (MLP) struggled in the first two weeks of November 2012, with our equal-weighted index of every energy-focused MLPs giving up 7.36 percent between Nov. 1 and Nov. 16. By comparison, the S&P 500 rallied 7.33 percent over the same period. What prompted this sudden wave of selling?

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