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Investing Topics: Pipelines

High-Yield MLPs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly — Part 1

With more than two dozen non-upstream MLPs yielding more than 8 percent, many investors who followed our leading during the bloodbath of 2008-09 wonder whether they should buy the dip. We kick the tires on half these high yielders to determine which ones to buy, hold and sell. Remember that our favorite MLPs appear in our Model Portfolios.

IPO Analysis: Columbia Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE: CPPL)

Columbia Pipeline Partners LP’s (NYSE CPPL) initial asset base comprises midstream infrastructure accumulated by NiSource (NYSE: NI) when the utility industry consolidated in the 1990s. We highlight our favorite way to add exposure to this growth story.

Midstream Madness

Midstream names have regained a good chunk of their losses over the past few days, but investors still have questions about the extent to which the recent retrenchment in crude-oil prices will affect their growth prospects. We highlight our favorites.

International Update

Our International Portfolio has fared well since its inception, with our conservative allocation generating a total return of 31.3 percent and our aggressive strategy overcoming an unprofitable bet on Just Energy (TSX: JE, NYSE: JE) to post a 12.4 percent gain. Seven of our picks have posted total returns of more than 30 percent. We round up the highlights from their second-quarter results and add a new name to our International Coverage Universe.

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