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Investing Topics: MLPs

Are Midstream MLPs Still Safe for Conservative Investors?

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 20, 2015
Some investors worry that the MLP structure itself has a fatal flaw, a concern that reflects the market’s tendency to view the group as a whole during times of panic. Examining the factors at play in the recent correction can help to identify the pockets of risk and the best-positioned names for when the market returns to its senses and focuses on individual stories.

Making Sense of the Marcellus Shale’s Midstream Madness

By Peter Staas on Sep. 6, 2014
The stakes are high for the masters of midstream, particularly in the Northeast where surging output of natural gas has overwhelmed local demand and existing takeaway capacity, depressing the prices at Pennsylvania’s Leidy Hub relative to the Henry Hub in Louisiana.

Four Takeaways from the Year’s Biggest Acquisition in the Energy Patch

By Peter Staas on Jul. 4, 2014

On June 16, 2014, Williams Companies announced an agreement to acquire Global Infrastructure Partners’ 50 percent general-partner interest and 27 percent equity interest in Access Midstream Partners LP for $5.995 billion. We examine four key takeaways from this deal for MLP investors. 

Special Opportunities: MLP IPOs

By Elliott H. Gue on Feb. 25, 2014

Paying attention to the pipeline of prospective master limited partnerships (MLP) gives savvy investors an opportunity to lock in high yields on names that offer the best upside potential.

MLPs often outperform in their early years, as their smaller asset bases make it easier to move the needle on cash flow and distribution growth.

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