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My New Favorite MLP ETF

Written by David Fabian, May 10th, 2017

Income investors have always had an affinity for master limited partnerships, or MLPs.  These unique vehicles offer exposure to the energy sector through a high yield, equity-like security.  Their business models and tax structures are such that they can pass through a great deal of their profits to shareholders in the form of dividends.  This makes them coveted for both their unconventional returns vs stocks or bonds in addition to their healthy income streams. Read more

The Benefits And Risks Of MLP ETFs

Written by David Fabian, June 30th, 2015

Master limited partnerships (or MLPs) have long been favored by income investors for their high yields and non-correlated returns. Most MLPs operate a toll-road style infrastructure of pipelines, storage facilities, and transport for the oil and gas industry. Because of their specific legal structure, they are able to return a high portion of their earnings to shareholders in the form of dividends.

While many investors prefer to own publicly traded MLPs directly, you can also access a basket of these securities through an exchange-traded fund (ETF).  Read the complete article at

The Income Buyers Guide to MLP ETFs

Written by David Fabian, January 29th, 2015

Master limited partnerships, or MLPs, are a unique corner of the energy sector that produce high yields without the strict ties to interest rates. These dividend generating machines are allowed to pass a majority of their profits to shareholders through distributions, which make them attractive for income seekers. In addition, they don’t follow the same price patterns as traditional stocks and bonds, which is a bonus for those looking to diversify or balance a broad mix of assets. Read more

MLP ETFs Find Themselves Guilty By Association

Written by David Fabian, December 10th, 2014

The deleveraging in the energy space continues in earnest and one area that is going down with the ship is master limited partnerships (MLPs). These high yield energy-related securities fell heavily during the October sell off and are once again finding themselves in trouble over the glut of energy stock piles and plunging crude oil prices. Read more

How To Pick the Right MLP Fund for Your Retirement Portfolio

Written by Michael Fabian, September 02nd, 2014

In the world of master limited partnerships, understanding and evaluating the differences between investment vehicles is the key to success for retirees seeking access to a natural resource-based income stream.

Although the MLP sector is typically dominated by pipeline providers, there are some unique indexes available that further diversify into other important growth areas. In addition, several actively managed ETFs have recently come to market that have already shown some effectiveness in adding value over passive indexes. Read more