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The investment seeks total return, with an emphasis on income as the source of that total return. The fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a global portfolio of fixed income securities of various maturities, ratings and currency denominations. The adviser intends to utilize various investment strategies in a broad array of fixed income sectors. The fund may purchase fixed income securities issued by U.S. or foreign corporations or financial institutions, including debt securities of all types and maturities, convertible securities and preferred stocks. It is non-diversified.

Market Cap: 11.3 Billion

Primary Exchange: NYSE Arca

Website: http://www.alpsfunds.com

Shares Outstanding: 962 Million

Float: 962 Million

Dividend: 0.8602 (7.31%)

Beta: 0.406316

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Short Interest (Jan 15, 2013): 4.07 Million

Ethical Flags

Longest drawdown: 1209 trading days

From: 2014-08-29 To: 2019-06-12

Lowest Point:

Weekly Review Of Master Limited Partnership CEFs: The U.S. Oil Fund Fell More Than 8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-10 02:15:46:000

Introduction The past trading week was quite rough for the MLP sector. The leading benchmarks finished with great losses. Statistically there are no overvalued funds. The Z-scores reached new lows which begin to look quite tempting for " Long " positions. The NAV/Price spreads are also ext… read more...

Weekly Review Of Master Limited Partnership CEFs: The U.S. Oil Fund Fell More Than 8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-10 02:15:46:000

Introduction The past trading week was quite rough for the MLP sector. The leading benchmarks finished with great losses. Statistically there are no overvalued funds. The Z-scores reached new lows which begin to look quite tempting for " Long " positions. The NAV/Price spreads are also ext… read more...

Weekly Review Of Master Limited Partnership CEFs: The U.S. Oil Fund Fell More Than 8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-10 02:15:46:000

Introduction The past trading week was quite rough for the MLP sector. The leading benchmarks finished with great losses. Statistically there are no overvalued funds. The Z-scores reached new lows which begin to look quite tempting for " Long " positions. The NAV/Price spreads are also ext… read more...

What I Wish I Knew Before Investing In MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-08 06:00:00:000

The best way to learn how to invest money is to make mistakes and then to learn from them. The problem with investments is that even small mistakes can be very costly! I was lucky to have gotten started on this journey at a very young age when my capital was limited to savings from summer jo… read more...

What I Wish I Knew Before Investing In MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-08 06:00:00:000

The best way to learn how to invest money is to make mistakes and then to learn from them. The problem with investments is that even small mistakes can be very costly! I was lucky to have gotten started on this journey at a very young age when my capital was limited to savings from summer jo… read more...

AMZA: The Setup To The Third Distribution Cut

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-07 05:18:16:000

When we last talked about the InfraCap MLP ETF (AMZA), we left with the message that: Still, if we have seen a bottom (finally) for the MLP sector, AMZA by use of its leverage could perhaps outperform the index. That said, we expect options to hinder, rather than help its performance. … read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot: May 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-06 07:47:58:000

This article was first released to CEF/ETF Income Laboratory subscribers 1 month ago, so data may be out of date. Please check latest data before making investment decisions. The ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot presents the latest updates on the news, yields, performance, and other da… read more...

Summer Song

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 09:57:51:000

In summer, the song sings itself --The Botticellian Trees, William Carlos Williams, 1931 The summer is getting off to a disharmonious start in 2019. Following a relentless +26% rally from Christmas Eve through the end of April, the S&P 500 Index turned cold in May… read more...

Summer Song

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 09:57:51:000

In summer, the song sings itself --The Botticellian Trees, William Carlos Williams, 1931 The summer is getting off to a disharmonious start in 2019. Following a relentless +26% rally from Christmas Eve through the end of April, the S&P 500 Index turned cold in May… read more...

Summer Song

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 09:57:51:000

In summer, the song sings itself --The Botticellian Trees, William Carlos Williams, 1931 The summer is getting off to a disharmonious start in 2019. Following a relentless +26% rally from Christmas Eve through the end of April, the S&P 500 Index turned cold in May… read more...

Public / Private Arbitrage In Oil And Gas: Buckeye Partners Goes Private

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 05:20:48:000

The gap between public and private valuations in the oil and gas industry was highlighted yet again in the recent announcement that Buckeye Partners ( BPL ) is being taken private for a 27.5% premium to its prior day share price and a nearly 100% premium to its low a few months earlier. It… read more...

Public / Private Arbitrage In Oil And Gas: Buckeye Partners Goes Private

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 05:20:48:000

The gap between public and private valuations in the oil and gas industry was highlighted yet again in the recent announcement that Buckeye Partners ( BPL ) is being taken private for a 27.5% premium to its prior day share price and a nearly 100% premium to its low a few months earlier. It… read more...

Public / Private Arbitrage In Oil And Gas: Buckeye Partners Goes Private

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 05:20:48:000

The gap between public and private valuations in the oil and gas industry was highlighted yet again in the recent announcement that Buckeye Partners ( BPL ) is being taken private for a 27.5% premium to its prior day share price and a nearly 100% premium to its low a few months earlier. It… read more...

Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q1 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-25 13:09:13:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to David Teppers 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Appaloosa Managements regulatory 13F Form filed on 05/15/2019. Please visit our Tracking David Teppers Appaloosa… read more...

Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q1 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-25 13:09:13:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to David Teppers 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Appaloosa Managements regulatory 13F Form filed on 05/15/2019. Please visit our Tracking David Teppers Appaloosa… read more...

Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q1 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-25 13:09:13:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to David Teppers 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Appaloosa Managements regulatory 13F Form filed on 05/15/2019. Please visit our Tracking David Teppers Appaloosa… read more...

Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q1 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-25 13:09:13:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to David Teppers 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Appaloosa Managements regulatory 13F Form filed on 05/15/2019. Please visit our Tracking David Teppers Appaloosa… read more...

Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q1 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-25 13:09:13:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to David Teppers 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Appaloosa Managements regulatory 13F Form filed on 05/15/2019. Please visit our Tracking David Teppers Appaloosa… read more...

USA Compression Partners: 12% Yield, Huge Growth, Outperforming The Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-25 05:15:00:000

If you're looking for a high yield vehicle that's hitting on all cylinders, take a look at USA Compression Partners LP ( USAC ). It's a niche leader in the US compression services business, and, thanks to a major acquisition in 2018, USAC has put up very impressive growth numbers over the … read more...

USA Compression Partners: 12% Yield, Huge Growth, Outperforming The Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-25 05:15:00:000

If you're looking for a high yield vehicle that's hitting on all cylinders, take a look at USA Compression Partners LP ( USAC ). It's a niche leader in the US compression services business, and, thanks to a major acquisition in 2018, USAC has put up very impressive growth numbers over the … read more...

USA Compression Partners: 12% Yield, Huge Growth, Outperforming The Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-25 05:15:00:000

If you're looking for a high yield vehicle that's hitting on all cylinders, take a look at USA Compression Partners LP ( USAC ). It's a niche leader in the US compression services business, and, thanks to a major acquisition in 2018, USAC has put up very impressive growth numbers over the … read more...

USA Compression Partners: 12% Yield, Huge Growth, Outperforming The Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-25 05:15:00:000

If you're looking for a high yield vehicle that's hitting on all cylinders, take a look at USA Compression Partners LP ( USAC ). It's a niche leader in the US compression services business, and, thanks to a major acquisition in 2018, USAC has put up very impressive growth numbers over the … read more...

USA Compression Partners: 12% Yield, Huge Growth, Outperforming The Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-25 05:15:00:000

If you're looking for a high yield vehicle that's hitting on all cylinders, take a look at USA Compression Partners LP ( USAC ). It's a niche leader in the US compression services business, and, thanks to a major acquisition in 2018, USAC has put up very impressive growth numbers over the … read more...

The Dark Side Of MLP Investments

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 03:45:00:000

Co-produced with Samuel Smith for High Yield Landlord In a recent article entitled REITs Vs. MLPs: Which Is The Better Investment? I go on to explain that both MLPs and REITs present a lucrative opportunity for high-yielding investments right now. This is becaus… read more...

The Dark Side Of MLP Investments

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 03:45:00:000

Co-produced with Samuel Smith for High Yield Landlord In a recent article entitled REITs Vs. MLPs: Which Is The Better Investment? I go on to explain that both MLPs and REITs present a lucrative opportunity for high-yielding investments right now. This is becaus… read more...

2 10%-Plus High Yielders With 15% To 28% Dividend Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-18 05:15:00:000

We went looking for some high-yield vehicles with dividend growth and came up with these two companies - CNX Midstream Partners LP ( CNXM ) and SemGroup Corporation ( SEMG ). They're both midstream companies, but their corporate structures differ - SEMG is a corporation, and issues a 1099… read more...

2 10%-Plus High Yielders With 15% To 28% Dividend Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-18 05:15:00:000

We went looking for some high-yield vehicles with dividend growth and came up with these two companies - CNX Midstream Partners LP ( CNXM ) and SemGroup Corporation ( SEMG ). They're both midstream companies, but their corporate structures differ - SEMG is a corporation, and issues a 1099… read more...

2 10%-Plus High Yielders With 15% To 28% Dividend Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-18 05:15:00:000

We went looking for some high-yield vehicles with dividend growth and came up with these two companies - CNX Midstream Partners LP ( CNXM ) and SemGroup Corporation ( SEMG ). They're both midstream companies, but their corporate structures differ - SEMG is a corporation, and issues a 1099… read more...

2 10%-Plus High Yielders With 15% To 28% Dividend Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-18 05:15:00:000

We went looking for some high-yield vehicles with dividend growth and came up with these two companies - CNX Midstream Partners LP ( CNXM ) and SemGroup Corporation ( SEMG ). They're both midstream companies, but their corporate structures differ - SEMG is a corporation, and issues a 1099… read more...

First 2019 Update To Steve's Dividend Portfolio And Strategy For Replacing My Salary With Dividend Income

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 05:30:00:000

On ugly days like Monday, when the Dow finished down $617.38 and the Nasdaq finished down $269.92, it makes me even more thankful for dividends. I have been constructing a dividend portfolio outside of my wife and my 401Ks and trading accounts. I add to the dividend portfolio by selling posi… read more...

MPLX: 25 Straight Hikes, 8% Yield, Big Growth, Big Deal Closing In 2019, 15% Below Price Target

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 05:15:00:000

Looking for a high-yield vehicle with strong growth? MPLX LP ( MPLX ) could fit the bill. MPLX has reported robust growth in every quarter of 2018 and in 2017 due to new assets coming online. They kept the ball rolling in Q1 '19, with more strong growth numbers across the board. This growt… read more...

The Best Way To Gain Commodity Exposure In Your Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-15 11:03:35:000

Investment Thesis Commodities contribute diversification and can significantly increase a portfolio's return. However, the menu of commodity funds is colorful, the funds themselves can be vastly different from each other, and not all of them invest in the actual commodity itself. I tend to p… read more...

The Best Way To Gain Commodity Exposure In Your Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-15 11:03:35:000

Investment Thesis Commodities contribute diversification and can significantly increase a portfolio's return. However, the menu of commodity funds is colorful, the funds themselves can be vastly different from each other, and not all of them invest in the actual commodity itself. I tend to p… read more...

Midstreams Are Finally Ready To Shine Over The Next 12 Months

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-13 08:08:07:000

Two important MLPs Energy Transfers ( ET ) and Enterprise Product Partners ( EPD ) both reported record cash flows within the last week. This along with the buyout of Buckeye Partners ( BPL ) and a 28% one day gain are showing there is money in this sector. After 4 years of bearish action and … read more...

Midstreams Are Finally Ready To Shine Over The Next 12 Months

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-13 08:08:07:000

Two important MLPs Energy Transfers ( ET ) and Enterprise Product Partners ( EPD ) both reported record cash flows within the last week. This along with the buyout of Buckeye Partners ( BPL ) and a 28% one day gain are showing there is money in this sector. After 4 years of bearish action and … read more...

BPL: What Does Buckeye's Buyout Mean For MLPs And Midstream?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-12 04:46:25:000

Buckeye Partners (BPL) announced this May 10 morning that it has agreed to be acquired by IFM Investors for $41.50 per unit in an all-cash deal expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019 subject to customary closing conditions. The proposed acquisition price represents a 27.5% premi… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot: April 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 11:45:36:000

This article was first released to CEF/ETF Income Laboratory subscribers 1 month ago, so data may be out of date. Please check latest data before making investment decisions. The ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot presents the latest updates on the news, yields, performance, and other da… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot: April 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 11:45:36:000

This article was first released to CEF/ETF Income Laboratory subscribers 1 month ago, so data may be out of date. Please check latest data before making investment decisions. The ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot presents the latest updates on the news, yields, performance, and other da… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot: April 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 11:45:36:000

This article was first released to CEF/ETF Income Laboratory subscribers 1 month ago, so data may be out of date. Please check latest data before making investment decisions. The ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot presents the latest updates on the news, yields, performance, and other da… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares Second Quarter Distribution of $0.195

via: Business Wire at 2019-05-09 05:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMLP) declared its second quarter 2019 distribution of $0.195 on Wednesday, May 8th. The dividend is payable on May 16, 2019 to shareholders of record on May 10, 2019. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to consist of 100% ret… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares Second Quarter Distribution of $0.195

via: Business Wire at 2019-05-09 05:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMLP) declared its second quarter 2019 distribution of $0.195 on Wednesday, May 8th. The dividend is payable on May 16, 2019 to shareholders of record on May 10, 2019. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to consist of 100% ret… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares Second Quarter Distribution of $0.195

via: Business Wire at 2019-05-09 05:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMLP) declared its second quarter 2019 distribution of $0.195 on Wednesday, May 8th. The dividend is payable on May 16, 2019 to shareholders of record on May 10, 2019. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to consist of 100% ret… read more...

An Overview Of Infrastructure And Master Limited Partnerships

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 01:05:28:000

Posted by Walter Davis, Alternatives Investment Strategist on May 7, 2019, in Alternatives Part 2 in a series focusing on different types of alternative investments Infrastructure is a topic that has been in the news consistently over the past year. Importantly, everyone seem… read more...

An Overview Of Infrastructure And Master Limited Partnerships

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 01:05:28:000

Posted by Walter Davis, Alternatives Investment Strategist on May 7, 2019, in Alternatives Part 2 in a series focusing on different types of alternative investments Infrastructure is a topic that has been in the news consistently over the past year. Importantly, everyone seem… read more...

An Overview Of Infrastructure And Master Limited Partnerships

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 01:05:28:000

Posted by Walter Davis, Alternatives Investment Strategist on May 7, 2019, in Alternatives Part 2 in a series focusing on different types of alternative investments Infrastructure is a topic that has been in the news consistently over the past year. Importantly, everyone seem… read more...

Tallgrass Energy: Why I Sold

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 07:04:28:000

Last December I wrote a bullish Seeking Alpha article on Tallgrass Energy LP ( TGE ) suggesting the 8.7% yield supported by two high-quality pipeline assets was very attractive. The fact that TGE had previously eliminated the IDRs and had transitioned to a dividend-paying corporation (no… read more...

Tallgrass Energy: Why I Sold

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 07:04:28:000

Last December I wrote a bullish Seeking Alpha article on Tallgrass Energy LP ( TGE ) suggesting the 8.7% yield supported by two high-quality pipeline assets was very attractive. The fact that TGE had previously eliminated the IDRs and had transitioned to a dividend-paying corporation (no… read more...

Tallgrass Energy: Why I Sold

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 07:04:28:000

Last December I wrote a bullish Seeking Alpha article on Tallgrass Energy LP ( TGE ) suggesting the 8.7% yield supported by two high-quality pipeline assets was very attractive. The fact that TGE had previously eliminated the IDRs and had transitioned to a dividend-paying corporation (no… read more...

AMLP's Shrinking Investor Base

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-23 08:02:58:000

The Alerian MLP ETF ( AMLP ) remains the largest ETF in the sector, in spite of its ruinous tax drag (see MLP Funds Made for Uncle Sam ) and long term returns that are less than half of its index. Its been a commercial success for its promoters but unfortunately, a disastrous investm… read more...

AMLP's Shrinking Investor Base

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-23 08:02:58:000

The Alerian MLP ETF ( AMLP ) remains the largest ETF in the sector, in spite of its ruinous tax drag (see MLP Funds Made for Uncle Sam ) and long term returns that are less than half of its index. Its been a commercial success for its promoters but unfortunately, a disastrous investm… read more...

AMLP's Shrinking Investor Base

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-23 08:02:58:000

The Alerian MLP ETF ( AMLP ) remains the largest ETF in the sector, in spite of its ruinous tax drag (see MLP Funds Made for Uncle Sam ) and long term returns that are less than half of its index. Its been a commercial success for its promoters but unfortunately, a disastrous investm… read more...

Hess Midstream Partners LP: 15% Distribution Growth In 2019, No Debt, 6.7% Yield, 122% Coverage

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-20 05:15:00:000

"The times, they are a changin '" wrote Bob Dylan, some 55 years ago. You could apply that to recent changes in the midstream energy space during the past 2-plus years. Led by veteran firms like Enterprise Products Partners LP ( EPD ), some midstream companies have been adopting a "self-f… read more...

Hess Midstream Partners LP: 15% Distribution Growth In 2019, No Debt, 6.7% Yield, 122% Coverage

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-20 05:15:00:000

"The times, they are a changin '" wrote Bob Dylan, some 55 years ago. You could apply that to recent changes in the midstream energy space during the past 2-plus years. Led by veteran firms like Enterprise Products Partners LP ( EPD ), some midstream companies have been adopting a "self-f… read more...

Hess Midstream Partners LP: 15% Distribution Growth In 2019, No Debt, 6.7% Yield, 122% Coverage

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-20 05:15:00:000

"The times, they are a changin '" wrote Bob Dylan, some 55 years ago. You could apply that to recent changes in the midstream energy space during the past 2-plus years. Led by veteran firms like Enterprise Products Partners LP ( EPD ), some midstream companies have been adopting a "self-f… read more...

Global X MLP & Energy Infrastructure ETF: A Different Way To Play The Midstream Boom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-17 09:27:14:000

Over the past several months, I have spent a great deal of time researching and writing about various master limited partnerships. This is due to the fact that these entities make solid investments given that these companies tend to boast very high distribution yields and are well positioned… read more...

Global X MLP & Energy Infrastructure ETF: A Different Way To Play The Midstream Boom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-17 09:27:14:000

Over the past several months, I have spent a great deal of time researching and writing about various master limited partnerships. This is due to the fact that these entities make solid investments given that these companies tend to boast very high distribution yields and are well positioned… read more...

Global X MLP & Energy Infrastructure ETF: A Different Way To Play The Midstream Boom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-17 09:27:14:000

Over the past several months, I have spent a great deal of time researching and writing about various master limited partnerships. This is due to the fact that these entities make solid investments given that these companies tend to boast very high distribution yields and are well positioned… read more...

AMLP: A Great Way To Play Growth In Midstream

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-14 23:09:39:000

Over the past several months, I have published numerous articles here about various master limited partnerships. This is an interesting business structure that many income investors like due to the high distribution yields and tax benefits, but they can be somewhat of a pain because many of th… read more...

AMLP: A Great Way To Play Growth In Midstream

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-14 23:09:39:000

Over the past several months, I have published numerous articles here about various master limited partnerships. This is an interesting business structure that many income investors like due to the high distribution yields and tax benefits, but they can be somewhat of a pain because many of th… read more...

An Overview Of The Master Limited Partnership ETF Universe

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-12 13:50:09:000

Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) are a valuable addition to investment portfolios and provide several benefits, including diversification and return enhancement. For passive investors and those concerned with diversification, there are several ETFs available that provide broad access to this… read more...

An Overview Of The Master Limited Partnership ETF Universe

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-12 13:50:09:000

Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) are a valuable addition to investment portfolios and provide several benefits, including diversification and return enhancement. For passive investors and those concerned with diversification, there are several ETFs available that provide broad access to this… read more...

An Overview Of The Master Limited Partnership ETF Universe

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-12 13:50:09:000

Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) are a valuable addition to investment portfolios and provide several benefits, including diversification and return enhancement. For passive investors and those concerned with diversification, there are several ETFs available that provide broad access to this… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, March 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-05 01:09:02:000

The ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot presents the latest updates on the news, yields, performance and other data for the ETRACS 2x ETNs, an extremely popular suite of high-yielding vehicles for income investors. This consolidated report is designed to help members evaluate at a glance which … read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, March 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-05 01:09:02:000

The ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot presents the latest updates on the news, yields, performance and other data for the ETRACS 2x ETNs, an extremely popular suite of high-yielding vehicles for income investors. This consolidated report is designed to help members evaluate at a glance which … read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, March 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-05 01:09:02:000

The ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot presents the latest updates on the news, yields, performance and other data for the ETRACS 2x ETNs, an extremely popular suite of high-yielding vehicles for income investors. This consolidated report is designed to help members evaluate at a glance which … read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, March 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-05 01:09:02:000

The ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot presents the latest updates on the news, yields, performance and other data for the ETRACS 2x ETNs, an extremely popular suite of high-yielding vehicles for income investors. This consolidated report is designed to help members evaluate at a glance which … read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, March 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-05 01:09:02:000

The ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot presents the latest updates on the news, yields, performance and other data for the ETRACS 2x ETNs, an extremely popular suite of high-yielding vehicles for income investors. This consolidated report is designed to help members evaluate at a glance which … read more...

Consider Global X MLP ETF For The Energy Boom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-22 18:58:36:000

The outlook for the midstream energy industry is looking strong. The US oil and gas production will continue growing in the future, particularly as the oil majors ramp up drilling activity at the Permian Basin. The Global X MLP ETF ( MLPA ) offers investors a great way to gain exposure to a … read more...

Consider Global X MLP ETF For The Energy Boom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-22 18:58:36:000

The outlook for the midstream energy industry is looking strong. The US oil and gas production will continue growing in the future, particularly as the oil majors ramp up drilling activity at the Permian Basin. The Global X MLP ETF ( MLPA ) offers investors a great way to gain exposure to a … read more...

Consider Global X MLP ETF For The Energy Boom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-22 18:58:36:000

The outlook for the midstream energy industry is looking strong. The US oil and gas production will continue growing in the future, particularly as the oil majors ramp up drilling activity at the Permian Basin. The Global X MLP ETF ( MLPA ) offers investors a great way to gain exposure to a … read more...

Consider Global X MLP ETF For The Energy Boom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-22 18:58:36:000

The outlook for the midstream energy industry is looking strong. The US oil and gas production will continue growing in the future, particularly as the oil majors ramp up drilling activity at the Permian Basin. The Global X MLP ETF ( MLPA ) offers investors a great way to gain exposure to a … read more...

FEN: A High-Yielding MLP Fund To Profit Off Energy Transportation Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-22 13:44:13:000

One of the best assets for income-seeking investors is master limited partnerships as these entities boast both high distribution yields and offer tax benefits to those receiving the distributions. The asset class has unfortunately fallen out of favor among investors over the past few years. T… read more...

Under-Piped: Holes In Your MLP Exposure

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-21 00:30:08:000

The one-year anniversary of the FERC policy statement for MLPs was last week. While MLPs' stock prices recovered from the initial negative price reaction to the FERC ruling last year, the lasting impact of that announcement continues to play out today, and the ripples of that announcement may … read more...

Democratize Quant, India And The Oil Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-19 22:15:09:000

By Jeremy Schwartz, CFA Last week on the "Behind the Markets" podcast, Liqian Ren and I spoke with Wes Gray, CEO of Alpha Architect, about the Democratize Quant Conference, which is coming up this week. Later, we were joined by Gaurav Sinha, Associate Director of Asset Allocation and Moder… read more...

Should You Put Money To Work In The U.S. Market Right Now?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 06:56:38:000

It's Party Time! The party is running at full swing. YTD returns: Oil: United States Oil ( USO ) +26% Nasdaq 100: Invesco QQQ Trust ( QQQ ) +16% Small Caps: iShares Russell 2000 ETF ( IWM ) +16% MLPs: Alerian MLP ETF ( AMLP ) +16% REITs: Vanguard Real Estate ETF ( VNQ ) +15% … read more...

Should You Put Money To Work In The U.S. Market Right Now?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 06:56:38:000

It's Party Time! The party is running at full swing. YTD returns: Oil: United States Oil ( USO ) +26% Nasdaq 100: Invesco QQQ Trust ( QQQ ) +16% Small Caps: iShares Russell 2000 ETF ( IWM ) +16% MLPs: Alerian MLP ETF ( AMLP ) +16% REITs: Vanguard Real Estate ETF ( VNQ ) +15% … read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot: February 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 16:11:54:000

This article was first released to subscribers 1 month ago. For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of February 8, 2018 . Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "ciletn." Fund add… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot: February 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 16:11:54:000

This article was first released to subscribers 1 month ago. For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of February 8, 2018 . Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "ciletn." Fund add… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot: February 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 16:11:54:000

This article was first released to subscribers 1 month ago. For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of February 8, 2018 . Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "ciletn." Fund add… read more...

The Highest Yield Left In The Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-09 03:38:07:000

If you're looking for income these days, your options are a little limited. The S&P 500 yields less than 2%, which is bordering on pitiful, and government bonds aren't much better. REITs, as a sector, are reasonably high yielders at 3.9%. But in order to get the yields I like to see, you… read more...

The Highest Yield Left In The Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-09 03:38:07:000

If you're looking for income these days, your options are a little limited. The S&P 500 yields less than 2%, which is bordering on pitiful, and government bonds aren't much better. REITs, as a sector, are reasonably high yielders at 3.9%. But in order to get the yields I like to see, you… read more...

The Highest Yield Left In The Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-09 03:38:07:000

If you're looking for income these days, your options are a little limited. The S&P 500 yields less than 2%, which is bordering on pitiful, and government bonds aren't much better. REITs, as a sector, are reasonably high yielders at 3.9%. But in order to get the yields I like to see, you… read more...

The Highest Yield Left In The Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-09 03:38:07:000

If you're looking for income these days, your options are a little limited. The S&P 500 yields less than 2%, which is bordering on pitiful, and government bonds aren't much better. REITs, as a sector, are reasonably high yielders at 3.9%. But in order to get the yields I like to see, you… read more...

REITs Vs. MLPs: Which Is The Better Investment?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-27 08:00:00:000

Co-produced with Samuel Smith for High Yield Landlord Two of the best sectors for finding high-yielding equity are REITs and MLPs. This is because both of these business models require companies to distribute a high percentage of cash flows to investors in exchange for being classified… read more...

REITs Vs. MLPs: Which Is The Better Investment?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-27 08:00:00:000

Co-produced with Samuel Smith for High Yield Landlord Two of the best sectors for finding high-yielding equity are REITs and MLPs. This is because both of these business models require companies to distribute a high percentage of cash flows to investors in exchange for being classified… read more...

REITs Vs. MLPs: Which Is The Better Investment?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-27 03:00:00:000

Co-produced with Samuel Smith for High Yield Landlord Two of the best sectors for finding high-yielding equity are REITs and MLPs. This is because both of these business models require companies to distribute a high percentage of cash flows to investors in exchange for being classified… read more...

Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q4 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 09:10:29:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to David Teppers 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Appaloosa Managements regulatory 13F Form filed on 02/14/2019. Please visit our Tracking David Teppers Appaloosa … read more...

13% Yield, Record Earnings, Business Is Booming: USA Compression Partners LP

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-22 09:15:00:000

Looking for a high-yield vehicle that's hitting its stride? Here's what USA Compression Partners LP ( USAC ) CEO Eric Long had to say on this week's Q4 2018 earnings call : "The business performed very well in the fourth quarter, and we're positioned for a strong 2019. First, our busin… read more...

13% Yield, Record Earnings, Business Is Booming: USA Compression Partners LP

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-22 09:15:00:000

Looking for a high-yield vehicle that's hitting its stride? Here's what USA Compression Partners LP ( USAC ) CEO Eric Long had to say on this week's Q4 2018 earnings call : "The business performed very well in the fourth quarter, and we're positioned for a strong 2019. First, our busin… read more...

13% Yield, Record Earnings, Business Is Booming: USA Compression Partners LP

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-22 09:15:00:000

Looking for a high-yield vehicle that's hitting its stride? Here's what USA Compression Partners LP ( USAC ) CEO Eric Long had to say on this week's Q4 2018 earnings call : "The business performed very well in the fourth quarter, and we're positioned for a strong 2019. First, our busin… read more...

13% Yield, Record Earnings, Business Is Booming: USA Compression Partners LP

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-22 09:15:00:000

Looking for a high-yield vehicle that's hitting its stride? Here's what USA Compression Partners LP ( USAC ) CEO Eric Long had to say on this week's Q4 2018 earnings call : "The business performed very well in the fourth quarter, and we're positioned for a strong 2019. First, our busin… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Late-Cycle With Middling Valuations

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 13:22:22:000

Markets were buoyed this week from apparent easing of trade tensions as President Trump suggested there may be another extension to the talks if sufficient progress is being made. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted that the meetings with the Chinese side were "productive". Another shot … read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Late-Cycle With Middling Valuations

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 13:22:22:000

Markets were buoyed this week from apparent easing of trade tensions as President Trump suggested there may be another extension to the talks if sufficient progress is being made. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted that the meetings with the Chinese side were "productive". Another shot … read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Late-Cycle With Middling Valuations

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 13:22:22:000

Markets were buoyed this week from apparent easing of trade tensions as President Trump suggested there may be another extension to the talks if sufficient progress is being made. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted that the meetings with the Chinese side were "productive". Another shot … read more...

'I See Trees Of Green': 10 Most Amazing Facts About The Current Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 13:10:44:000

What a Wonderful World "I see trees of green, red roses too; I see them bloom for me and you; And I think to myself what a wonderful world" The past 50 days have been anything but shades of grey. Since Christmas, the market has been nothing but "trees of green" wherever you look. … read more...

'I See Trees Of Green': 10 Most Amazing Facts About The Current Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 13:10:44:000

What a Wonderful World "I see trees of green, red roses too; I see them bloom for me and you; And I think to myself what a wonderful world" The past 50 days have been anything but shades of grey. Since Christmas, the market has been nothing but "trees of green" wherever you look. … read more...

'I See Trees Of Green': 10 Most Amazing Facts About The Current Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 13:10:44:000

What a Wonderful World "I see trees of green, red roses too; I see them bloom for me and you; And I think to myself what a wonderful world" The past 50 days have been anything but shades of grey. Since Christmas, the market has been nothing but "trees of green" wherever you look. … read more...

Midstream Sector Undergoes Shift: Do You Own The Right Companies?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 14:19:06:000

The outlook for the midstream industry looks bright. Nearly everywhere, oil and gas volume increases are improving pipeline throughput - almost too much. For the majority of the North American basins, takeaway capacity is now tight. That means higher operating leverage and a continued need for… read more...

Midstream Sector Undergoes Shift: Do You Own The Right Companies?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 14:19:06:000

The outlook for the midstream industry looks bright. Nearly everywhere, oil and gas volume increases are improving pipeline throughput - almost too much. For the majority of the North American basins, takeaway capacity is now tight. That means higher operating leverage and a continued need for… read more...

Midstream Sector Undergoes Shift: Do You Own The Right Companies?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 14:19:06:000

The outlook for the midstream industry looks bright. Nearly everywhere, oil and gas volume increases are improving pipeline throughput - almost too much. For the majority of the North American basins, takeaway capacity is now tight. That means higher operating leverage and a continued need for… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares First Quarter Distribution of $0.1950

via: Business Wire at 2019-02-14 09:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE ARCA: AMLP) declared its first quarter 2019 distribution of $0.1950 on Wednesday, February 13th. The dividend is payable on February 21, 2019 to shareholders of record on February 15, 2019. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to c… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares First Quarter Distribution of $0.1950

via: Business Wire at 2019-02-14 09:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE ARCA: AMLP) declared its first quarter 2019 distribution of $0.1950 on Wednesday, February 13th. The dividend is payable on February 21, 2019 to shareholders of record on February 15, 2019. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to c… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares First Quarter Distribution of $0.1950

via: Business Wire at 2019-02-14 09:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE ARCA: AMLP) declared its first quarter 2019 distribution of $0.1950 on Wednesday, February 13th. The dividend is payable on February 21, 2019 to shareholders of record on February 15, 2019. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to c… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot: January 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-13 13:07:20:000

This article was first published in mid-January. For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of January 18, 2018 . Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments None. The funds Note: BER = baseline … read more...

FEN: Short-Term Oversold MLP Fund With Good Alpha

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 14:44:44:000

The MLP sector is the best-performing sector since the beginning of the year at around 15%, narrowly edging out real estate and local EM debt. In the most recent weeks, however, the sector has given back some of its lusters on weaker oil and negative trade headlines with US negotiators pouring… read more...

The Year Of The American Jubilee Is Coming

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-11 12:53:54:000

Scriptures record that, in ancient Israel, God instructed the Israelites to practice a radical custom meant to ensure dignity and equity to all the people. Every fiftieth year, the people would sound trumpets to proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants (Levit… read more...

Magellan: Top-Tier MLP, Attractive Risk-Adjusted Yield, And The Dangers Of Indexing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 04:56:57:000

Source: Company website We all know happened to crude oil prices in 2014 and the resulting bankruptcy of a slew of master limited partnerships ("MLPs"), service providers, and upstream oriented energy companies. To start, let's put Magellan Midstream Partners ( MMP ), the focus of this… read more...

Magellan: Top-Tier MLP, Attractive Risk-Adjusted Yield, And The Dangers Of Indexing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 04:56:57:000

Source: Company website We all know happened to crude oil prices in 2014 and the resulting bankruptcy of a slew of master limited partnerships ("MLPs"), service providers, and upstream oriented energy companies. To start, let's put Magellan Midstream Partners ( MMP ), the focus of this… read more...

Magellan: Top-Tier MLP, Attractive Risk-Adjusted Yield, And The Dangers Of Indexing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 04:56:57:000

Source: Company website We all know happened to crude oil prices in 2014 and the resulting bankruptcy of a slew of master limited partnerships ("MLPs"), service providers, and upstream oriented energy companies. To start, let's put Magellan Midstream Partners ( MMP ), the focus of this… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: The End Is Nigh

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 16:48:16:000

Over the past few years, the Fed has used two main levers in its management of monetary policy: short-term interest rate hikes and balance sheet management. The latter policy was viewed by the Fed as largely a technical adjustment of a previous policy (QE) that was no longer required now that … read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: The End Is Nigh

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 16:48:16:000

Over the past few years, the Fed has used two main levers in its management of monetary policy: short-term interest rate hikes and balance sheet management. The latter policy was viewed by the Fed as largely a technical adjustment of a previous policy (QE) that was no longer required now that … read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: The End Is Nigh

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 16:48:16:000

Over the past few years, the Fed has used two main levers in its management of monetary policy: short-term interest rate hikes and balance sheet management. The latter policy was viewed by the Fed as largely a technical adjustment of a previous policy (QE) that was no longer required now that … read more...

Don't Lose Interest: Rising Rates And MLP Debt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-30 08:00:00:000

By Michael Laitkep After spending some time on the fixed-income side of things, I know talking too much about debt can make people's eyes glaze over. But with interest rates rising, it's important to understand how MLPs might be affected. As we discussed in our recent white paper on inte… read more...

Don't Lose Interest: Rising Rates And MLP Debt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-30 08:00:00:000

By Michael Laitkep After spending some time on the fixed-income side of things, I know talking too much about debt can make people's eyes glaze over. But with interest rates rising, it's important to understand how MLPs might be affected. As we discussed in our recent white paper on inte… read more...

Don't Lose Interest: Rising Rates And MLP Debt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-30 08:00:00:000

By Michael Laitkep After spending some time on the fixed-income side of things, I know talking too much about debt can make people's eyes glaze over. But with interest rates rising, it's important to understand how MLPs might be affected. As we discussed in our recent white paper on inte… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Long Live Late Cycle

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 14:22:40:000

The US government shutdown has ended as President Trump signed a reopening of government for an interim period. The CBO calculates the shutdown cost the economy $11bn, $8bn of which is expected to be recouped. A Chinese trade delegation arrived in Washington on Monday for an additional round… read more...

Investing For Credit Quality

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 04:45:28:000

Every dollar of my portfolio is invested in either index funds or individual stocks that have one common characteristic: investment grade credit ratings. Why? Because I simply don't invest in companies that aren't at least as responsible with borrowing money as I am. At the moment, however, th… read more...

Investing For Credit Quality

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 04:45:28:000

Every dollar of my portfolio is invested in either index funds or individual stocks that have one common characteristic: investment grade credit ratings. Why? Because I simply don't invest in companies that aren't at least as responsible with borrowing money as I am. At the moment, however, th… read more...

Investing For Credit Quality

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 04:45:28:000

Every dollar of my portfolio is invested in either index funds or individual stocks that have one common characteristic: investment grade credit ratings. Why? Because I simply don't invest in companies that aren't at least as responsible with borrowing money as I am. At the moment, however, th… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Caution Ahead

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-21 16:46:58:000

The political standoff in Washington appeared to grow as Nancy Pelosi suggested the President cancel the state of the union address while President Trump grounded a military flight for the Democratic Congressional delegation to Afghanistan. On Saturday the White House offered an apparent compr… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Caution Ahead

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-21 16:46:58:000

The political standoff in Washington appeared to grow as Nancy Pelosi suggested the President cancel the state of the union address while President Trump grounded a military flight for the Democratic Congressional delegation to Afghanistan. On Saturday the White House offered an apparent compr… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Caution Ahead

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-21 16:46:58:000

The political standoff in Washington appeared to grow as Nancy Pelosi suggested the President cancel the state of the union address while President Trump grounded a military flight for the Democratic Congressional delegation to Afghanistan. On Saturday the White House offered an apparent compr… read more...

It's 2019. Is Your MLP Or Midstream Investment Still Working For You?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 08:00:22:000

By Stacey Morris Having covered the MLP and midstream investment thesis last week , we shift this week to discuss ways to invest in MLPs and midstream. Before we dive into MLP access products, we want to make this one point clear: For a US taxable investor that is comfortable with filing … read more...

It's 2019. Is Your MLP Or Midstream Investment Still Working For You?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 08:00:22:000

By Stacey Morris Having covered the MLP and midstream investment thesis last week , we shift this week to discuss ways to invest in MLPs and midstream. Before we dive into MLP access products, we want to make this one point clear: For a US taxable investor that is comfortable with filing … read more...

It's 2019. Is Your MLP Or Midstream Investment Still Working For You?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 08:00:22:000

By Stacey Morris Having covered the MLP and midstream investment thesis last week , we shift this week to discuss ways to invest in MLPs and midstream. Before we dive into MLP access products, we want to make this one point clear: For a US taxable investor that is comfortable with filing … read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Just A Little Patience

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 11:17:58:000

The US government shutdown has become the longest on history as a funding gap remains between Congress and President Trump. Attempts to close the gap by proposing alternative policies such as protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation was rejected by the White House. The only ap… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Just A Little Patience

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 11:17:58:000

The US government shutdown has become the longest on history as a funding gap remains between Congress and President Trump. Attempts to close the gap by proposing alternative policies such as protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation was rejected by the White House. The only ap… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot: December 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 17:04:59:000

This article was first released to members 3 weeks ago. Data are taken from the close of December 14, 2018 . Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments None. The funds Note: BER = baseline expense ratio (excluding 3-month LIBOR, but including financing spread), TER = … read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot: December 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 17:04:59:000

This article was first released to members 3 weeks ago. Data are taken from the close of December 14, 2018 . Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments None. The funds Note: BER = baseline expense ratio (excluding 3-month LIBOR, but including financing spread), TER = … read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot: December 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 17:04:59:000

This article was first released to members 3 weeks ago. Data are taken from the close of December 14, 2018 . Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments None. The funds Note: BER = baseline expense ratio (excluding 3-month LIBOR, but including financing spread), TER = … read more...

Do Dividend-Paying Stocks Make Better Investments?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 14:11:21:000

Investors mistakenly believe that dividend-paying stocks make better investments. A company paying dividends is thought to have a more concrete valuation and the dividends are beloved by retirees who can visually see the dividends supporting their withdrawals. In other words, dividends are lov… read more...

Do Dividend-Paying Stocks Make Better Investments?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 14:11:21:000

Investors mistakenly believe that dividend-paying stocks make better investments. A company paying dividends is thought to have a more concrete valuation and the dividends are beloved by retirees who can visually see the dividends supporting their withdrawals. In other words, dividends are lov… read more...

Do Dividend-Paying Stocks Make Better Investments?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 14:11:21:000

Investors mistakenly believe that dividend-paying stocks make better investments. A company paying dividends is thought to have a more concrete valuation and the dividends are beloved by retirees who can visually see the dividends supporting their withdrawals. In other words, dividends are lov… read more...

Barron's Says To Buy MLPs In 2019, Yet Its Best Yield Plays Favor Vodafone

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 13:58:32:000

Source: YCharts/Yahoo Finance Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysis Projects 14% To 46.35% Net Gains For Top Ten Barron's Best Yield Plays As Of January 2020 Five of ten top dividend-yielding Barron's best yield plays (tinted gray in the chart above) were among the top ten gainers for … read more...

Barron's Says To Buy MLPs In 2019, Yet Its Best Yield Plays Favor Vodafone

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 13:58:32:000

Source: YCharts/Yahoo Finance Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysis Projects 14% To 46.35% Net Gains For Top Ten Barron's Best Yield Plays As Of January 2020 Five of ten top dividend-yielding Barron's best yield plays (tinted gray in the chart above) were among the top ten gainers for … read more...

Barron's Says To Buy MLPs In 2019, Yet Its Best Yield Plays Favor Vodafone

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 13:58:32:000

Source: YCharts/Yahoo Finance Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysis Projects 14% To 46.35% Net Gains For Top Ten Barron's Best Yield Plays As Of January 2020 Five of ten top dividend-yielding Barron's best yield plays (tinted gray in the chart above) were among the top ten gainers for … read more...

Income Investors: Should You Buy Higher Dividends Or Dividend Growth In 2019?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 07:20:00:000

Co-produced with PendragonY for High Dividend Opportunities. Dividend paying stocks have historically produced massively higher total returns than other non-dividend paying growth stocks: source This is one of the reasons why at High Dividend Opportunities, our focus is mainly on… read more...

Income Investors: Should You Buy Higher Dividends Or Dividend Growth In 2019?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 07:20:00:000

Co-produced with PendragonY for High Dividend Opportunities. Dividend paying stocks have historically produced massively higher total returns than other non-dividend paying growth stocks: source This is one of the reasons why at High Dividend Opportunities, our focus is mainly on… read more...

Income Investors: Should You Buy Higher Dividends Or Dividend Growth In 2019?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 07:20:00:000

Co-produced with PendragonY for High Dividend Opportunities. Dividend paying stocks have historically produced massively higher total returns than other non-dividend paying growth stocks: source This is one of the reasons why at High Dividend Opportunities, our focus is mainly on… read more...

Back To Basics: The MLP And Midstream Investment Thesis

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-09 08:00:50:000

By Stacey Morris Given oil price volatility and the recent roller-coaster ride in the broader market, it seems like an opportune time to get back to the basics of MLP and midstream investing. Key to the investment thesis for midstream is the expectation for growing energy supply from the U… read more...

Back To Basics: The MLP And Midstream Investment Thesis

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-09 08:00:50:000

By Stacey Morris Given oil price volatility and the recent roller-coaster ride in the broader market, it seems like an opportune time to get back to the basics of MLP and midstream investing. Key to the investment thesis for midstream is the expectation for growing energy supply from the U… read more...

Delightful December Income Vs Dreadful Declining Value In The 94 Stock Rose Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 13:44:19:000

The Rose Portfolio This portfolio of 94 investments is real. It exists as 3 accounts at a broker, plus 9 separate companies all rolled together. The majority in value (about 2x) is held in the 2 Roth IRA accounts, the 9 companies and one other account are all taxable. The investments are… read more...

Delightful December Income Vs Dreadful Declining Value In The 94 Stock Rose Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 13:44:19:000

The Rose Portfolio This portfolio of 94 investments is real. It exists as 3 accounts at a broker, plus 9 separate companies all rolled together. The majority in value (about 2x) is held in the 2 Roth IRA accounts, the 9 companies and one other account are all taxable. The investments are… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Tactics Over Strategy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 12:37:01:000

The US government remains in an ongoing shutdown as President Trump said he may declare a national emergency to achieve his goal of building a wall on the southern border and suggested the government could be shut down for several months or longer. Fed Chairman Powell said he would be patien… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Tactics Over Strategy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 12:37:01:000

The US government remains in an ongoing shutdown as President Trump said he may declare a national emergency to achieve his goal of building a wall on the southern border and suggested the government could be shut down for several months or longer. Fed Chairman Powell said he would be patien… read more...

Asian Markets Gain On Trade Talk Optimism (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 08:11:22:000

Today's Top Stories: Asian markets gain on trade talk optimism; trade talks with China begin; and Nvidia launches lower-priced graphics card. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Se… read more...

Asian Markets Gain On Trade Talk Optimism (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 08:11:22:000

Today's Top Stories: Asian markets gain on trade talk optimism; trade talks with China begin; and Nvidia launches lower-priced graphics card. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Se… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: CES Kicks Off

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 07:11:21:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on iTunes , Stitcher and SoundCloud (click the highlighted links). Asian markets registered gains today on optimism that trade talks between the U.S. and China will move in the right d… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: CES Kicks Off

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 07:11:21:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on iTunes , Stitcher and SoundCloud (click the highlighted links). Asian markets registered gains today on optimism that trade talks between the U.S. and China will move in the right d… read more...

Fund Year-End Review And What To Expect In 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-06 17:39:01:000

It has been a year to forget for fund investors as a vicious December ensured that few assets managed to outperform cash. In retrospect, the deck was stacked against the market with the auto-pilot monetary policy and balance-sheet runoff, expiring fiscal stimulus, political uncertainty, weaken… read more...

2018's Stock Market Volatility

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 08:16:22:000

The fourth quarter spike in equity market volatility is primarily the result of the US-China trade negotiations during a multi-year interest rate normalization program designed to reverse the unprecedented central bank accommodation from 2008 to 2016. In addition, secondary factors including s… read more...

2018's Stock Market Volatility

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 08:16:22:000

The fourth quarter spike in equity market volatility is primarily the result of the US-China trade negotiations during a multi-year interest rate normalization program designed to reverse the unprecedented central bank accommodation from 2008 to 2016. In addition, secondary factors including s… read more...

2018's Stock Market Volatility

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 08:16:22:000

The fourth quarter spike in equity market volatility is primarily the result of the US-China trade negotiations during a multi-year interest rate normalization program designed to reverse the unprecedented central bank accommodation from 2008 to 2016. In addition, secondary factors including s… read more...

Is FEI A Good Alternative To AMZA?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 02:33:35:000

First Trust MLP & Energy Income Fund ( FEI ) is one of the poorly covered closed-end funds at Seeking Alpha with the last article released about 8 months back. We were surprised to learn that this closed-end fund invests in the MLP sector using a covered call strategy. While there are plen… read more...

Is FEI A Good Alternative To AMZA?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 02:33:35:000

First Trust MLP & Energy Income Fund ( FEI ) is one of the poorly covered closed-end funds at Seeking Alpha with the last article released about 8 months back. We were surprised to learn that this closed-end fund invests in the MLP sector using a covered call strategy. While there are plen… read more...

Is FEI A Good Alternative To AMZA?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 02:33:35:000

First Trust MLP & Energy Income Fund ( FEI ) is one of the poorly covered closed-end funds at Seeking Alpha with the last article released about 8 months back. We were surprised to learn that this closed-end fund invests in the MLP sector using a covered call strategy. While there are plen… read more...

An Income Seeker's Dream

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-01 10:33:00:000

Summary Im buying as much as I can right now because the fact is, the recent downturn is merely a temporary pullback based on fears and not supported by fundamentals, which remain very strong. This bull market will continue and good stocks always bounce back. A lot of money wil… read more...

An Income Seeker's Dream

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-01 10:33:00:000

Summary Im buying as much as I can right now because the fact is, the recent downturn is merely a temporary pullback based on fears and not supported by fundamentals, which remain very strong. This bull market will continue and good stocks always bounce back. A lot of money wil… read more...

AMZA: What The Annual Report Reveals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-27 10:20:50:000

The market has not been kind to Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). The recent selloff in stocks has taken that pain to a whole new level. Nowhere has that been more apparent than in Infracap MLP ETF ( AMZA ). The fund started the year positively, in spite of cutting its distribution, and was … read more...

AMZA: What The Annual Report Reveals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-27 10:20:50:000

The market has not been kind to Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). The recent selloff in stocks has taken that pain to a whole new level. Nowhere has that been more apparent than in Infracap MLP ETF ( AMZA ). The fund started the year positively, in spite of cutting its distribution, and was … read more...

AMZA: What The Annual Report Reveals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-27 10:20:50:000

The market has not been kind to Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). The recent selloff in stocks has taken that pain to a whole new level. Nowhere has that been more apparent than in Infracap MLP ETF ( AMZA ). The fund started the year positively, in spite of cutting its distribution, and was … read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: When Doves Cry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 09:47:48:000

The US Federal government has shut down, marking the third shutdown this year. The impasse has to do with a $5bn funding provision for a border wall which does not have the necessary 60 votes in the Senate. President Trump views this as a keystone of his campaign and has refused to agree a bud… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: When Doves Cry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 09:47:48:000

The US Federal government has shut down, marking the third shutdown this year. The impasse has to do with a $5bn funding provision for a border wall which does not have the necessary 60 votes in the Senate. President Trump views this as a keystone of his campaign and has refused to agree a bud… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: When Doves Cry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 09:47:48:000

The US Federal government has shut down, marking the third shutdown this year. The impasse has to do with a $5bn funding provision for a border wall which does not have the necessary 60 votes in the Senate. President Trump views this as a keystone of his campaign and has refused to agree a bud… read more...

Pipeline Dividends Are Heading Up

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-23 18:22:46:000

For investors who seek despondent sellers, look no further than energy infrastructure in late 2018. The Alerian MLP Index made its all-time high way back in August 2014. It currently sits 43% lower (including dividends). Barring a strong recovery in the last days of December, returns for three… read more...

Deep Correction? Get Defensive With Dividend Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 08:35:00:000

Federal Reserve Attitude Increases Short-Term Market Risks The long awaited Federal Reserve Open Committee Statement took place Wednesday afternoon and the statement coming out from Chairman Powell was disappointing. The Fed hiked interest rates by 0.25% and reduced their outlook for fut… read more...

Deep Correction? Get Defensive With Dividend Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 08:35:00:000

Federal Reserve Attitude Increases Short-Term Market Risks The long awaited Federal Reserve Open Committee Statement took place Wednesday afternoon and the statement coming out from Chairman Powell was disappointing. The Fed hiked interest rates by 0.25% and reduced their outlook for fut… read more...

Deep Correction? Get Defensive With Dividend Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 08:35:00:000

Federal Reserve Attitude Increases Short-Term Market Risks The long awaited Federal Reserve Open Committee Statement took place Wednesday afternoon and the statement coming out from Chairman Powell was disappointing. The Fed hiked interest rates by 0.25% and reduced their outlook for fut… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Will Appeal To Passive Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-20 11:13:13:000

The Alerian MLP ETF ( AMLP ), which gives investors exposure to a number of leading master limited partnerships, should do well in the future due to the strength of its underlying holdings, such as MPLX LP ( MPLX ), Magellan Midstream Partners ( MMP ), and Plains All American Pipeline … read more...

Is This The End Of Low Interest Rates?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-19 09:00:00:000

After the 10-year treasury hit a record low of ~1.37% in 2016, the yield has been steadily rising and is today back to almost 3%. With a few more likely interest rate hikes in the near term, the market is asking itself whether this is the end of low interest rates? It is causing great conc… read more...

2019 Midstream Outlook Video

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-19 08:00:00:000

By Stacey Morris Disclosure: Alerian 2018. All rights reserved. This material is reproduced with the prior consent of Alerian. It is provided as general information only and should not be taken as investment advice. Employees of Alerian are prohibited from owning indi… read more...

MLPX Is One Of The Safest, Easiest And Cheapest Ways To Invest In MLPs And Midstream Companies

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 11:10:13:000

Energy infrastructure companies and MLPs are a favorite amongst the SeekingAlpha community due to their strong growth prospects, high dividend yields, and rock-bottom valuations. They are also generally risky investments, which is off-putting to many readers and investors. I was told as much i… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Coal For Christmas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 09:39:57:000

The arrest of the Huawei CFO and daughter of the company's founder, Meng Wanzhou, during the G20 summit has injected uncertainty into the US-China tariff negotiations with President Trump appearing to use the event as a bargaining chip. The actions of the US government revolve around statement… read more...

Sell AMZA And Buy JMLP

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 08:08:23:000

Due to the benefits of tax loss harvesting, a more favorable forward-looking investing strategy, and the low price of oil, now is a great time to sell shares in InfraCap MLP ETF ( AMZA ) in favor of the Nuveen All Cap Energy MLP Opportunities CEF ( JMLP ), which is currently standing at its gr… read more...

Sell AMZA And Buy JMLP

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 08:08:23:000

Due to the benefits of tax loss harvesting, a more favorable forward-looking investing strategy, and the low price of oil, now is a great time to sell shares in InfraCap MLP ETF ( AMZA ) in favor of the Nuveen All Cap Energy MLP Opportunities CEF ( JMLP ), which is currently standing at its gr… read more...

Sell AMZA And Buy JMLP

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 08:08:23:000

Due to the benefits of tax loss harvesting, a more favorable forward-looking investing strategy, and the low price of oil, now is a great time to sell shares in InfraCap MLP ETF ( AMZA ) in favor of the Nuveen All Cap Energy MLP Opportunities CEF ( JMLP ), which is currently standing at its gr… read more...

Bye, Bye, Bye (MLPs) Revisited: MLP Consolidation Entering Late Innings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 08:00:20:000

By Stacey Morris Since we last discussed MLP consolidation in our three-part Bye, Bye, Bye series from this summer, significant headway has been made in terms of transaction announcements. This progress should be welcomed by investors because it helps alleviate uncertainty and removes th… read more...

MLPX: Profit Off Of Growth In Infrastructure With This ETF

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 18:16:37:000

Over the past few weeks, I have been repeatedly seeing ads on this site for the Global X MLP & Energy Infrastructure ETF ( MLPX ). As this certainly sounds like the kind of thing that I would be interested in, I decided to investigate further. As many of my regular readers are no doubt wel… read more...

MLPX: Profit Off Of Growth In Infrastructure With This ETF

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 18:16:37:000

Over the past few weeks, I have been repeatedly seeing ads on this site for the Global X MLP & Energy Infrastructure ETF ( MLPX ). As this certainly sounds like the kind of thing that I would be interested in, I decided to investigate further. As many of my regular readers are no doubt wel… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Now You See It, Now You Don't

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 17:21:38:000

Last week's optimism on the bilateral US-China trade deal coming out of the G20 gave way to reality. A number of claims about key components of the deal made by the US side remain to be confirmed by China, leading to doubt and weakness in the markets as initial optimism and risk appetite was l… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Now You See It, Now You Don't

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 17:21:38:000

Last week's optimism on the bilateral US-China trade deal coming out of the G20 gave way to reality. A number of claims about key components of the deal made by the US side remain to be confirmed by China, leading to doubt and weakness in the markets as initial optimism and risk appetite was l… read more...

It's Been 3 Years Since The Kindering; Has Management Executed On Its Promises?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 15:41:49:000

Background Allow us to step into a time machine, back to the early days of December 2015. This was in the depths of the oil bear market, with crude oil falling to the nigh-unthinkable level of $40/barrel. The stock of Kinder Morgan ( KMI ), along with its cohort in the MLP index ( AMLP ), ha… read more...

It's Been 3 Years Since The Kindering; Has Management Executed On Its Promises?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 15:41:49:000

Background Allow us to step into a time machine, back to the early days of December 2015. This was in the depths of the oil bear market, with crude oil falling to the nigh-unthinkable level of $40/barrel. The stock of Kinder Morgan ( KMI ), along with its cohort in the MLP index ( AMLP ), ha… read more...

MLPs And Midstream: Defense Wins In A Tough Oil Tape

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 08:00:35:000

By Stacey Morris Before the recent pullback in oil prices, we were often asked this year why MLP and midstream performance had not been better given the recovery in oil prices. Even as oil prices have fallen significantly, we are still fielding questions on why MLP and midstream performanc… read more...

MLPs And Midstream: Defense Wins In A Tough Oil Tape

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 08:00:35:000

By Stacey Morris Before the recent pullback in oil prices, we were often asked this year why MLP and midstream performance had not been better given the recovery in oil prices. Even as oil prices have fallen significantly, we are still fielding questions on why MLP and midstream performanc… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Goodbye To All That

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 11:22:02:000

All eyes were on the G20 this past week and, particularly, for market participants on the bilateral Trump - Xi meeting at the end of the week. The two sides have reached an agreement to delay for 90 days the expected 25% increase in tariffs on most Chinese imports into the US to allow the two … read more...

AMLP: A Way To Play Infrastructure Growth In The Energy Space

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 10:36:10:000

One of the most active sectors of the energy economy has been midstream companies, many of which are structured as master limited partnerships. Many might remember this as a sector that got into trouble a few years ago when the oil bear market happened but they have since seen a revival as the… read more...

Energy Transfer Versus MLP Peers: Value Stock Or Value Trap?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-30 07:25:00:000

This article is devoted to reviewing the current market price and value for Energy Transfer ( ET ) units versus several other similarly-situated midstream MLPs. Energy Transfer recorded excellent 3Q 2018 results; these are summarized below. However, the good results did not translate i… read more...

Energy Transfer Versus MLP Peers: Value Stock Or Value Trap?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-30 07:25:00:000

This article is devoted to reviewing the current market price and value for Energy Transfer ( ET ) units versus several other similarly-situated midstream MLPs. Energy Transfer recorded excellent 3Q 2018 results; these are summarized below. However, the good results did not translate i… read more...

Energy Transfer Versus MLP Peers: Value Stock Or Value Trap?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-30 07:25:00:000

This article is devoted to reviewing the current market price and value for Energy Transfer ( ET ) units versus several other similarly-situated midstream MLPs. Energy Transfer recorded excellent 3Q 2018 results; these are summarized below. However, the good results did not translate i… read more...

FEN: The Best MLP Fund Yields 12.2% And Is Trading At Multi-Year Lows, No K-1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 16:53:21:000

First Trust Energy Income & Growth's (NYSE: FEN ) well-diversified holdings, strong 12.2% distribution yield, decades-long history of over-performance, and large 8.7% discount to NAV make it one of the best funds in its particular industry, and a strong investment choice all around. Ind… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs - 'Black Friday' In The Leading Benchmarks Of The Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 04:31:28:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage and directional opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, have h… read more...

Q3 2018 MLP Distribution Recap: With Q3 Cuts Behind Us, How Will Current Trends Affect Future Distributions?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-28 08:00:09:000

By Michael Laitkep Mixed quarter of distribution growth For context, 3Q18 distributions refer to the distributions that will be paid in 4Q18 as a result of operational performance in 3Q18. The pie charts below reflect the quarter-over-quarter (Q/Q) changes to distributions, comparing 3… read more...

Energy Transfer: Cutting Your Payout, Not Mine

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-26 17:45:17:000

Energy infrastructure investors have been subjected to countless distribition cuts. However, these have fallen disproportionately on MLP unitholders and far less on investors in corporations. Since pipeline companies exist in both MLP and corporate form, when looking for stable payouts it pays… read more...

Energy Transfer: Cutting Your Payout, Not Mine

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-26 17:45:17:000

Energy infrastructure investors have been subjected to countless distribition cuts. However, these have fallen disproportionately on MLP unitholders and far less on investors in corporations. Since pipeline companies exist in both MLP and corporate form, when looking for stable payouts it pays… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs - Once Again Lack Of Premiums In The Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-22 04:29:15:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage and directional opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, have h… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs - Once Again Lack Of Premiums In The Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-22 04:29:15:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage and directional opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, have h… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs - Once Again Lack Of Premiums In The Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-22 04:29:15:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage and directional opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, have h… read more...

Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q3 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 08:22:19:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to David Teppers 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Appaloosa Managements regulatory 13F Form filed on 11/14/2018. Please visit our Tracking David Teppers Appaloosa… read more...

Dropdown MLPs: Time To Double (Drop)Down Or Fold (In)?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 08:00:26:000

By Stacey Morris It's no secret that MLP equity markets have been challenged since oil prices cratered in 2014, and the recent volatility in oil prices and the broader market haven't helped. The difficult market environment has raised questions around the viability of dropdown MLPs 1 , par… read more...

The Oil Market Today: Where Does It Stand And What Is The Opportunity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 12:41:09:000

Talk about a major change in sentiment and price reversal. Not too long ago oil prices reflected the markets anticipation that Iranian sanctions would shrink global supply, while over the last few weeks worries about lower demand arose at the same time production growth from Saudi Arab… read more...

20% Distribution Growth Through 2021, Guidance Up Again, Record Earnings, 8.6% Yield

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 09:15:00:000

Looking for strong distribution growth in the high-yield space? Coupled with good trailing coverage and robust forward distribution coverage guidance? How about rising EBITDA guidance? And maybe a side of fries and a milk shake with your order? The fact is, you can have it all with Oasis M… read more...

20% Distribution Growth Through 2021, Guidance Up Again, Record Earnings, 8.6% Yield

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 09:15:00:000

Looking for strong distribution growth in the high-yield space? Coupled with good trailing coverage and robust forward distribution coverage guidance? How about rising EBITDA guidance? And maybe a side of fries and a milk shake with your order? The fact is, you can have it all with Oasis M… read more...

20% Distribution Growth Through 2021, Guidance Up Again, Record Earnings, 8.6% Yield

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 09:15:00:000

Looking for strong distribution growth in the high-yield space? Coupled with good trailing coverage and robust forward distribution coverage guidance? How about rising EBITDA guidance? And maybe a side of fries and a milk shake with your order? The fact is, you can have it all with Oasis M… read more...

20% Distribution Growth Through 2021, Guidance Up Again, Record Earnings, 8.6% Yield

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 09:15:00:000

Looking for strong distribution growth in the high-yield space? Coupled with good trailing coverage and robust forward distribution coverage guidance? How about rising EBITDA guidance? And maybe a side of fries and a milk shake with your order? The fact is, you can have it all with Oasis M… read more...

Character

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-12 10:20:39:000

The true prophet is not he who predicts the future, but he who reads history and reveals the present. . . . Eric Hoffer, an American moral and social philosopher. He was the author of ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983. We could almost hear our… read more...

Character

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-12 10:20:39:000

The true prophet is not he who predicts the future, but he who reads history and reveals the present. . . . Eric Hoffer, an American moral and social philosopher. He was the author of ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983. We could almost hear our… read more...

Character

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-12 10:20:39:000

The true prophet is not he who predicts the future, but he who reads history and reveals the present. . . . Eric Hoffer, an American moral and social philosopher. He was the author of ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983. We could almost hear our… read more...

Valuing MLPs Privately: Enterprise Products Partners

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-11 16:39:44:000

MLP valuations show that the trust of the traditional MLP investor has been lost, perhaps irretrievably. In Kinder Morgan: Still Paying for Broken Promises , we showed how that companys history of investor abuse via two distribution cuts and an adverse tax outcome continues to weigh o… read more...

A 10% Yield, 23 Straight Hikes, 10% Distribution Growth Through 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-10 09:15:00:000

If you're looking for steady earnings and distribution growth, maybe you should consider Delek Logistics Partners LP ( DKL ), the yieldco arm of Delek US ( DK ). DKL has had a steady stream of dropdown assets from DK over the past several quarters, which have ramped up its earnings big time:… read more...

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF declares $0.1913 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 09:42:20:000

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA: AMLP ) declares $0.1913/share quarterly dividend , -7.4% decrease from prior dividend of $0.2066. More news on: ALPS Alerian MLP ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF declares $0.1913 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 09:42:20:000

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA: AMLP ) declares $0.1913/share quarterly dividend , -7.4% decrease from prior dividend of $0.2066. More news on: ALPS Alerian MLP ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares Fourth Quarter Distribution of $0.1913

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-08 09:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMLP) declared its fourth quarter 2018 distribution of $0.1913 on Wednesday, November 7th. The dividend is payable on November 15, 2018 to shareholders of record on November 9, 2018. AMLP Cash Distribution: Ex-Date: Thursday, November 8th Recor… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares Fourth Quarter Distribution of $0.1913

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-08 09:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMLP) declared its fourth quarter 2018 distribution of $0.1913 on Wednesday, November 7th. The dividend is payable on November 15, 2018 to shareholders of record on November 9, 2018. AMLP Cash Distribution: Ex-Date: Thursday, November 8th Recor… read more...

The Problem With InfraCap MLP Fund

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-03 03:22:21:000

We last recommended that investors "escape" from Infracap MLP ETF ( AMZA ) due to its rather big lopsided bets on commodity prices. Since then AMZA has actually delivered an even worse month. Investors who bought this are looking at losses across every time frame. We dig into what is going w… read more...

The Problem With InfraCap MLP Fund

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-03 03:22:21:000

We last recommended that investors "escape" from Infracap MLP ETF ( AMZA ) due to its rather big lopsided bets on commodity prices. Since then AMZA has actually delivered an even worse month. Investors who bought this are looking at losses across every time frame. We dig into what is going w… read more...

The Problem With InfraCap MLP Fund

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-03 03:22:21:000

We last recommended that investors "escape" from Infracap MLP ETF ( AMZA ) due to its rather big lopsided bets on commodity prices. Since then AMZA has actually delivered an even worse month. Investors who bought this are looking at losses across every time frame. We dig into what is going w… read more...

The Problem With InfraCap MLP Fund

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-03 03:22:21:000

We last recommended that investors "escape" from Infracap MLP ETF ( AMZA ) due to its rather big lopsided bets on commodity prices. Since then AMZA has actually delivered an even worse month. Investors who bought this are looking at losses across every time frame. We dig into what is going w… read more...

A 9% Yield, 56 Straight Distribution Hikes, Good Long-Term Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-02 09:15:00:000

Holly Energy Partners L.P. ( HEP ) just reported another strong quarter for Q3 2018, with revenue up 14%, EBITDA up 16%, and DCF up 12%. One of HEP's claims to fame is its long string of distribution hikes since the company's IPO. In fact, they recently tied the immortal Joltin' Joe DiMagg… read more...

AMJ: Play MLP Growth With This Solid ETN

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 14:58:22:000

I have been writing a lot about various master limited partnerships over the past few months. One reason for this is that the growing production coming out of areas like the Permian has led to the increased demand for midstream energy services that these companies provide. Unfortunately, it ha… read more...

AMJ: Play MLP Growth With This Solid ETN

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 14:58:22:000

I have been writing a lot about various master limited partnerships over the past few months. One reason for this is that the growing production coming out of areas like the Permian has led to the increased demand for midstream energy services that these companies provide. Unfortunately, it ha… read more...

AMJ: Play MLP Growth With This Solid ETN

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 14:58:22:000

I have been writing a lot about various master limited partnerships over the past few months. One reason for this is that the growing production coming out of areas like the Permian has led to the increased demand for midstream energy services that these companies provide. Unfortunately, it ha… read more...

AMJ: Play MLP Growth With This Solid ETN

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 14:58:22:000

I have been writing a lot about various master limited partnerships over the past few months. One reason for this is that the growing production coming out of areas like the Permian has led to the increased demand for midstream energy services that these companies provide. Unfortunately, it ha… read more...

AMJ: Play MLP Growth With This Solid ETN

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 14:58:22:000

I have been writing a lot about various master limited partnerships over the past few months. One reason for this is that the growing production coming out of areas like the Permian has led to the increased demand for midstream energy services that these companies provide. Unfortunately, it ha… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs - Statistically Undervalued CEF At A 13% Discount

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 11:24:55:000

Over the past few months, most of you have noticed increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage and directional opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, have had a couple of ro… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs - Statistically Undervalued CEF At A 13% Discount

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 11:24:55:000

Over the past few months, most of you have noticed increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage and directional opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, have had a couple of ro… read more...

Revisiting MLP Performance As Interest Rates Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 08:00:59:000

By Stacey Morris With the 10-year Treasury yield recently touching highs not seen since 2011, it seems like an opportune time to revisit MLP performance in a rising interest rate environment. We discussed this topic in detail in a 2015 white paper , which provides historical context going… read more...

Revisiting MLP Performance As Interest Rates Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 08:00:59:000

By Stacey Morris With the 10-year Treasury yield recently touching highs not seen since 2011, it seems like an opportune time to revisit MLP performance in a rising interest rate environment. We discussed this topic in detail in a 2015 white paper , which provides historical context going… read more...

Another MLP Jumps Ship

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 10:32:58:000

Last week Antero Midstream ( AM ) became the latest MLP to simplify their structure. This is further evidence of the declining opportunity set for MLP-dedicated funds, and cause for investors to seek exposure to energy infrastructure that goes beyond MLPs to include corporations (see The Unce… read more...

Another MLP Jumps Ship

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 10:32:58:000

Last week Antero Midstream ( AM ) became the latest MLP to simplify their structure. This is further evidence of the declining opportunity set for MLP-dedicated funds, and cause for investors to seek exposure to energy infrastructure that goes beyond MLPs to include corporations (see The Unce… read more...

Another MLP Jumps Ship

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 10:32:58:000

Last week Antero Midstream ( AM ) became the latest MLP to simplify their structure. This is further evidence of the declining opportunity set for MLP-dedicated funds, and cause for investors to seek exposure to energy infrastructure that goes beyond MLPs to include corporations (see The Unce… read more...

Rising Rates Reflect Strong Pipeline Fundamentals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 16:25:31:000

Will rising interest rates hurt pipeline company stocks? Ten year treasury yields were recently at 3.25%, a seven year high. The bond market is commanding the attention of equity investors once more. Energy infrastructure should be able to withstand rising rates because of strong fundamental… read more...

Rising Rates Reflect Strong Pipeline Fundamentals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 16:25:31:000

Will rising interest rates hurt pipeline company stocks? Ten year treasury yields were recently at 3.25%, a seven year high. The bond market is commanding the attention of equity investors once more. Energy infrastructure should be able to withstand rising rates because of strong fundamental… read more...

Rising Rates Reflect Strong Pipeline Fundamentals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 16:25:31:000

Will rising interest rates hurt pipeline company stocks? Ten year treasury yields were recently at 3.25%, a seven year high. The bond market is commanding the attention of equity investors once more. Energy infrastructure should be able to withstand rising rates because of strong fundamental… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, September 2018: The Best Diversifiers To U.S. Stocks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-11 06:13:08:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of August 6, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "ciletn". Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments None this month. Note that… read more...

Midstream Vs. Upstream: A Tale Of Two Market Reactions To Rising Capex

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 08:00:06:000

By Stacey Morris In the wake of the oil downturn, capital discipline has come into focus for many energy-related companies, including MLPs and exploration and production (E&P) companies. Despite this emphasis, several MLPs and E&Ps raised guidance for 2018 capital expenditures with… read more...

Escalating Ethane Prices And The Implications For MLPs And Midstream

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 08:00:43:000

By Stacey Morris When you think of a commodity gaining over 60% in a matter of eight weeks, the story may read more like that of an agricultural product being plagued by some exotic beetle. In Texas, we were well aware of the price spike in limes in 2014 and the consequences for Texas st… read more...

Escalating Ethane Prices And The Implications For MLPs And Midstream

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 08:00:43:000

By Stacey Morris When you think of a commodity gaining over 60% in a matter of eight weeks, the story may read more like that of an agricultural product being plagued by some exotic beetle. In Texas, we were well aware of the price spike in limes in 2014 and the consequences for Texas st… read more...

Escalating Ethane Prices And The Implications For MLPs And Midstream

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 08:00:43:000

By Stacey Morris When you think of a commodity gaining over 60% in a matter of eight weeks, the story may read more like that of an agricultural product being plagued by some exotic beetle. In Texas, we were well aware of the price spike in limes in 2014 and the consequences for Texas st… read more...

AMZA Yields 18% And Is At Key Buying Levels

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 11:29:19:000

It is difficult to find an investment vehicle like the InfraCap MLP ETF ( AMZA ), which offers a monstrous dividend and is comprised of the top midstream companies in the world. To be exact, the fund: … seeks total return primarily through investments in equity securities of publicly tra... read more...

AMZA Yields 18% And Is At Key Buying Levels

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 11:29:19:000

It is difficult to find an investment vehicle like the InfraCap MLP ETF ( AMZA ), which offers a monstrous dividend and is comprised of the top midstream companies in the world. To be exact, the fund: … seeks total return primarily through investments in equity securities of publicly tra... read more...

AMZA Yields 18% And Is At Key Buying Levels

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 11:29:19:000

It is difficult to find an investment vehicle like the InfraCap MLP ETF ( AMZA ), which offers a monstrous dividend and is comprised of the top midstream companies in the world. To be exact, the fund: … seeks total return primarily through investments in equity securities of publicly tra... read more...

AMZA Yields 18% And Is At Key Buying Levels

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 11:29:19:000

It is difficult to find an investment vehicle like the InfraCap MLP ETF ( AMZA ), which offers a monstrous dividend and is comprised of the top midstream companies in the world. To be exact, the fund: … seeks total return primarily through investments in equity securities of publicly tra... read more...

AMZA Yields 18% And Is At Key Buying Levels

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 11:29:19:000

It is difficult to find an investment vehicle like the InfraCap MLP ETF ( AMZA ), which offers a monstrous dividend and is comprised of the top midstream companies in the world. To be exact, the fund: … seeks total return primarily through investments in equity securities of publicly tra... read more...

55 Straight Hikes, 8% Yield, Strong Long-Term Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-21 09:15:00:000

Looking for consistent distribution hikes and consistent growth? You may want to take a look at Holly Energy Partners L.P. ( HEP ), whose management has achieved quite a long string of distribution hikes and impressive CAGR since the company's IPO. Profile: HEP is a Delaware LP formed in… read more...

55 Straight Hikes, 8% Yield, Strong Long-Term Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-21 09:15:00:000

Looking for consistent distribution hikes and consistent growth? You may want to take a look at Holly Energy Partners L.P. ( HEP ), whose management has achieved quite a long string of distribution hikes and impressive CAGR since the company's IPO. Profile: HEP is a Delaware LP formed in… read more...

55 Straight Hikes, 8% Yield, Strong Long-Term Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-21 09:15:00:000

Looking for consistent distribution hikes and consistent growth? You may want to take a look at Holly Energy Partners L.P. ( HEP ), whose management has achieved quite a long string of distribution hikes and impressive CAGR since the company's IPO. Profile: HEP is a Delaware LP formed in… read more...

55 Straight Hikes, 8% Yield, Strong Long-Term Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-21 09:15:00:000

Looking for consistent distribution hikes and consistent growth? You may want to take a look at Holly Energy Partners L.P. ( HEP ), whose management has achieved quite a long string of distribution hikes and impressive CAGR since the company's IPO. Profile: HEP is a Delaware LP formed in… read more...

55 Straight Hikes, 8% Yield, Strong Long-Term Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-21 09:15:00:000

Looking for consistent distribution hikes and consistent growth? You may want to take a look at Holly Energy Partners L.P. ( HEP ), whose management has achieved quite a long string of distribution hikes and impressive CAGR since the company's IPO. Profile: HEP is a Delaware LP formed in… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs - So Many 'BUY' Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 12:50:44:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, … read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs - So Many 'BUY' Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 12:50:44:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, … read more...

Water In The (Mid)Stream: How Water Flows Generate Cash Flows

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 08:52:33:000

By Stacey Morris Your elementary science teacher probably taught you that oil and water don't mix, but when it comes to oil production, water plays an important role. In fact, water is both a necessity and a potential headache for oil and natural gas producers. Water is needed for hydrauli… read more...

Water In The (Mid)Stream: How Water Flows Generate Cash Flows

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 08:52:33:000

By Stacey Morris Your elementary science teacher probably taught you that oil and water don't mix, but when it comes to oil production, water plays an important role. In fact, water is both a necessity and a potential headache for oil and natural gas producers. Water is needed for hydrauli… read more...

MLP Sector Deep Dive: What's Not To Like?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-17 12:46:20:000

The MLP sector has been the ugly stepchild of the CEF space over the last few years. The total return price index of the sector says it all - the energy price crash and sector underperformance exposed an unsustainable business model, which ended with the sector giving up nearly all of its post… read more...

MLP Sector Deep Dive: What's Not To Like?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-17 12:46:20:000

The MLP sector has been the ugly stepchild of the CEF space over the last few years. The total return price index of the sector says it all - the energy price crash and sector underperformance exposed an unsustainable business model, which ended with the sector giving up nearly all of its post… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, August 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-12 10:37:31:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of August 6, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "ciletn". Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments None this month. Note that… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, August 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-12 10:37:31:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of August 6, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "ciletn". Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments None this month. Note that… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, August 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-12 10:37:31:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of August 6, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "ciletn". Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments None this month. Note that… read more...

New C-Corp Yields 8%, 5 Straight Hikes, Insiders Buying, Estimates Rising, Record Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 09:16:00:000

If you've ever owned a royalty LP, you may have encountered the problem of royalties based on fixed assets, which wind down over time, as does the royalty income stream. However, Kimbell Royalty Partners LP ( KRP ) is a royalty LP with a big difference - it's actively managed, meaning that… read more...

New C-Corp Yields 8%, 5 Straight Hikes, Insiders Buying, Estimates Rising, Record Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 09:16:00:000

If you've ever owned a royalty LP, you may have encountered the problem of royalties based on fixed assets, which wind down over time, as does the royalty income stream. However, Kimbell Royalty Partners LP ( KRP ) is a royalty LP with a big difference - it's actively managed, meaning that… read more...

New C-Corp Yields 8%, 5 Straight Hikes, Insiders Buying, Estimates Rising, Record Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 09:16:00:000

If you've ever owned a royalty LP, you may have encountered the problem of royalties based on fixed assets, which wind down over time, as does the royalty income stream. However, Kimbell Royalty Partners LP ( KRP ) is a royalty LP with a big difference - it's actively managed, meaning that… read more...

New C-Corp Yields 8%, 5 Straight Hikes, Insiders Buying, Estimates Rising, Record Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 09:16:00:000

If you've ever owned a royalty LP, you may have encountered the problem of royalties based on fixed assets, which wind down over time, as does the royalty income stream. However, Kimbell Royalty Partners LP ( KRP ) is a royalty LP with a big difference - it's actively managed, meaning that… read more...

New C-Corp Yields 8%, 5 Straight Hikes, Insiders Buying, Estimates Rising, Record Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 09:16:00:000

If you've ever owned a royalty LP, you may have encountered the problem of royalties based on fixed assets, which wind down over time, as does the royalty income stream. However, Kimbell Royalty Partners LP ( KRP ) is a royalty LP with a big difference - it's actively managed, meaning that… read more...

First Quarterly Update - Steve's Dividend Portfolio And Strategy For Replacing My Salary With Dividend Income

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 19:19:21:000

Welcome to the First Quarterly update in my series for replacing my salary with dividend income. In the initial article , I outlined my portfolio strategy for replacing one of our salaries when my wife and I retire which is comprised of individual securities and ETFs. It's been three months s… read more...

First Quarterly Update - Steve's Dividend Portfolio And Strategy For Replacing My Salary With Dividend Income

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 19:19:21:000

Welcome to the First Quarterly update in my series for replacing my salary with dividend income. In the initial article , I outlined my portfolio strategy for replacing one of our salaries when my wife and I retire which is comprised of individual securities and ETFs. It's been three months s… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 14:34:34:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, ha… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 14:34:34:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, ha… read more...

MLP Summer Recap Video

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 08:00:00:000

Disclosure: Alerian 2018. All rights reserved. This material is reproduced with the prior consent of Alerian. It is provided as general information only and should not be taken as investment advice. Employees of Alerian are prohibited from owning individual MLPs. For more… read more...

MLP Summer Recap Video

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 08:00:00:000

Disclosure: Alerian 2018. All rights reserved. This material is reproduced with the prior consent of Alerian. It is provided as general information only and should not be taken as investment advice. Employees of Alerian are prohibited from owning individual MLPs. For more… read more...

Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q2 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-03 07:47:28:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to David Teppers 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Appaloosa Managements regulatory 13F Form filed on 08/14/2018. Please visit our Tracking David Teppers Appaloosa… read more...

Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q2 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-03 07:47:28:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to David Teppers 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Appaloosa Managements regulatory 13F Form filed on 08/14/2018. Please visit our Tracking David Teppers Appaloosa… read more...

Will This Time Be Different? I Strongly Doubt That. So Should You!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 09:32:11:000

Background Over the past two weeks or so, we've touched upon the markets across the globe a couple of times. We've expressed our preference for the US over other parts in the world, mainly Emerging Markets and Europe , especially Spain , Italy , and Turkey . In addition, we identifie… read more...

Will This Time Be Different? I Strongly Doubt That. So Should You!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 09:32:11:000

Background Over the past two weeks or so, we've touched upon the markets across the globe a couple of times. We've expressed our preference for the US over other parts in the world, mainly Emerging Markets and Europe , especially Spain , Italy , and Turkey . In addition, we identifie… read more...

Will This Time Be Different? I Strongly Doubt That. So Should You!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 09:32:11:000

Background Over the past two weeks or so, we've touched upon the markets across the globe a couple of times. We've expressed our preference for the US over other parts in the world, mainly Emerging Markets and Europe , especially Spain , Italy , and Turkey . In addition, we identifie… read more...

MLP Distribution Coverage: How And Why It's Changed

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 08:00:15:000

While we recap distribution growth quarterly ( 2Q18 recap ), two quarters have passed since we last discussed distribution coverage ( click here ). In today's post, we show historical quarterly coverage ratios for current constituents of the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index (AMZI) for 4Q16 a… read more...

The Days Of The MLP Model Are Numbered

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-26 13:58:24:000

By Brian Nelson, CFA On August 24, Enbridge ( ENB ) announced that it would enter into a definitive agreement under which the entity would buy Sprectra Energy Partners ( SEP ) at an exchange ratio of 1.111 common shares of Enbridge for each common unit of SEP, a near-10% increase from the e… read more...

The Days Of The MLP Model Are Numbered

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-26 13:58:24:000

By Brian Nelson, CFA On August 24, Enbridge ( ENB ) announced that it would enter into a definitive agreement under which the entity would buy Sprectra Energy Partners ( SEP ) at an exchange ratio of 1.111 common shares of Enbridge for each common unit of SEP, a near-10% increase from the e… read more...

The Days Of The MLP Model Are Numbered

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-26 13:58:24:000

By Brian Nelson, CFA On August 24, Enbridge ( ENB ) announced that it would enter into a definitive agreement under which the entity would buy Sprectra Energy Partners ( SEP ) at an exchange ratio of 1.111 common shares of Enbridge for each common unit of SEP, a near-10% increase from the e… read more...

Reliable Yields Are The Best

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 11:08:31:000

By Simon Lack Before jumping at an attractive yield, investors should pause to consider its consistency. In recent years, traditional MLP investors were victims of one of the greatest betrayals in U.S. financial history. Older, wealthy Americans were drawn to companies that paid out most… read more...

Reliable Yields Are The Best

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 11:08:31:000

By Simon Lack Before jumping at an attractive yield, investors should pause to consider its consistency. In recent years, traditional MLP investors were victims of one of the greatest betrayals in U.S. financial history. Older, wealthy Americans were drawn to companies that paid out most… read more...

A 13% Yield For Patient Income Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 07:27:00:000

Back on 6/28/18, we published an article entitled, "A 15% Yield For Patient Income Investors" about Summit Midstream Partners LP ( SMLP ), a midstream energy company. SMLP had been getting beaten up by the market due to flat revenues and EBITDA, and declining distributable cash flow - DCF,… read more...

A 13% Yield For Patient Income Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 07:27:00:000

Back on 6/28/18, we published an article entitled, "A 15% Yield For Patient Income Investors" about Summit Midstream Partners LP ( SMLP ), a midstream energy company. SMLP had been getting beaten up by the market due to flat revenues and EBITDA, and declining distributable cash flow - DCF,… read more...

Q2 '18 Recap And The Barbell Profile Of MLP Distribution Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 08:00:33:000

Cut-Free Quarter for Index Constituents For context, 2Q18 distributions refer to the distributions that will be paid in 3Q18 as a result of operational performance in 2Q18. The pie charts below reflect the Q/Q changes to distributions, comparing 2Q18 with 1Q18. For this exercise, we includ… read more...

Q2 '18 Recap And The Barbell Profile Of MLP Distribution Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 08:00:33:000

Cut-Free Quarter for Index Constituents For context, 2Q18 distributions refer to the distributions that will be paid in 3Q18 as a result of operational performance in 2Q18. The pie charts below reflect the Q/Q changes to distributions, comparing 2Q18 with 1Q18. For this exercise, we includ… read more...

ETE-ETP Rollup And Implied Distribution Cut

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-20 19:19:26:000

By Brian Nelson, CFA On August 1, Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE ) announced that it would roll up Energy Transfer Partners ( ETP ) in a unit-for-unit merger exchange. Energy Transfer Equitys incentive distribution rights (IDRs) in Energy Transfer Partners will be eliminated, and the d… read more...

ETE-ETP Rollup And Implied Distribution Cut

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-20 19:19:26:000

By Brian Nelson, CFA On August 1, Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE ) announced that it would roll up Energy Transfer Partners ( ETP ) in a unit-for-unit merger exchange. Energy Transfer Equitys incentive distribution rights (IDRs) in Energy Transfer Partners will be eliminated, and the d… read more...

Make MLPs Great Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-20 09:00:00:000

MLPs have been one of the most avoided sectors since the commodity price downturn that started in 2014. MLP prices peaked in 3 rd quarter of 2014 and steadily declined alongside a severe decline in crude oil prices. The broader energy space hit a bottom when WTI price traded at $26/bbl in Feb… read more...

Make MLPs Great Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-20 09:00:00:000

MLPs have been one of the most avoided sectors since the commodity price downturn that started in 2014. MLP prices peaked in 3 rd quarter of 2014 and steadily declined alongside a severe decline in crude oil prices. The broader energy space hit a bottom when WTI price traded at $26/bbl in Feb… read more...

Alerian Explains It All: C Corps, MLPs, And The Midstream Indices That Contain Them

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 08:22:58:000

With all the reorganizations we've seen this year, think C Corps make up the vast majority of the midstream universe? Think again. The actual split between MLPs and corporations in the midstream universe may surprise you, with MLPs still representing comfortably more than half of the midstream… read more...

Alerian Explains It All: C Corps, MLPs, And The Midstream Indices That Contain Them

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 08:22:58:000

With all the reorganizations we've seen this year, think C Corps make up the vast majority of the midstream universe? Think again. The actual split between MLPs and corporations in the midstream universe may surprise you, with MLPs still representing comfortably more than half of the midstream… read more...

Alerian Explains It All: C Corps, MLPs, And The Midstream Indices That Contain Them

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 08:22:58:000

With all the reorganizations we've seen this year, think C Corps make up the vast majority of the midstream universe? Think again. The actual split between MLPs and corporations in the midstream universe may surprise you, with MLPs still representing comfortably more than half of the midstream… read more...

Weekly CEF Roundup: Sell PFO, JMLP Hit By AMID Drop

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-11 11:13:00:000

The Weekly CEF Roundup summarizes recent price movements in closed-end fund [CEF] sectors in the last week, as well as to highlight recently concluded or upcoming corporate actions on CEFs, such as tender offers. Most of the information has been sourced from CEFInsight or the Closed-En… read more...

Weekly CEF Roundup: Sell PFO, JMLP Hit By AMID Drop

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-11 11:13:00:000

The Weekly CEF Roundup summarizes recent price movements in closed-end fund [CEF] sectors in the last week, as well as to highlight recently concluded or upcoming corporate actions on CEFs, such as tender offers. Most of the information has been sourced from CEFInsight or the Closed-En… read more...

Weekly CEF Roundup: Sell PFO, JMLP Hit By AMID Drop

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-11 11:13:00:000

The Weekly CEF Roundup summarizes recent price movements in closed-end fund [CEF] sectors in the last week, as well as to highlight recently concluded or upcoming corporate actions on CEFs, such as tender offers. Most of the information has been sourced from CEFInsight or the Closed-En… read more...

Weekly CEF Roundup: Sell PFO, JMLP Hit By AMID Drop

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-11 11:13:00:000

The Weekly CEF Roundup summarizes recent price movements in closed-end fund [CEF] sectors in the last week, as well as to highlight recently concluded or upcoming corporate actions on CEFs, such as tender offers. Most of the information has been sourced from CEFInsight or the Closed-En… read more...

How To Prepare Your Portfolio For Stagflation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 12:45:17:000

Photo Source The Unfortunate Case For Stagflation Stagflation has become a real consideration due to recent escalations in trade tensions between the U.S. and its largest trade partners. Stagflation is that unfortunate condition in which economic growth slows at the same time that pr… read more...

Technically Speaking For August 10

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 11:18:40:000

Will the trade war hurt China? Maybe - maybe not as much as you might think. Remember when everybody (including me) was deeply concerned about China's controlling its currency? A while ago (as in decades), China went to a semi-free-floating currency, which means they allow the yuan to trade … read more...

A 10% Yield, Record Earnings, 22 Straight Hikes, 10% Distribution Growth Through 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 09:15:00:000

Looking for strong earnings in the midstream energy space? Take a look at these earnings gains from Delek Logistics Partners LP ( DKL ). It's a classic pattern of MLP asset expansion - the parent/GP, Delek US ( DK ), drops down assets to its yieldco, DKL, which pumps up sales: Sequentially… read more...

MLPs: A Light At The End Of The Pipeline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 07:00:29:000

By David Wertheim, Senior Client Portfolio Manager and Darin Turner, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager on Aug 9, 2018, in Alternatives Master limited partnerships may be poised for a turnaround The master limited partnership ((MLP)) asset class has experienced considerabl… read more...

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF declares $0.2066 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 09:48:15:000

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA: AMLP ) declares $0.2066/share quarterly dividend . More news on: ALPS Alerian MLP ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares Third Quarter Distribution of $0.2066

via: Business Wire at 2018-08-09 09:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMLP) declared its third quarter 2018 distribution of $0.2066 on Wednesday, August 8th. The dividend is payable on August 16, 2018 to shareholders of record on August 10, 2018. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to consist of… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, July 2018: Goodbye SPLX

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 01:41:19:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of July 9, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "ciletn". Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments SPLX was shuttered last mo… read more...

Bye, Bye, Bye (MLPs) Part 3: What's An Investor To Do?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-08 08:00:15:000

By Stacey Morris With all the recent transactions in the MLP space and consolidation of MLPs by their C-Corp parents, investors are understandably concerned about the implications for their MLP investments. Some investors are worried that MLPs face extinction, and others fear that they … read more...

The Rose 93 Stock July Portfolio Update: Delightful Spicy Dividends Up 60.2% From 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-06 06:23:43:000

I received 60.2% more income in this past July than I did in 2017. It is up hugely secondary to adding Regulated Investment Companies (RICs) and some preferred income with high yield from numerous sectors. They are spicy yummy income providers. Dividends/distributions or income for the portf… read more...

The Rose 93 Stock July Portfolio Update: Delightful Spicy Dividends Up 60.2% From 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-06 06:23:43:000

I received 60.2% more income in this past July than I did in 2017. It is up hugely secondary to adding Regulated Investment Companies (RICs) and some preferred income with high yield from numerous sectors. They are spicy yummy income providers. Dividends/distributions or income for the portf… read more...

Will MLP Funds Sell MLPs?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-03 15:11:52:000

Although an MLP fund selling most of its MLPs might seem implausible, it represents a growing risk for their holders. MLP-dedicated funds are structured as corporations, which means they pay corporate taxes. They're unique in this regard; few ETF or mutual fund investors stop to check on thi… read more...

Will MLP Funds Sell MLPs?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-03 15:11:52:000

Although an MLP fund selling most of its MLPs might seem implausible, it represents a growing risk for their holders. MLP-dedicated funds are structured as corporations, which means they pay corporate taxes. They're unique in this regard; few ETF or mutual fund investors stop to check on thi… read more...

Will MLP Funds Sell MLPs?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-03 15:11:52:000

Although an MLP fund selling most of its MLPs might seem implausible, it represents a growing risk for their holders. MLP-dedicated funds are structured as corporations, which means they pay corporate taxes. They're unique in this regard; few ETF or mutual fund investors stop to check on thi… read more...

The Safest High Yield In Midstream Energy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-03 09:16:00:000

Looking for a safe high-yield investment in the midstream energy industry? With all of the ups and downs of the industry, you may think that this is an oxymoron, yet, there is one company which has been a core holding of ours for many years, which could fill this bill - Enterprise Products Par… read more...

The Safest High Yield In Midstream Energy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-03 09:16:00:000

Looking for a safe high-yield investment in the midstream energy industry? With all of the ups and downs of the industry, you may think that this is an oxymoron, yet, there is one company which has been a core holding of ours for many years, which could fill this bill - Enterprise Products Par… read more...

The Safest High Yield In Midstream Energy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-03 09:16:00:000

Looking for a safe high-yield investment in the midstream energy industry? With all of the ups and downs of the industry, you may think that this is an oxymoron, yet, there is one company which has been a core holding of ours for many years, which could fill this bill - Enterprise Products Par… read more...

3 Stable High-Yield Plays: Beating The Market YTD

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-02 07:46:20:000

Income Overview 2017 was a brutal year for many higher-yield opportunities, especially those tied to energy and shipping. Although Q1-18 continued this trend, we saw some improvements during the second quarter. When we first introduced this trio, they ranged from 9.2 to 10.0% yields. HMLP … read more...

America Will Win The Trade War

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 09:31:30:000

International trade policies have complex ramifications. Intricate supply chains and manufacturing operations can subject industries and businesses to disproportionate consequences with changes in trade policy. However, when considering macro economies, paradoxically, the picture becomes much … read more...

Bye, Bye, Bye (MLPs) Part 2: Who Could Be Saying Bye?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 08:00:48:000

By Stacey Morris Management teams of several MLPs (or GPs) have made comments indicating the potential for a restructuring or simplification but have not yet formally announced a transaction. In this post, we look at potential reorganization candidates. Specifically, we discuss MLPs t… read more...

Status Update: Midstream Trending Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 05:10:00:000

The MLP Index produced 6.6% total return in July, the best July since 2010. Looking ahead, August has been negative in each of the last 3 years and 7 of the last 9. For the MLP rally to continue, the stocks would need to counter these seasonal headwinds that typically restrain MLP buying late … read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 04:23:40:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs,… read more...

Record Earnings, 22 Straight Hikes, More Growth Coming, 6.8% Yield, 1.36X Coverage, Estimates Rising

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-28 09:15:00:000

Looking for a high-yield vehicle with multiple virtues? Take a look at MPLX LP ( MPLX ), a company which has had over 8 straight quarters of record growth, 22 straight quarterly distribution hikes, and very good growth prospects moving forward into Q3-4 '18 and 2019. You want to see some gau… read more...

Record Earnings, 22 Straight Hikes, More Growth Coming, 6.8% Yield, 1.36X Coverage, Estimates Rising

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-28 09:15:00:000

Looking for a high-yield vehicle with multiple virtues? Take a look at MPLX LP ( MPLX ), a company which has had over 8 straight quarters of record growth, 22 straight quarterly distribution hikes, and very good growth prospects moving forward into Q3-4 '18 and 2019. You want to see some gau… read more...

Record Earnings, 22 Straight Hikes, More Growth Coming, 6.8% Yield, 1.36X Coverage, Estimates Rising

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-28 09:15:00:000

Looking for a high-yield vehicle with multiple virtues? Take a look at MPLX LP ( MPLX ), a company which has had over 8 straight quarters of record growth, 22 straight quarterly distribution hikes, and very good growth prospects moving forward into Q3-4 '18 and 2019. You want to see some gau… read more...

Record Earnings, 22 Straight Hikes, More Growth Coming, 6.8% Yield, 1.36X Coverage, Estimates Rising

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-28 09:15:00:000

Looking for a high-yield vehicle with multiple virtues? Take a look at MPLX LP ( MPLX ), a company which has had over 8 straight quarters of record growth, 22 straight quarterly distribution hikes, and very good growth prospects moving forward into Q3-4 '18 and 2019. You want to see some gau… read more...

Table-Pounding Buy For This 15.4% Yielder, Midstream Exposure With No K1s, Strong Sector Recovery Underway

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 08:15:00:000

This report has been produced with High Dividend Opportunities author Julian Lin . Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) are an asset class which we frequently write about and for good reason: their enticing combination of predictably high distributions and steady cash flow… read more...

Table-Pounding Buy For This 15.4% Yielder, Midstream Exposure With No K1s, Strong Sector Recovery Underway

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 08:15:00:000

This report has been produced with High Dividend Opportunities author Julian Lin . Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) are an asset class which we frequently write about and for good reason: their enticing combination of predictably high distributions and steady cash flow… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-25 16:51:36:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, ha… read more...

Bye, Bye, Bye (MLPs) Part 1: Who's Saying Bye And Why?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-25 08:00:05:000

By Stacey Morris We're kicking off a three-week series on the undisputed topic du jour and elephant in the room of the midstream space - the consolidation of MLPs into C-Corp structures. There have been several developments since we last wrote on the topic of MLPs disappearing . In today'… read more...

Energy Week: Drilling For Stories In The Oil Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-25 07:00:00:000

Energy has been a big winner in the stock market so far in 2018. It seems the dog days of 2014, when oil prices plummeted to rock-bottom levels, are firmly in the rear view. Nonetheless, with oil prices up 40% from last year and despite being the second-best performing sector globally over the… read more...

AMLP Is Finally Ready To Move

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 10:59:16:000

High-yielding dividend stocks can carry a high amount of inherent risk, so going with a basket of stocks is usually a safer bet. Although individual stocks can tend to outperform a basket of stocks, headline risk for a single company can seriously hurt an investor since they most likely invest… read more...

AMLP Is Finally Ready To Move

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 10:59:16:000

High-yielding dividend stocks can carry a high amount of inherent risk, so going with a basket of stocks is usually a safer bet. Although individual stocks can tend to outperform a basket of stocks, headline risk for a single company can seriously hurt an investor since they most likely invest… read more...

2 ETFs To Buy And 1 To Avoid This Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 06:13:38:000

Earnings season jumps into full swing this coming week as Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Alphabet (GOOG) (GOOGL), Twitter (TWTR), Visa (V), Mastercard (MA), AMD (AMD), PayPal (PYPL), Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), Gilead (GILD), McDonald's (MCD), Boeing (BA), AbbVie (ABBV), Coca-Cola… read more...

2 ETFs To Buy And 1 To Avoid This Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 06:13:38:000

Earnings season jumps into full swing this coming week as Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Alphabet (GOOG) (GOOGL), Twitter (TWTR), Visa (V), Mastercard (MA), AMD (AMD), PayPal (PYPL), Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), Gilead (GILD), McDonald's (MCD), Boeing (BA), AbbVie (ABBV), Coca-Cola… read more...

Quick Notes On Tortoise MLP Fund's Rights Offering

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 02:21:42:000

Fund description NTG seeks to provide stockholders with a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions. NTG invests primarily in master limited partnerships (MLPs) and their affiliates that own and operate a network of pipeline and energy-related logistical infrastru… read more...

Quick Notes On Tortoise MLP Fund's Rights Offering

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 02:21:42:000

Fund description NTG seeks to provide stockholders with a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions. NTG invests primarily in master limited partnerships (MLPs) and their affiliates that own and operate a network of pipeline and energy-related logistical infrastru… read more...

FERC Policy Revisions Boosts MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-22 18:42:52:000

By Simon Lack The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ((FERC)) became MLP investors new BFF last week. Only four months ago, FERCs revised policy on allowing imputed tax expense in setting tariffs caused a memorable intra-day 10% drop and contributed to dismal 1Q performance… read more...

FERC's Ruling Revives The MLP Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-19 22:10:48:000

The FERC issued its final notice of proposed rule making or (NOPR) related treatment of income taxes for natural gas cost of service pipelines and we think it is a positive ruling. As you recall back in March of this year, the FERC stirred up the MLP sector when it issued a notice that essen… read more...

FERC's Ruling Revives The MLP Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-19 22:10:48:000

The FERC issued its final notice of proposed rule making or (NOPR) related treatment of income taxes for natural gas cost of service pipelines and we think it is a positive ruling. As you recall back in March of this year, the FERC stirred up the MLP sector when it issued a notice that essen… read more...

FERC's Ruling Revives The MLP Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-19 22:10:48:000

The FERC issued its final notice of proposed rule making or (NOPR) related treatment of income taxes for natural gas cost of service pipelines and we think it is a positive ruling. As you recall back in March of this year, the FERC stirred up the MLP sector when it issued a notice that essen… read more...

Who Stole My Alpha - Part 3

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-15 13:05:19:000

InfraCap MLP ETF ( AMZA ) has easily been the most exciting ticker that we have covered. It had everything going for it. From one of the highest yielding securities to a bet on a languishing sector due for rebound. To top it all its star manager made this "Jordanesque" fund even more of a thri… read more...

Who Stole My Alpha - Part 3

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-15 13:05:19:000

InfraCap MLP ETF ( AMZA ) has easily been the most exciting ticker that we have covered. It had everything going for it. From one of the highest yielding securities to a bet on a languishing sector due for rebound. To top it all its star manager made this "Jordanesque" fund even more of a thri… read more...

Who Stole My Alpha - Part 3

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-15 13:05:19:000

InfraCap MLP ETF ( AMZA ) has easily been the most exciting ticker that we have covered. It had everything going for it. From one of the highest yielding securities to a bet on a languishing sector due for rebound. To top it all its star manager made this "Jordanesque" fund even more of a thri… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 08:29:16:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, ha… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 08:29:16:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, ha… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 08:29:16:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, ha… read more...

American Midstream: Despite Yield, Buying Appears Early

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-10 09:31:54:000

It is a tumultuous time in the master limited partnership (MLP) space, with perennial underperformer American Midstream ( AMID ), like many, undergoing deep structural change. The company has historically been a poor place to invest: the trend has been in a downturn for years…. read more...

Alerian MLP ETF: High Dividends In An Optimistic Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 18:34:49:000

Global O&G Market WTI oil prices have risen over the past several months and are likely to continue rising. This is due to a variety of factors. Iran restrictions OPEC not producing as much as expected Recently, the United States accelerated their deadline for crude oil pu… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF: High Dividends In An Optimistic Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 18:34:49:000

Global O&G Market WTI oil prices have risen over the past several months and are likely to continue rising. This is due to a variety of factors. Iran restrictions OPEC not producing as much as expected Recently, the United States accelerated their deadline for crude oil pu… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF: High Dividends In An Optimistic Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 18:34:49:000

Global O&G Market WTI oil prices have risen over the past several months and are likely to continue rising. This is due to a variety of factors. Iran restrictions OPEC not producing as much as expected Recently, the United States accelerated their deadline for crude oil pu… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF: High Dividends In An Optimistic Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 18:34:49:000

Global O&G Market WTI oil prices have risen over the past several months and are likely to continue rising. This is due to a variety of factors. Iran restrictions OPEC not producing as much as expected Recently, the United States accelerated their deadline for crude oil pu… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 10:03:48:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, ha… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 10:03:48:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, ha… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 10:03:48:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, ha… read more...

Rose Portfolio 93 Stock Cost Per Share Revealed In The First Half And Q2 2018 Report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 11:17:50:000

The Rose Portfolio 93 investments in the Rose portfolio and all golden to me, while chosen with utmost care and consideration for quality and dividend reliability. In a previous article here , I discuss S&P credit ratings and consistency of dividend raises. These traits are importa… read more...

Rose Portfolio 93 Stock Cost Per Share Revealed In The First Half And Q2 2018 Report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 11:17:50:000

The Rose Portfolio 93 investments in the Rose portfolio and all golden to me, while chosen with utmost care and consideration for quality and dividend reliability. In a previous article here , I discuss S&P credit ratings and consistency of dividend raises. These traits are importa… read more...

First Half Midstream Returns: Factor Debrief

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 02:32:17:000

We are officially finished with a pretty wild first half of the year. As such, I thought it appropriate to break down midstream returns based on several different factors that I believe have been driving relative performance within the sector this year. The charts below represent the simple … read more...

Stock Market & Economic Outlook For Mid-Year 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-01 11:40:59:000

Most of the volatility in the stock market this year has been the result of fears regarding a possible trade war with China. The fears were a result of Trump's hard-line stance on attempting to restrict investment from China in U.S. businesses. This led to a correction in the stock market earl… read more...

A 15% Yield For Patient Income Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-30 09:15:00:000

Looking for bargain basement deals in the high-yield space? Take a gander at these performance figures for Summit Midstream Partners LP ( SMLP ), a company whose price/unit has been seriously pressured over the past year and year-to-date, greatly underperforming the benchmark Alerian MLP I… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-27 11:40:36:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, ha… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-27 11:40:36:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, ha… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-27 11:40:36:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, ha… read more...

Mastering MLP Madness

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-26 07:13:00:000

What do you see in this chart? Opportunity = an investment that more than tripled over 7 years Danger = an investment that lost more than -58% of its value over 16 months Indecision = an investment meandering between those two extremes for more than 2 years The astute among you… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-20 08:21:30:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds, as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, h… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-20 08:21:30:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds, as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, h… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-20 08:21:30:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds, as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, h… read more...

Are Energy Stocks Catching Up To Crude?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-20 08:00:37:000

By Stacey Morris Energy investors, and particularly MLP investors, have likely been frustrated with the lagging performance of energy stocks relative to the improvement in crude prices. We discussed this at length in our white paper on crude correlations and MLPs from December 2017. In A… read more...

Are Energy Stocks Catching Up To Crude?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-20 08:00:37:000

By Stacey Morris Energy investors, and particularly MLP investors, have likely been frustrated with the lagging performance of energy stocks relative to the improvement in crude prices. We discussed this at length in our white paper on crude correlations and MLPs from December 2017. In A… read more...

Are Energy Stocks Catching Up To Crude?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-20 08:00:37:000

By Stacey Morris Energy investors, and particularly MLP investors, have likely been frustrated with the lagging performance of energy stocks relative to the improvement in crude prices. We discussed this at length in our white paper on crude correlations and MLPs from December 2017. In A… read more...

A 9% Yield, 11 Straight Hikes, No K-1, Big Quarterly Growth Again, IDR Swap In June

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-07 09:15:00:000

Are you allergic to K-1s? Or maybe your accountant is? There are pluses and minuses associated with traditional LP tax reporting, with one of the big pluses being tax sheltering/deferral on your distributions. However, the Return of Capital feature does lower your basis, so if you eventually s… read more...

A 9% Yield, 11 Straight Hikes, No K-1, Big Quarterly Growth Again, IDR Swap In June

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-07 09:15:00:000

Are you allergic to K-1s? Or maybe your accountant is? There are pluses and minuses associated with traditional LP tax reporting, with one of the big pluses being tax sheltering/deferral on your distributions. However, the Return of Capital feature does lower your basis, so if you eventually s… read more...

A 9% Yield, 11 Straight Hikes, No K-1, Big Quarterly Growth Again, IDR Swap In June

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-07 09:15:00:000

Are you allergic to K-1s? Or maybe your accountant is? There are pluses and minuses associated with traditional LP tax reporting, with one of the big pluses being tax sheltering/deferral on your distributions. However, the Return of Capital feature does lower your basis, so if you eventually s… read more...

A 9% Yield, 11 Straight Hikes, No K-1, Big Quarterly Growth Again, IDR Swap In June

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-07 09:15:00:000

Are you allergic to K-1s? Or maybe your accountant is? There are pluses and minuses associated with traditional LP tax reporting, with one of the big pluses being tax sheltering/deferral on your distributions. However, the Return of Capital feature does lower your basis, so if you eventually s… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, May 2018: Is There A Hidden Wrinkle In The Series B ETNs?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-07 05:22:59:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of May 11, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "ciletn". Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addi… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, May 2018: Is There A Hidden Wrinkle In The Series B ETNs?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-07 05:22:59:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of May 11, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "ciletn". Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addi… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, May 2018: Is There A Hidden Wrinkle In The Series B ETNs?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-07 05:22:59:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of May 11, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "ciletn". Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addi… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, May 2018: Is There A Hidden Wrinkle In The Series B ETNs?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-07 05:22:59:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of May 11, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "ciletn". Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addi… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-06 14:55:22:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds, as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, h… read more...

Revisiting MLP Distribution Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-06 08:00:40:000

By James Wang One of Alerian's most widely circulated charts is our distribution growth chart, seen below. It's a perennial favorite, with investors and industry insiders requesting it over and over again. We wanted to provide a simple number that could be referenced and compared. Someth… read more...

A 13% Contrarian Yield, With Insiders Buying, Estimates Rising

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-31 09:15:00:000

We've had a number of requests over the past few weeks to update our coverage on Martin Midstream Partners LP ( MMLP ), a midstream firm we've covered in several past articles . Although MMLP has outperformed over the past quarter and year to date, it has underperformed the benchmark Aleria… read more...

A 13% Contrarian Yield, With Insiders Buying, Estimates Rising

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-31 09:15:00:000

We've had a number of requests over the past few weeks to update our coverage on Martin Midstream Partners LP ( MMLP ), a midstream firm we've covered in several past articles . Although MMLP has outperformed over the past quarter and year to date, it has underperformed the benchmark Aleria… read more...

A 13% Contrarian Yield, With Insiders Buying, Estimates Rising

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-31 09:15:00:000

We've had a number of requests over the past few weeks to update our coverage on Martin Midstream Partners LP ( MMLP ), a midstream firm we've covered in several past articles . Although MMLP has outperformed over the past quarter and year to date, it has underperformed the benchmark Aleria… read more...

Steve's Dividend Portfolio And Strategy For Replacing My Salary With Dividend Income

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-31 08:45:00:000

Welcome to the first article in what will be an ongoing series with monthly updates. As an avid investor, I want to share my perspective on the Dividend Portfolio and overall strategy I am personally using to hopefully replace my salary with dividend income when I retire. In the following arti… read more...

Steve's Dividend Portfolio And Strategy For Replacing My Salary With Dividend Income

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-31 08:45:00:000

Welcome to the first article in what will be an ongoing series with monthly updates. As an avid investor, I want to share my perspective on the Dividend Portfolio and overall strategy I am personally using to hopefully replace my salary with dividend income when I retire. In the following arti… read more...

Steve's Dividend Portfolio And Strategy For Replacing My Salary With Dividend Income

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-31 08:45:00:000

Welcome to the first article in what will be an ongoing series with monthly updates. As an avid investor, I want to share my perspective on the Dividend Portfolio and overall strategy I am personally using to hopefully replace my salary with dividend income when I retire. In the following arti… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 12:17:17:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds, as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, h… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 12:17:17:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds, as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, h… read more...

Weekly Review: Master Limited Partnership CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 12:17:17:000

Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds, as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders such as us. Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, h… read more...

MLP And Energy Infrastructure Conference Recap: Dissecting The Disconnect With Fundamentals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 08:00:32:000

By Stacey Morris Last week, we attended the MLP and Energy Infrastructure Conference hosted by the Master Limited Partnership Association in Orlando. The event was well attended, surpassing last year's record. While the FERC news, Permian discounts and oil prices were all relevant topics,… read more...

MLP And Energy Infrastructure Conference Recap: Dissecting The Disconnect With Fundamentals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 08:00:32:000

By Stacey Morris Last week, we attended the MLP and Energy Infrastructure Conference hosted by the Master Limited Partnership Association in Orlando. The event was well attended, surpassing last year's record. While the FERC news, Permian discounts and oil prices were all relevant topics,… read more...

MLP And Energy Infrastructure Conference Recap: Dissecting The Disconnect With Fundamentals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 08:00:32:000

By Stacey Morris Last week, we attended the MLP and Energy Infrastructure Conference hosted by the Master Limited Partnership Association in Orlando. The event was well attended, surpassing last year's record. While the FERC news, Permian discounts and oil prices were all relevant topics,… read more...

MLPs Searching For A New Look

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-27 12:49:06:000

This years MLPA conference at the Hyatt Regency Orlando reflected the sectors current transition. It was rebranded from years past to be the MLP & Energy Infrastructure Conference ((MEIC)), now open to energy infrastructure corporations as well as MLPs. Revealingly, this in… read more...

MLPs Searching For A New Look

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-27 12:49:06:000

This years MLPA conference at the Hyatt Regency Orlando reflected the sectors current transition. It was rebranded from years past to be the MLP & Energy Infrastructure Conference ((MEIC)), now open to energy infrastructure corporations as well as MLPs. Revealingly, this in… read more...

MLPs Searching For A New Look

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-27 12:49:06:000

This years MLPA conference at the Hyatt Regency Orlando reflected the sectors current transition. It was rebranded from years past to be the MLP & Energy Infrastructure Conference ((MEIC)), now open to energy infrastructure corporations as well as MLPs. Revealingly, this in… read more...

MLPs Searching For A New Look

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-27 12:49:06:000

This years MLPA conference at the Hyatt Regency Orlando reflected the sectors current transition. It was rebranded from years past to be the MLP & Energy Infrastructure Conference ((MEIC)), now open to energy infrastructure corporations as well as MLPs. Revealingly, this in… read more...

Retirement: Passive Investors - Construct This Portfolio For Income And Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-26 09:04:00:000

Most of our work is focused on active investors who are willing to construct and manage multiple portfolios (baskets of investments). However, there are a large number of investors and retirees who do not like to own individual stocks for various reasons. The reasons could be anything like a p… read more...

Retirement: Passive Investors - Construct This Portfolio For Income And Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-26 09:04:00:000

Most of our work is focused on active investors who are willing to construct and manage multiple portfolios (baskets of investments). However, there are a large number of investors and retirees who do not like to own individual stocks for various reasons. The reasons could be anything like a p… read more...

Retirement: Passive Investors - Construct This Portfolio For Income And Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-26 09:04:00:000

Most of our work is focused on active investors who are willing to construct and manage multiple portfolios (baskets of investments). However, there are a large number of investors and retirees who do not like to own individual stocks for various reasons. The reasons could be anything like a p… read more...

Retirement: Passive Investors - Construct This Portfolio For Income And Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-26 09:04:00:000

Most of our work is focused on active investors who are willing to construct and manage multiple portfolios (baskets of investments). However, there are a large number of investors and retirees who do not like to own individual stocks for various reasons. The reasons could be anything like a p… read more...

Retirement: Passive Investors - Construct This Portfolio For Income And Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-26 09:04:00:000

Most of our work is focused on active investors who are willing to construct and manage multiple portfolios (baskets of investments). However, there are a large number of investors and retirees who do not like to own individual stocks for various reasons. The reasons could be anything like a p… read more...

Avoiding The Landmines: A Roundtable With J Mintzmyer And Team

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 07:30:00:000

The shipping and industrials sectors are complex - you have to wade in deep to understand all of the moving parts. And there are a lot of them. With the U.S.-China trade war at a standstill (at the time of writing, Wednesday, May 23, 2018), renewed sanctions for Iran and threats of sanctions f… read more...

Avoiding The Landmines: A Roundtable With J Mintzmyer And Team

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 07:30:00:000

The shipping and industrials sectors are complex - you have to wade in deep to understand all of the moving parts. And there are a lot of them. With the U.S.-China trade war at a standstill (at the time of writing, Wednesday, May 23, 2018), renewed sanctions for Iran and threats of sanctions f… read more...

Avoiding The Landmines: A Roundtable With J Mintzmyer And Team

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 07:30:00:000

The shipping and industrials sectors are complex - you have to wade in deep to understand all of the moving parts. And there are a lot of them. With the U.S.-China trade war at a standstill (at the time of writing, Wednesday, May 23, 2018), renewed sanctions for Iran and threats of sanctions f… read more...

Avoiding The Landmines: A Roundtable With J Mintzmyer And Team

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 07:30:00:000

The shipping and industrials sectors are complex - you have to wade in deep to understand all of the moving parts. And there are a lot of them. With the U.S.-China trade war at a standstill (at the time of writing, Wednesday, May 23, 2018), renewed sanctions for Iran and threats of sanctions f… read more...

Avoiding The Landmines: A Roundtable With J Mintzmyer And Team

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 07:30:00:000

The shipping and industrials sectors are complex - you have to wade in deep to understand all of the moving parts. And there are a lot of them. With the U.S.-China trade war at a standstill (at the time of writing, Wednesday, May 23, 2018), renewed sanctions for Iran and threats of sanctions f… read more...

Avoiding The Landmines: A Roundtable With J Mintzmyer And Team

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 07:30:00:000

The shipping and industrials sectors are complex - you have to wade in deep to understand all of the moving parts. And there are a lot of them. With the U.S.-China trade war at a standstill (at the time of writing, Wednesday, May 23, 2018), renewed sanctions for Iran and threats of sanctions f… read more...

Avoiding The Landmines: A Roundtable With J Mintzmyer And Team

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 07:30:00:000

The shipping and industrials sectors are complex - you have to wade in deep to understand all of the moving parts. And there are a lot of them. With the U.S.-China trade war at a standstill (at the time of writing, Wednesday, May 23, 2018), renewed sanctions for Iran and threats of sanctions f… read more...

Energy Transfer: The Tide Is Turning While Stomachs Are Churning

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 05:23:23:000

In recent years, the Energy Transfer franchise has been derided, abused, vilified, and scorned. Unitholders watched their investment ebb and flow (mostly flow). Nevertheless, asset-rich Energy Transfer Partners ( ETP ) and GP Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE ) maintained robust distributions throu… read more...

Energy Transfer: The Tide Is Turning While Stomachs Are Churning

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 05:23:23:000

In recent years, the Energy Transfer franchise has been derided, abused, vilified, and scorned. Unitholders watched their investment ebb and flow (mostly flow). Nevertheless, asset-rich Energy Transfer Partners ( ETP ) and GP Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE ) maintained robust distributions throu… read more...

Energy Transfer: The Tide Is Turning While Stomachs Are Churning

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 05:23:23:000

In recent years, the Energy Transfer franchise has been derided, abused, vilified, and scorned. Unitholders watched their investment ebb and flow (mostly flow). Nevertheless, asset-rich Energy Transfer Partners ( ETP ) and GP Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE ) maintained robust distributions throu… read more...

Energy Transfer: The Tide Is Turning While Stomachs Are Churning

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 05:23:23:000

In recent years, the Energy Transfer franchise has been derided, abused, vilified, and scorned. Unitholders watched their investment ebb and flow (mostly flow). Nevertheless, asset-rich Energy Transfer Partners ( ETP ) and GP Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE ) maintained robust distributions throu… read more...

Energy Transfer: The Tide Is Turning While Stomachs Are Churning

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 05:23:23:000

In recent years, the Energy Transfer franchise has been derided, abused, vilified, and scorned. Unitholders watched their investment ebb and flow (mostly flow). Nevertheless, asset-rich Energy Transfer Partners ( ETP ) and GP Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE ) maintained robust distributions throu… read more...

Energy Transfer: The Tide Is Turning While Stomachs Are Churning

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 05:23:23:000

In recent years, the Energy Transfer franchise has been derided, abused, vilified, and scorned. Unitholders watched their investment ebb and flow (mostly flow). Nevertheless, asset-rich Energy Transfer Partners ( ETP ) and GP Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE ) maintained robust distributions throu… read more...

Energy Transfer: The Tide Is Turning While Stomachs Are Churning

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 05:23:23:000

In recent years, the Energy Transfer franchise has been derided, abused, vilified, and scorned. Unitholders watched their investment ebb and flow (mostly flow). Nevertheless, asset-rich Energy Transfer Partners ( ETP ) and GP Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE ) maintained robust distributions throu… read more...

Q1'18 MLP Distribution Recap: Several Growers Overshadowed By 2 Cuts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 08:00:05:000

By Stacey Morris How many MLPs in the AMZ and AMZI grew, maintained, or cut their distributions for 1Q18? For context, 1Q18 distributions refer to the distributions that will be paid in 2Q18 as a result of operational performance in 1Q18. The pie charts below reflect the Q/Q changes to… read more...

Q1'18 MLP Distribution Recap: Several Growers Overshadowed By 2 Cuts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 08:00:05:000

By Stacey Morris How many MLPs in the AMZ and AMZI grew, maintained, or cut their distributions for 1Q18? For context, 1Q18 distributions refer to the distributions that will be paid in 2Q18 as a result of operational performance in 1Q18. The pie charts below reflect the Q/Q changes to… read more...

Q1'18 MLP Distribution Recap: Several Growers Overshadowed By 2 Cuts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 08:00:05:000

By Stacey Morris How many MLPs in the AMZ and AMZI grew, maintained, or cut their distributions for 1Q18? For context, 1Q18 distributions refer to the distributions that will be paid in 2Q18 as a result of operational performance in 1Q18. The pie charts below reflect the Q/Q changes to… read more...

Q1'18 MLP Distribution Recap: Several Growers Overshadowed By 2 Cuts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 08:00:05:000

By Stacey Morris How many MLPs in the AMZ and AMZI grew, maintained, or cut their distributions for 1Q18? For context, 1Q18 distributions refer to the distributions that will be paid in 2Q18 as a result of operational performance in 1Q18. The pie charts below reflect the Q/Q changes to… read more...

Q1'18 MLP Distribution Recap: Several Growers Overshadowed By 2 Cuts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 08:00:05:000

By Stacey Morris How many MLPs in the AMZ and AMZI grew, maintained, or cut their distributions for 1Q18? For context, 1Q18 distributions refer to the distributions that will be paid in 2Q18 as a result of operational performance in 1Q18. The pie charts below reflect the Q/Q changes to… read more...

Q1'18 MLP Distribution Recap: Several Growers Overshadowed By 2 Cuts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 08:00:05:000

By Stacey Morris How many MLPs in the AMZ and AMZI grew, maintained, or cut their distributions for 1Q18? For context, 1Q18 distributions refer to the distributions that will be paid in 2Q18 as a result of operational performance in 1Q18. The pie charts below reflect the Q/Q changes to… read more...

Q1'18 MLP Distribution Recap: Several Growers Overshadowed By 2 Cuts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 08:00:05:000

By Stacey Morris How many MLPs in the AMZ and AMZI grew, maintained, or cut their distributions for 1Q18? For context, 1Q18 distributions refer to the distributions that will be paid in 2Q18 as a result of operational performance in 1Q18. The pie charts below reflect the Q/Q changes to… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:42:07:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:42:07:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:42:07:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:42:07:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:42:07:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:42:07:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:41:28:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:41:28:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:41:28:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:41:28:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:41:28:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:41:28:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

MLPs: Buy After Distribution Cuts Or Run Away?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 10:31:08:000

I only own stocks for the income. If that gets cut I have no reason to own and sell. So I tend to view dividend cuts as a worst case scenario to be avoided like the plague. Im using prolific Seeking Alpha author Dividend Sensei as an example here, but this line of think… read more...

MLPs: Buy After Distribution Cuts Or Run Away?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 10:31:08:000

I only own stocks for the income. If that gets cut I have no reason to own and sell. So I tend to view dividend cuts as a worst case scenario to be avoided like the plague. Im using prolific Seeking Alpha author Dividend Sensei as an example here, but this line of think… read more...

MLPs: Buy After Distribution Cuts Or Run Away?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 10:31:08:000

I only own stocks for the income. If that gets cut I have no reason to own and sell. So I tend to view dividend cuts as a worst case scenario to be avoided like the plague. Im using prolific Seeking Alpha author Dividend Sensei as an example here, but this line of think… read more...

Industry Leader Yields 11%, Major Growth Starting In Q2 2018, Industry Turnaround

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 09:15:00:000

Ever wonder how natural gas gets pulled out of the ground? Increasingly, compression is a more important part of the operation - the kind of compression supplied by USA Compression Partners LP ( USAC ), one of our high yield favorites in the oil and gas services industry. (Source: USAC sit… read more...

Industry Leader Yields 11%, Major Growth Starting In Q2 2018, Industry Turnaround

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 09:15:00:000

Ever wonder how natural gas gets pulled out of the ground? Increasingly, compression is a more important part of the operation - the kind of compression supplied by USA Compression Partners LP ( USAC ), one of our high yield favorites in the oil and gas services industry. (Source: USAC sit… read more...

Industry Leader Yields 11%, Major Growth Starting In Q2 2018, Industry Turnaround

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 09:15:00:000

Ever wonder how natural gas gets pulled out of the ground? Increasingly, compression is a more important part of the operation - the kind of compression supplied by USA Compression Partners LP ( USAC ), one of our high yield favorites in the oil and gas services industry. (Source: USAC sit… read more...

Living Off The Interest - How Investors Were Duped Into Buying MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 11:12:59:000

There are countless myths and misconceptions within the world of investing. Some are based on perceived relationships or correlations that simply don't exist, are unreliable, or largely prey on nave or unsophisticated investors. These myths and misconceptions continue to exist at all lev… read more...

Living Off The Interest - How Investors Were Duped Into Buying MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 11:12:59:000

There are countless myths and misconceptions within the world of investing. Some are based on perceived relationships or correlations that simply don't exist, are unreliable, or largely prey on nave or unsophisticated investors. These myths and misconceptions continue to exist at all lev… read more...

Living Off The Interest - How Investors Were Duped Into Buying MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 11:12:59:000

There are countless myths and misconceptions within the world of investing. Some are based on perceived relationships or correlations that simply don't exist, are unreliable, or largely prey on nave or unsophisticated investors. These myths and misconceptions continue to exist at all lev… read more...

Living Off The Interest - How Investors Were Duped Into Buying MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 11:12:59:000

There are countless myths and misconceptions within the world of investing. Some are based on perceived relationships or correlations that simply don't exist, are unreliable, or largely prey on nave or unsophisticated investors. These myths and misconceptions continue to exist at all lev… read more...

Living Off The Interest - How Investors Were Duped Into Buying MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 11:12:59:000

There are countless myths and misconceptions within the world of investing. Some are based on perceived relationships or correlations that simply don't exist, are unreliable, or largely prey on nave or unsophisticated investors. These myths and misconceptions continue to exist at all lev… read more...

Living Off The Interest - How Investors Were Duped Into Buying MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 11:12:59:000

There are countless myths and misconceptions within the world of investing. Some are based on perceived relationships or correlations that simply don't exist, are unreliable, or largely prey on nave or unsophisticated investors. These myths and misconceptions continue to exist at all lev… read more...

Living Off The Interest - How Investors Were Duped Into Buying MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 11:12:59:000

There are countless myths and misconceptions within the world of investing. Some are based on perceived relationships or correlations that simply don't exist, are unreliable, or largely prey on nave or unsophisticated investors. These myths and misconceptions continue to exist at all lev… read more...

U.S. Energy Exports: How MLPs Help Meet Growing Demand In Asia

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 08:00:00:000

By Stacey Morris In case you missed it, something notable happened in March with implications for MLPs and energy infrastructure (EI) companies, and thankfully, it doesn't relate to the FERC . In March, the US leapfrogged Saudi Arabia to become the second-largest oil producer in the worl… read more...

U.S. Energy Exports: How MLPs Help Meet Growing Demand In Asia

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 08:00:00:000

By Stacey Morris In case you missed it, something notable happened in March with implications for MLPs and energy infrastructure (EI) companies, and thankfully, it doesn't relate to the FERC . In March, the US leapfrogged Saudi Arabia to become the second-largest oil producer in the worl… read more...

U.S. Energy Exports: How MLPs Help Meet Growing Demand In Asia

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 08:00:00:000

By Stacey Morris In case you missed it, something notable happened in March with implications for MLPs and energy infrastructure (EI) companies, and thankfully, it doesn't relate to the FERC . In March, the US leapfrogged Saudi Arabia to become the second-largest oil producer in the worl… read more...

U.S. Energy Exports: How MLPs Help Meet Growing Demand In Asia

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 08:00:00:000

By Stacey Morris In case you missed it, something notable happened in March with implications for MLPs and energy infrastructure (EI) companies, and thankfully, it doesn't relate to the FERC . In March, the US leapfrogged Saudi Arabia to become the second-largest oil producer in the worl… read more...

U.S. Energy Exports: How MLPs Help Meet Growing Demand In Asia

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 08:00:00:000

By Stacey Morris In case you missed it, something notable happened in March with implications for MLPs and energy infrastructure (EI) companies, and thankfully, it doesn't relate to the FERC . In March, the US leapfrogged Saudi Arabia to become the second-largest oil producer in the worl… read more...

U.S. Energy Exports: How MLPs Help Meet Growing Demand In Asia

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 08:00:00:000

By Stacey Morris In case you missed it, something notable happened in March with implications for MLPs and energy infrastructure (EI) companies, and thankfully, it doesn't relate to the FERC . In March, the US leapfrogged Saudi Arabia to become the second-largest oil producer in the worl… read more...

U.S. Energy Exports: How MLPs Help Meet Growing Demand In Asia

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 08:00:00:000

By Stacey Morris In case you missed it, something notable happened in March with implications for MLPs and energy infrastructure (EI) companies, and thankfully, it doesn't relate to the FERC . In March, the US leapfrogged Saudi Arabia to become the second-largest oil producer in the worl… read more...

Trouble In REIT Land?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-10 13:07:57:000

REITs have fallen on troubled times . After years of strong returns and attractive income generation for investors including income hungry retirees, the REIT category has struggled over the last couple of years. What is the reason for the recent weakness? Is this simply a period of consolidat… read more...

Trouble In REIT Land?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-10 13:07:57:000

REITs have fallen on troubled times . After years of strong returns and attractive income generation for investors including income hungry retirees, the REIT category has struggled over the last couple of years. What is the reason for the recent weakness? Is this simply a period of consolidat… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares Second Quarter Distribution of $0.2066

via: Business Wire at 2018-05-10 09:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMLP) declared its second quarter 2018 distribution of $0.2066 on Wednesday, May 9th. The dividend is payable on May 17, 2018 to shareholders of record on May 11, 2018. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to consist of 100% … read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares Second Quarter Distribution of $0.2066

via: Business Wire at 2018-05-10 09:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMLP) declared its second quarter 2018 distribution of $0.2066 on Wednesday, May 9th. The dividend is payable on May 17, 2018 to shareholders of record on May 11, 2018. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to consist of 100% … read more...

Is Self-Funding An MLP Pipe Dream?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-09 08:00:09:000

By Stacey Morris Self-funding has become a buzzword in the MLP space, but is it really translating to MLPs capital plans? Admittedly, the shift to self-funding is still in early innings, and the transition will take time. That said, it seems like a logical next step as the MLP spac… read more...

Is Self-Funding An MLP Pipe Dream?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-09 08:00:09:000

By Stacey Morris Self-funding has become a buzzword in the MLP space, but is it really translating to MLPs capital plans? Admittedly, the shift to self-funding is still in early innings, and the transition will take time. That said, it seems like a logical next step as the MLP spac… read more...

MLPs: How Perceived Market Foe May Be Fundamental Investment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-08 00:39:55:000

The following Q&A is from a discussion that originally took place as part of Closed-End Fund Associations podcast series on Friday, April 20, 2018. Joined by Ed Russell, Managing Director Tortoise, and James Cunnane, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Ad… read more...

MLPs: How Perceived Market Foe May Be Fundamental Investment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-08 00:39:55:000

The following Q&A is from a discussion that originally took place as part of Closed-End Fund Associations podcast series on Friday, April 20, 2018. Joined by Ed Russell, Managing Director Tortoise, and James Cunnane, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Ad… read more...

54 Straight Hikes, A 9% Yield, No IDRs For This Blue-Chip LP

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-06 09:41:00:000

Are you a fan of record streaks? Joltin' Joe DiMaggio set the all-time baseball record for hits in consecutive games in 1941, with 56 straight games - a record which still stands today, nearly 77 years later. The management of Holly Energy Partners LP ( HEP ) looks like they're copying Jolti… read more...

54 Straight Hikes, A 9% Yield, No IDRs For This Blue-Chip LP

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-06 09:41:00:000

Are you a fan of record streaks? Joltin' Joe DiMaggio set the all-time baseball record for hits in consecutive games in 1941, with 56 straight games - a record which still stands today, nearly 77 years later. The management of Holly Energy Partners LP ( HEP ) looks like they're copying Jolti… read more...

Beating The Market, 21 Straight Hikes, Record Earnings, 7% Yield, Analyst Upgrades, 10% Distribution Growth In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-05 09:35:00:000

Have you ever had to make excuses for somebody? This can be the case when one of your favorite stocks has a bum quarter. It reminds us of a music teaching job we had in another lifetime, when we had to write comments on quarterly report cards. "Little Johnny showed definite signs of improvem… read more...

Beating The Market, 21 Straight Hikes, Record Earnings, 7% Yield, Analyst Upgrades, 10% Distribution Growth In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-05 09:35:00:000

Have you ever had to make excuses for somebody? This can be the case when one of your favorite stocks has a bum quarter. It reminds us of a music teaching job we had in another lifetime, when we had to write comments on quarterly report cards. "Little Johnny showed definite signs of improvem… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, April 2018: Can You Still Build Your Own Leveraged ETN?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-04 11:50:46:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of April 6, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "ciletn." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

MLPs: Out Of Favor Sector Provides An Attractive Return

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-03 08:48:37:000

Opportunity Energy Master Limited Partnership ((MLPs)) tracked by the Alerian Index are currently almost as out of favor as a sector can get. Traditionally, (given their high distribution yields and infrastructure heavy business models) MLPs had high correlations with utilities and low cor… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, January 2018: Brief Notes On LMLP And Annual Distribution Growth Rates Updated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 09:00:00:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of Jan. 15, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "client." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, January 2018: Brief Notes On LMLP And Annual Distribution Growth Rates Updated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 09:00:00:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of Jan. 15, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "client." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, January 2018: Brief Notes On LMLP And Annual Distribution Growth Rates Updated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 09:00:00:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of Jan. 15, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "client." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, January 2018: Brief Notes On LMLP And Annual Distribution Growth Rates Updated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 09:00:00:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of Jan. 15, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "client." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, January 2018: Brief Notes On LMLP And Annual Distribution Growth Rates Updated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 09:00:00:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of Jan. 15, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "client." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, January 2018: Brief Notes On LMLP And Annual Distribution Growth Rates Updated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 09:00:00:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of Jan. 15, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "client." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, January 2018: Brief Notes On LMLP And Annual Distribution Growth Rates Updated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 09:00:00:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of Jan. 15, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "client." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, January 2018: Brief Notes On LMLP And Annual Distribution Growth Rates Updated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 09:00:00:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of Jan. 15, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "client." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, January 2018: Brief Notes On LMLP And Annual Distribution Growth Rates Updated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 09:00:00:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of Jan. 15, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "client." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, January 2018: Brief Notes On LMLP And Annual Distribution Growth Rates Updated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 09:00:00:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of Jan. 15, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "client." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, January 2018: Brief Notes On LMLP And Annual Distribution Growth Rates Updated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 09:00:00:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of Jan. 15, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "client." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, January 2018: Brief Notes On LMLP And Annual Distribution Growth Rates Updated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 09:00:00:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of Jan. 15, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "client." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, January 2018: Brief Notes On LMLP And Annual Distribution Growth Rates Updated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 09:00:00:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of Jan. 15, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "client." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, January 2018: Brief Notes On LMLP And Annual Distribution Growth Rates Updated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 09:00:00:000

For the inaugural edition of the ETRACS 2x Leveraged ETN Snapshot, please see here . Data are taken from the close of Jan. 15, 2018. Previous articles on the Snapshot can be searched using the keyword "client." Fund additions, closures, or notable adjustments No new ETRACS 2x fund addit… read more...

Gauging The Impact Of Rising Interest Rates For MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:40:08:000

The impact of rising rates on energy investments is clearly relevant given the macro concerns blamed for last weeks abysmal market showings. As we assess Master Limited Partnerships ( MLPS ) we evaluate the impact of rising rates from both a direct and indirect basis. From a direct s… read more...

Gauging The Impact Of Rising Interest Rates For MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:40:08:000

The impact of rising rates on energy investments is clearly relevant given the macro concerns blamed for last weeks abysmal market showings. As we assess Master Limited Partnerships ( MLPS ) we evaluate the impact of rising rates from both a direct and indirect basis. From a direct s… read more...

Gauging The Impact Of Rising Interest Rates For MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:40:08:000

The impact of rising rates on energy investments is clearly relevant given the macro concerns blamed for last weeks abysmal market showings. As we assess Master Limited Partnerships ( MLPS ) we evaluate the impact of rising rates from both a direct and indirect basis. From a direct s… read more...

Gauging The Impact Of Rising Interest Rates For MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:40:08:000

The impact of rising rates on energy investments is clearly relevant given the macro concerns blamed for last weeks abysmal market showings. As we assess Master Limited Partnerships ( MLPS ) we evaluate the impact of rising rates from both a direct and indirect basis. From a direct s… read more...

Gauging The Impact Of Rising Interest Rates For MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:40:08:000

The impact of rising rates on energy investments is clearly relevant given the macro concerns blamed for last weeks abysmal market showings. As we assess Master Limited Partnerships ( MLPS ) we evaluate the impact of rising rates from both a direct and indirect basis. From a direct s… read more...

Gauging The Impact Of Rising Interest Rates For MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:40:08:000

The impact of rising rates on energy investments is clearly relevant given the macro concerns blamed for last weeks abysmal market showings. As we assess Master Limited Partnerships ( MLPS ) we evaluate the impact of rising rates from both a direct and indirect basis. From a direct s… read more...

Gauging The Impact Of Rising Interest Rates For MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:40:08:000

The impact of rising rates on energy investments is clearly relevant given the macro concerns blamed for last weeks abysmal market showings. As we assess Master Limited Partnerships ( MLPS ) we evaluate the impact of rising rates from both a direct and indirect basis. From a direct s… read more...

Gauging The Impact Of Rising Interest Rates For MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:40:08:000

The impact of rising rates on energy investments is clearly relevant given the macro concerns blamed for last weeks abysmal market showings. As we assess Master Limited Partnerships ( MLPS ) we evaluate the impact of rising rates from both a direct and indirect basis. From a direct s… read more...

Gauging The Impact Of Rising Interest Rates For MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:40:08:000

The impact of rising rates on energy investments is clearly relevant given the macro concerns blamed for last weeks abysmal market showings. As we assess Master Limited Partnerships ( MLPS ) we evaluate the impact of rising rates from both a direct and indirect basis. From a direct s… read more...

Gauging The Impact Of Rising Interest Rates For MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:40:08:000

The impact of rising rates on energy investments is clearly relevant given the macro concerns blamed for last weeks abysmal market showings. As we assess Master Limited Partnerships ( MLPS ) we evaluate the impact of rising rates from both a direct and indirect basis. From a direct s… read more...

Gauging The Impact Of Rising Interest Rates For MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:40:08:000

The impact of rising rates on energy investments is clearly relevant given the macro concerns blamed for last weeks abysmal market showings. As we assess Master Limited Partnerships ( MLPS ) we evaluate the impact of rising rates from both a direct and indirect basis. From a direct s… read more...

Gauging The Impact Of Rising Interest Rates For MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:40:08:000

The impact of rising rates on energy investments is clearly relevant given the macro concerns blamed for last weeks abysmal market showings. As we assess Master Limited Partnerships ( MLPS ) we evaluate the impact of rising rates from both a direct and indirect basis. From a direct s… read more...

Gauging The Impact Of Rising Interest Rates For MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:40:08:000

The impact of rising rates on energy investments is clearly relevant given the macro concerns blamed for last weeks abysmal market showings. As we assess Master Limited Partnerships ( MLPS ) we evaluate the impact of rising rates from both a direct and indirect basis. From a direct s… read more...

Gauging The Impact Of Rising Interest Rates For MLPs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:40:08:000

The impact of rising rates on energy investments is clearly relevant given the macro concerns blamed for last weeks abysmal market showings. As we assess Master Limited Partnerships ( MLPS ) we evaluate the impact of rising rates from both a direct and indirect basis. From a direct s… read more...

Here's Why Oil Is Going Much Higher Soon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 03:04:03:000

Energy has been a top performer for decades. Over the past few years it has seen a volatile road crashing from highs. Recently oil and gas rallied into late autumn, however, there has been a recent correction. This correction is another, maybe the last, excellent opportunity to buy into the " … read more...

Here's Why Oil Is Going Much Higher Soon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 03:04:03:000

Energy has been a top performer for decades. Over the past few years it has seen a volatile road crashing from highs. Recently oil and gas rallied into late autumn, however, there has been a recent correction. This correction is another, maybe the last, excellent opportunity to buy into the " … read more...

Here's Why Oil Is Going Much Higher Soon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 03:04:03:000

Energy has been a top performer for decades. Over the past few years it has seen a volatile road crashing from highs. Recently oil and gas rallied into late autumn, however, there has been a recent correction. This correction is another, maybe the last, excellent opportunity to buy into the " … read more...

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF declares $0.2066 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 09:22:09:000

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA: AMLP ) declares $0.2066/share quarterly dividend , 0.7% increase from prior dividend of $0.2052. More news on: ALPS Alerian MLP ETF, Dividend news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF declares $0.2066 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 09:22:09:000

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA: AMLP ) declares $0.2066/share quarterly dividend , 0.7% increase from prior dividend of $0.2052. More news on: ALPS Alerian MLP ETF, Dividend news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF declares $0.2066 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 09:22:09:000

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA: AMLP ) declares $0.2066/share quarterly dividend , 0.7% increase from prior dividend of $0.2052. More news on: ALPS Alerian MLP ETF, Dividend news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF declares $0.2066 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 09:22:09:000

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA: AMLP ) declares $0.2066/share quarterly dividend , 0.7% increase from prior dividend of $0.2052. More news on: ALPS Alerian MLP ETF, Dividend news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF declares $0.2066 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 09:22:09:000

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA: AMLP ) declares $0.2066/share quarterly dividend , 0.7% increase from prior dividend of $0.2052. More news on: ALPS Alerian MLP ETF, Dividend news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF declares $0.2066 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 09:22:09:000

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA: AMLP ) declares $0.2066/share quarterly dividend , 0.7% increase from prior dividend of $0.2052. More news on: ALPS Alerian MLP ETF, Dividend news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares First Quarter Distribution of $0.2066

via: Business Wire at 2018-02-08 09:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMLP) declared its first quarter 2018 distribution of $0.2066 on Wednesday, February 7th. The dividend is payable on February 15, 2018 to shareholders of record on February 9, 2018. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to consi… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares First Quarter Distribution of $0.2066

via: Business Wire at 2018-02-08 09:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMLP) declared its first quarter 2018 distribution of $0.2066 on Wednesday, February 7th. The dividend is payable on February 15, 2018 to shareholders of record on February 9, 2018. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to consi… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares First Quarter Distribution of $0.2066

via: Business Wire at 2018-02-08 09:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMLP) declared its first quarter 2018 distribution of $0.2066 on Wednesday, February 7th. The dividend is payable on February 15, 2018 to shareholders of record on February 9, 2018. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to consi… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares First Quarter Distribution of $0.2066

via: Business Wire at 2018-02-08 09:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMLP) declared its first quarter 2018 distribution of $0.2066 on Wednesday, February 7th. The dividend is payable on February 15, 2018 to shareholders of record on February 9, 2018. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to consi… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares First Quarter Distribution of $0.2066

via: Business Wire at 2018-02-08 09:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMLP) declared its first quarter 2018 distribution of $0.2066 on Wednesday, February 7th. The dividend is payable on February 15, 2018 to shareholders of record on February 9, 2018. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to consi… read more...

Alerian MLP ETF Declares First Quarter Distribution of $0.2066

via: Business Wire at 2018-02-08 09:00:00:000

The Alerian MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMLP) declared its first quarter 2018 distribution of $0.2066 on Wednesday, February 7th. The dividend is payable on February 15, 2018 to shareholders of record on February 9, 2018. Based on current financial information, the distribution is estimated to consi… read more...

Retirement:  How To Earn 5% Plus Income From A Diversified ETF Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 08:00:00:000

There are a large number of investors and retirees who do not like to own individual stocks, for various reasons. The reasons could be anything like not having enough time, interest or knowledge. Some find it too difficult to monitor 40-50 individual stock positions on a consistent basis. Some… read more...

Retirement:  How To Earn 5% Plus Income From A Diversified ETF Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 08:00:00:000

There are a large number of investors and retirees who do not like to own individual stocks, for various reasons. The reasons could be anything like not having enough time, interest or knowledge. Some find it too difficult to monitor 40-50 individual stock positions on a consistent basis. Some… read more...

Retirement:  How To Earn 5% Plus Income From A Diversified ETF Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 08:00:00:000

There are a large number of investors and retirees who do not like to own individual stocks, for various reasons. The reasons could be anything like not having enough time, interest or knowledge. Some find it too difficult to monitor 40-50 individual stock positions on a consistent basis. Some… read more...

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) January Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-05 07:07:11:000

January monthly performance was: +0.62% More news on: ALPS Alerian MLP ETF, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., Enterprise Products Partners L.P, , Read more … read more...

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) January Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-05 07:07:11:000

January monthly performance was: +0.62% More news on: ALPS Alerian MLP ETF, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., Enterprise Products Partners L.P, , Read more … read more...

ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) January Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-05 07:07:11:000

January monthly performance was: +0.62% More news on: ALPS Alerian MLP ETF, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., Enterprise Products Partners L.P, , Read more … read more...

LP Has 20 Straight Hikes, 12% Distribution Growth, Record Earnings, Just Signed Major Deal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-04 09:42:00:000

If you're looking for dividend/distribution growth, you may want to check out MPLX LP ( MPLX ), a fast-growing midstream company we've covered in previous articles . Management has raised the distribution for 20 straight quarters, and due to MPLX's strong earnings growth, the company also w… read more...

LP Has 20 Straight Hikes, 12% Distribution Growth, Record Earnings, Just Signed Major Deal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-04 09:42:00:000

If you're looking for dividend/distribution growth, you may want to check out MPLX LP ( MPLX ), a fast-growing midstream company we've covered in previous articles . Management has raised the distribution for 20 straight quarters, and due to MPLX's strong earnings growth, the company also w… read more...

LP Has 20 Straight Hikes, 12% Distribution Growth, Record Earnings, Just Signed Major Deal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-04 09:42:00:000

If you're looking for dividend/distribution growth, you may want to check out MPLX LP ( MPLX ), a fast-growing midstream company we've covered in previous articles . Management has raised the distribution for 20 straight quarters, and due to MPLX's strong earnings growth, the company also w… read more...

MLP Sector Heats Up In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-02 07:42:18:000

What a difference a turn of the calendar page has made for master limited partnerships. By nearly any measure, midstream pipeline valuations look attractive. We also have certainty in tax reform for MLPs with the definition of qualifying income remaining unchanged and the tax-advantaged status… read more...

MLP Sector Heats Up In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-02 07:42:18:000

What a difference a turn of the calendar page has made for master limited partnerships. By nearly any measure, midstream pipeline valuations look attractive. We also have certainty in tax reform for MLPs with the definition of qualifying income remaining unchanged and the tax-advantaged status… read more...

MLP Sector Heats Up In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-02 07:42:18:000

What a difference a turn of the calendar page has made for master limited partnerships. By nearly any measure, midstream pipeline valuations look attractive. We also have certainty in tax reform for MLPs with the definition of qualifying income remaining unchanged and the tax-advantaged status… read more...

MLP Sector Heats Up In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-02 07:42:18:000

What a difference a turn of the calendar page has made for master limited partnerships. By nearly any measure, midstream pipeline valuations look attractive. We also have certainty in tax reform for MLPs with the definition of qualifying income remaining unchanged and the tax-advantaged status… read more...

MLP Sector Heats Up In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-02 07:42:18:000

What a difference a turn of the calendar page has made for master limited partnerships. By nearly any measure, midstream pipeline valuations look attractive. We also have certainty in tax reform for MLPs with the definition of qualifying income remaining unchanged and the tax-advantaged status… read more...

Money manager Osterweis sees MLPs rising; suggests EPD, MMP, AM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 19:23:46:000

Investors tempted by rising bond yields might want to consider energy MLPs , which performed well during the last period of rising interest rates, money manager John Osterweis tells Barron's . More news on: Enterprise Products Partners L.P, Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., Antero Midst… read more...

Money manager Osterweis sees MLPs rising; suggests EPD, MMP, AM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 19:23:46:000

Investors tempted by rising bond yields might want to consider energy MLPs , which performed well during the last period of rising interest rates, money manager John Osterweis tells Barron's . More news on: Enterprise Products Partners L.P, Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., Antero Midst… read more...

Money manager Osterweis sees MLPs rising; suggests EPD, MMP, AM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 19:23:46:000

Investors tempted by rising bond yields might want to consider energy MLPs , which performed well during the last period of rising interest rates, money manager John Osterweis tells Barron's . More news on: Enterprise Products Partners L.P, Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., Antero Midst… read more...

This Is Why The Rally In U.S. Treasury 10-Year Yield Should Be The Only Thing The Market Pays Attention To

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-30 15:12:08:000

Welcome to the multi-decade breakout edition of Macro Daily! On Jan 12, we wrote a report that the breakdown in US Dollar is just the start of a multi-year downtrend and a multi-year uptrend in commodities. Now, something even more important took place a week ago, and that was the… read more...

This Is Why The Rally In U.S. Treasury 10-Year Yield Should Be The Only Thing The Market Pays Attention To

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-30 15:12:08:000

Welcome to the multi-decade breakout edition of Macro Daily! On Jan 12, we wrote a report that the breakdown in US Dollar is just the start of a multi-year downtrend and a multi-year uptrend in commodities. Now, something even more important took place a week ago, and that was the… read more...

This Is Why The Rally In U.S. Treasury 10-Year Yield Should Be The Only Thing The Market Pays Attention To

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-30 15:12:08:000

Welcome to the multi-decade breakout edition of Macro Daily! On Jan 12, we wrote a report that the breakdown in US Dollar is just the start of a multi-year downtrend and a multi-year uptrend in commodities. Now, something even more important took place a week ago, and that was the… read more...

Meet The Team: The King Is Dead. Long Live The King! - Part II

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-29 11:50:20:000

Background The original A-Team was launched at the end of Q1/2016 , with ten names making its lineup: Main Street Capital (NYSE: MAIN ): Part I Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC ): Part II Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD ): Part III New Residential Invest… read more...

Meet The Team: The King Is Dead. Long Live The King! - Part II

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-29 11:50:20:000

Background The original A-Team was launched at the end of Q1/2016 , with ten names making its lineup: Main Street Capital (NYSE: MAIN ): Part I Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC ): Part II Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD ): Part III New Residential Invest… read more...

Meet The Team: The King Is Dead. Long Live The King! - Part II

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-29 11:50:20:000

Background The original A-Team was launched at the end of Q1/2016 , with ten names making its lineup: Main Street Capital (NYSE: MAIN ): Part I Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC ): Part II Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD ): Part III New Residential Invest… read more...

Weekly Oil Markets Recap - WTI Finishes At New 2-Year High While USD Finishes At New Low

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-28 10:00:00:000

Welcome to the weekly oil markets recap edition of Oil Markets Daily! WTI finished the week up 4.47% and finishing at another new 2-year high. Meanwhile, USD finished at a new 2-year low: Two weeks ago, we said that the fall in USD is just the start of a multi-year downtrend and the… read more...

Weekly Oil Markets Recap - WTI Finishes At New 2-Year High While USD Finishes At New Low

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-28 10:00:00:000

Welcome to the weekly oil markets recap edition of Oil Markets Daily! WTI finished the week up 4.47% and finishing at another new 2-year high. Meanwhile, USD finished at a new 2-year low: Two weeks ago, we said that the fall in USD is just the start of a multi-year downtrend and the… read more...

Weekly Oil Markets Recap - WTI Finishes At New 2-Year High While USD Finishes At New Low

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-28 10:00:00:000

Welcome to the weekly oil markets recap edition of Oil Markets Daily! WTI finished the week up 4.47% and finishing at another new 2-year high. Meanwhile, USD finished at a new 2-year low: Two weeks ago, we said that the fall in USD is just the start of a multi-year downtrend and the… read more...

Weekly CEF Roundup: Still Cautiously Bullish On MLPs In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-28 03:00:07:000

The Weekly CEF Roundup will be put out at the start of each week to summarize recent price movements in closed-end fund [CEF] sectors in the last week, as well as to highlight recently concluded or upcoming corporate actions on CEFs, such as tender offers. Most of the information has been so… read more...

Weekly CEF Roundup: Still Cautiously Bullish On MLPs In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-28 03:00:07:000

The Weekly CEF Roundup will be put out at the start of each week to summarize recent price movements in closed-end fund [CEF] sectors in the last week, as well as to highlight recently concluded or upcoming corporate actions on CEFs, such as tender offers. Most of the information has been so… read more...

Weekly CEF Roundup: Still Cautiously Bullish On MLPs In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-28 03:00:07:000

The Weekly CEF Roundup will be put out at the start of each week to summarize recent price movements in closed-end fund [CEF] sectors in the last week, as well as to highlight recently concluded or upcoming corporate actions on CEFs, such as tender offers. Most of the information has been so… read more...

Weekly CEF Roundup: Still Cautiously Bullish On MLPs In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-28 03:00:07:000

The Weekly CEF Roundup will be put out at the start of each week to summarize recent price movements in closed-end fund [CEF] sectors in the last week, as well as to highlight recently concluded or upcoming corporate actions on CEFs, such as tender offers. Most of the information has been so… read more...

A Want-To-Buy List For My 91 Stock Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-27 05:33:15:000

I cannot second guess Mr. Market and how it moves a stock price, but I can determine a range of desired yield and what I would be willing to pay if it has a desired dividend growth to go with it. One of my articles here discusses the risk/reward with low low yield to high yield component… read more...

A Want-To-Buy List For My 91 Stock Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-27 05:33:15:000

I cannot second guess Mr. Market and how it moves a stock price, but I can determine a range of desired yield and what I would be willing to pay if it has a desired dividend growth to go with it. One of my articles here discusses the risk/reward with low low yield to high yield component… read more...

A Want-To-Buy List For My 91 Stock Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-27 05:33:15:000

I cannot second guess Mr. Market and how it moves a stock price, but I can determine a range of desired yield and what I would be willing to pay if it has a desired dividend growth to go with it. One of my articles here discusses the risk/reward with low low yield to high yield component… read more...

A Want-To-Buy List For My 91 Stock Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-27 05:33:15:000

I cannot second guess Mr. Market and how it moves a stock price, but I can determine a range of desired yield and what I would be willing to pay if it has a desired dividend growth to go with it. One of my articles here discusses the risk/reward with low low yield to high yield component… read more...

A Want-To-Buy List For My 91 Stock Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-27 05:33:15:000

I cannot second guess Mr. Market and how it moves a stock price, but I can determine a range of desired yield and what I would be willing to pay if it has a desired dividend growth to go with it. One of my articles here discusses the risk/reward with low low yield to high yield component… read more...

Playing The Volatile MLP Space With Yields Up To 11%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-25 14:53:01:000

While we think REITs are going to be one of the best asset classes for 2018, we like other areas of the market as well. Those other areas include mortgages, securitized debt, international stocks and bonds, and MLPs. It is this latter asset class which has burned a lot of investors in the last… read more...

Playing The Volatile MLP Space With Yields Up To 11%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-25 14:53:01:000

While we think REITs are going to be one of the best asset classes for 2018, we like other areas of the market as well. Those other areas include mortgages, securitized debt, international stocks and bonds, and MLPs. It is this latter asset class which has burned a lot of investors in the last… read more...

Meet The Team: The King Is Dead. Long Live The King!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-24 21:26:53:000

Background The original A-Team was launched at the end of Q1/2016 , with ten names making its lineup: Main Street Capital (NYSE: MAIN ): Part I Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC ): Part II Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD ): Part III New Residential Inve… read more...

Meet The Team: The King Is Dead. Long Live The King!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-24 21:26:53:000

Background The original A-Team was launched at the end of Q1/2016 , with ten names making its lineup: Main Street Capital (NYSE: MAIN ): Part I Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC ): Part II Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD ): Part III New Residential Inve… read more...

If You Believe In Bull Markets, You Must Believe In Bear Markets, Too

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-23 12:53:58:000

Image Shown: An ETF that measures momentum ( MTUM ) has done considerably better than the S&P 500 since the beginning of 2017. Among its top 5 holdings are Microsoft ( MSFT ), Apple ( AAPL ), Boeing ( BA )newsletter holdings that have had excellent value characteristics along the w… read more...

'Cash Flow Investing' - A Report Card

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-22 07:54:23:000

I have been a proponent of "Cash Flow Investing" for the last year and a half or so. I have never said that it is a substitute for appreciation plays but that it is an adjunct to them. For some people and institutions desiring a steady stream of income it can be used as the primary form of inv… read more...

AMZA: Distribution Cut - Is The New One Covered?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-19 16:44:12:000

We lack divine knowledge. Whether an investment will do well or not depends on many factors that are outside our control. Hence making an investment call involves some "guesswork". There is subjectivity and lack of certainty in that department and we freely admit it. This is very different … read more...

Viper Energy Partners: Lucrative, Not Lethal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-17 14:00:14:000

Viper Energy Partners ( VNOM ) is the MLP of leading Permian shale-oil producer Diamondback Energy ( FANG ). For those of you who subscribe to Seeking Alpha's PRO product, you can view my initial coverage on the company in last October's VNOM: Time To Take A Bite Out Of This Distribution… read more...

Dividend Growth MLP Yields 11.3%, Attractive Valuation, 20% Upside

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-17 08:15:00:000

The report was jointly produced w ith Seeking Alpha author Long Player . The Midstream Sector is having one of its best couple of months, with the ALPS Alerian MLP ETF ( AMLP ) up 14.3% since its December 2017 lows: In this article today, we are covering one of our favorite Midstre… read more...

A 13% Yield, With Steady Payouts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-14 09:46:00:000

Looking for a high yield contrarian play? Maybe you should consider NuStar GP Holdings LLC ( NSH ), the General Partner of NuStar Energy LP ( NS ), whose preferred units we wrote about in a recent article . Want to see an ugly chart? Take a gander at this one: NSH seriously underperformed… read more...

The Fall In USD Is Just The Start Of A Multiyear Downtrend And The Start Of A Multiyear Uptrend In Commodities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-12 17:32:32:000

Welcome to the USD edition of Macro Daily! At HFI Research, we are humble students of the market. We are predominantly value investors but pay a great deal of attention to macro trends and shifts. In early 2017, one of our biggest variant views was for the U.S. dollar to decline . We sa… read more...

A Review Of 2017 And A Preview Of 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-10 10:00:00:000

While we preview a lot of our look-back and forward-looking themes to be aware of in our January Newsletter , we wanted to create a separate report that summarizes and categorizes the points. The overarching theme of 2017 was a return of optimism, especially by some market participants and sm… read more...

Ex-Date Payment Date Record Date Declared Date Amount Flag Dividend Type Qualified Indicated
2018-02-08 2018-02-15 2018-02-09 2018-02-07 0.2066 Dividend income
2017-11-09 2017-11-15 2017-11-10 2017-11-08 0.2052 Dividend income
2017-08-09 2017-08-16 2017-08-11 2017-08-08 0.215 Dividend income
2017-05-10 2017-05-17 2017-05-12 2017-05-09 0.215 Dividend income
2017-02-08 2017-02-15 2017-02-10 2017-02-07 0.225 Dividend income
2016-11-09 2016-11-17 2016-11-14 2016-11-08 0.24 Dividend income
2016-08-10 2016-08-17 2016-08-12 2016-08-09 0.24 Dividend income
2016-05-11 2016-05-18 2016-05-13 2016-05-10 0.24 Dividend income
2016-02-10 2016-02-18 2016-02-12 2016-02-09 0.299 Dividend income
2015-11-10 2015-11-18 2015-11-13 2015-11-09 0.299 Dividend income
2015-08-12 2015-08-19 2015-08-14 2015-08-11 0.299 Dividend income
2015-05-13 2015-05-20 2015-05-15 2015-05-12 0.2955 Dividend income
2015-02-11 2015-02-19 2015-02-13 2015-02-10 0.2925 Dividend income
2014-11-06 2014-11-14 2014-11-10 2014-11-05 0.289 Dividend income
2014-08-06 2014-08-13 2014-08-08 2014-08-05 0.284 Dividend income
2014-05-06 2014-05-13 2014-05-08 2014-05-05 0.279 Dividend income
2014-02-06 2014-02-13 2014-02-10 2014-02-05 0.278 Dividend income
2013-11-07 2013-11-15 2013-11-12 2013-11-06 0.274 Dividend income
2013-08-07 2013-08-14 2013-08-09 2013-08-06 0.269 Dividend income
2013-05-07 2013-05-14 2013-05-09 2013-05-06 0.264 Dividend income
2013-02-07 2013-02-14 2013-02-11 2013-02-06 0.261 Dividend income
Ex-Date Declared Date Record Date Payment Date Ratio To Factor For Factor
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