Energetic MLPs
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Energetic MLPs


Tax Benefit Potential, Plus Dividends

As income-seeking strategies gain popularity, some investors have opted for master limited partnerships, publicly traded entities that pay no corporate income tax in return for paying out at least 90% of income to investors. The vast majority of MLPs operate in traditionally stable, though perhaps concentrated, industries such as oil and gas transportation, processing and storage. The potentially high dividend yields may be taxed at a lower long-term capital gains tax rate, as opposed to higher income tax rates. Of course, MLPs are not a slam dunk – their growth is often fueled by adding debt, which can hinder these partnerships during periods when credit markets begin to stiffen, impact liquidity in the marketplace, and in cases where MLPs operate in multiple states, it may mean costlier tax implications. Investors should be aware of unique risks and tax consequences involved with MLPs. Distributions are treated differently than stock dividends. Income distributions received from MLPs are typically reported on a Schedule K-1. Certain MLPs that have operations in multiple states may need to file tax returns within each state, based on income limits. Income limits may also make investments in MLPs inappropriate within retirement accounts. Investors may wish to consult with their tax advisor prior to making an investment decision. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
100% Energy Distribution 24.3%
9.0% Buckeye Partners L.P. BPL 11.1%
6.3% Midcoast Energy Partners LP MEP 25.2%
6.1% Holly Energy Partners LP HEP 4.9%
5.8% Western Gas Partners LP WES 28.4%
5.7% Enterprise Products Partners L.P. EPD 29.9%
5.5% Spectra Energy Partners LP SEP 19.1%
5.4% Energy Transfer Partners L.P. ETP 37.5%
5.2% Magellan Midstream Partners LP MMP 22.0%
5.1% Tallgrass Energy Partners LP TEP 7.9%
4.8% Enbridge Energy Partners L.P. (A) EEP 31.2%
4.4% ONEOK Partners L.P. OKS 30.5%
4.1% Plains All American Pipeline L.P. Unit Ltd Part Int PAA 52.0%
4.1% TC PipeLines L.P. TCP 28.1%
4.0% Martin Midstream Partners L.P. MMLP 17.2%
3.5% Transmontaigne Partners L.P. TLP 27.7%
3.5% DCP Midstream Partners LP DPM 44.5%
3.5% EnLink Midstream Partners LP ENLK 43.0%
2.9% Valero Energy Partners VLP 0.4%
2.8% Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. Com Units SXL 40.2%
2.5% MPLX LP MPLX 41.2%
2.3% EQT Midstream Partners LP Unit Ltd Partnership Int EQM 20.4%
2.1% Summit Midstream Partners LP SMLP 58.8%
1.4% Phillips 66 Partners LP Com Unit Repstg Ltd Partnership Int PSXP 8.8%