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Digging Deeper into MLPs

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 26, 2016
After plunging almost 50 percent from early May 2015 to mid-February 2016, the Alerian MLP Index has defied the critics and torched slow-to-react short sellers by surging 45 percent since its nadir. But the easy money has been made: Investors must now focus on which names are best-positioned to grow in an environment where energy prices remain lower for longer.

A Lesson for MLP Investors from Past Selloffs

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 19, 2016
The utility sector's implosion in 2002 and 2003 has some important lessons for MLP investors.

Thoughts on the MLP Selloff

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 6, 2015
Recent downside in the Alerian MLP Index reflects a number of factors, including the group's outperformance relative to other energy stocks last year, the market’s growing concern about rising interest rates and worries that the slowdown in drilling activity will limit future growth opportunities.

Hunting for MLP Value Plays

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 20, 2015
We'll be looking for value at the NAPTP's annual MLP investor conference.

Upstream MLPs Search for Scale

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 29, 2014

Breitburn Energy Partners LP's recently proposed acquisition of QR Energy LP demonstrates that the search for scale is alive and well among upstream MLPs, as private-equity buyers ratchet up the competition for asset acquisitions.

NextEra Energy Partners LP: Built to Last, But High Price May Not

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 15, 2014

NextEra Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NEP)--a publicly traded partnership that specializes in renewable energy--has been a slam dunk since its initial public offering (IPO) on June 26. But at these levels, there are better plays in this industry.

Enbridge Energy Partners LP Gets a Little Help from Its Friend

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 21, 2014

We examine the complicated world of incentive distribution rights and why the recent restructuring of Enbridge Energy Partners LP's partnership agreement is such a big deal.

Thoughts on the NAPTP’s Annual MLP Investor Conference

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 28, 2014

Last week, the Energy & Income Advisor team attended the National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships’ (NAPTP) annual MLP Investor Conference in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Here are our takeaways.

The Biggest Day of the Year for Income Investors

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 11, 2014

The National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships' annual MLP Investor Conference is just around the corner.

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