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Income Insights

MLPs Back on the Road to Profits

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 26, 2018

This week, my co-editor/publisher Elliott Gue and I attended the 2018 MLP & Energy Infrastructure Conference in Orlando, Florida.

We’ve participated in this industry event for more than a decade. It’s an unmatched opportunity to rub elbows with executives of several dozen US master limited partnerships (MLPs), as well as a host of industry vendors, regulatory lawyers, analysts and large investors. We’ve found that attending gives us a big edge over our competition in the stock picking business.

Following last year’s conference, for example, we recommended 11 MLPs in a special report for our Energy and Income Advisor readers. Since then, these recommendations have returned an average of 8.5 percent, while raising their distributions 9.5 percent.

We also highlighted 8 “pans” to avoid. These have fallen an average of 8.7 percent while cutting distributions 4 percent. The Alerian MLP Index shed 5.4 percent, cutting its payout 3.9 percent.

At least equally valuable are the key trends we’ve identified ahead of the crowd.

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