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Taking the Passive Versus Active Debate to MLPs

How do you choose between over 85 publicly traded MLP access products? The first step is to decide between passive or active. This study compares return, distribution growth, risk-adjusted performance, and alpha generation between the Alerian MLP Index (AMZ) and active C-corp closed-end funds and mutual funds


How do MLPs Respond in Rising Interest Rate Environments?

With interest rates at historic lows and interest rate fears at historic highs, this piece examines how MLPs have responded in previous rising rate environments. Due to their use of primarily long-term, fixed-rate debt, as well as built-in inflation hedges, MLPs show little meaningful correlation with interest rates over the long term.


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