Do I Have to Worry About UBTI If I Own an MLP ETF in an IRA?

Do I Have to Worry About UBTI If I Own an MLP ETF in an IRA?

Today we discuss UBTI, UBIT, and how they affect MLP investing.
SCOOP and STACK, Bend and Snap

SCOOP and STACK, Bend and Snap

You may have heard others mention the SCOOP and STACK and assumed they were talking about a late night dinner at iHop consisting of a scoop of ice cream and a stack of pancakes. Unfortunately, the SCO...
By the Numbers: A Comprehensive List of MLPs and Their Credit Ratings

By the Numbers: A Comprehensive List of MLPs and Their Credit Ratings

07/16/15
Only 19 MLPs currently have an investment grade credit rating, but they make up 62% of the total market cap. Here’s why that is, along with which companies are a stone’s throw away from making the (in...
Will the Proposed Tax Reforms Spell the End of MLPs?

Will the Proposed Tax Reforms Spell the End of MLPs?

05/19/17
MLPs aren’t corporations, so a lowered corporate tax rate won’t directly impact them (a 0% tax rate is pretty much as low as you can go). However, changes in the corporate tax rate could make MLPs les...
The Shortcomings of MLP Valuation Shortcuts (and the Work Necessary to Find Real Value)

The Shortcomings of MLP Valuation Shortcuts (and the Work Necessary to Find Real Value)

03/10/16
With access to a financial data terminal, nearly anyone can call up hundreds of valuation metrics for thousands of stocks. A generation ago, this process would have taken months to compute by hand. Ho...
What Happened Last Week: The MLP Impact of Trump’s First Ten Days

What Happened Last Week: The MLP Impact of Trump’s First Ten Days

02/02/17
In the first hours of the Trump administration, executive orders were issued fast and furiously while many citizens protested and the market celebrated. Here’s what happened.
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