BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust

  • Looking for High Yield? 3 Royalty Trusts to Consider for 2013

    By Joseph Harry - February 16, 2013 | Tickers: BPT, MARPS, SDT

    A royalty trust, according to Investopedia, is:

     "A type of special-purpose financing created to hold investments or their cash flows in operating companies. These trusts are neither stocks nor bonds but investment trusts (a legal entity). Royalty trusts buy the right to royalties on the production and sale of a natural resource company and pass on the profits to trust unit holders."

    They are somewhat similar to MLPs, and royalty more »

  • Why I Sold This Trust and Replaced It

    By James Coffman - February 7, 2013 | Tickers: BPT, NRP, RIO

    What are your main objectives in this crazy investing game? Mine are growth and income. I want to hold stocks for the long term and take advantage of low dividend and long term capital gains tax rates. Yeah, I am pretty bullish on basic materials right now, because my “Spidey Senses” are telling me that the recovery has started in earnest. So, my big thing right now is keeping my more »

  • The Great Apple Sale

    By Jon Quast - January 24, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BPT, CMG, PCLN

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported record sales of $54 billion and record profit of $13 billion.  For this wondrous feat the stock has been rewarded by losing as much as $50 billion in market cap in after hours trading.  There are only two streets in the world where such a thing makes sense.  The first is Wall Street.  The second? Bourbon Street.

    This is a stock spanking unlike any publicly traded more »

  • The Bigfoot Portfolio

    By Jon Quast - November 19, 2012 | Tickers: BJRI, BPT, KO, MNST, DIS | Editor's Choice

    There is some evidence that Bigfoot exists.  The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (yes, that is a real thing) submits several pieces of evidence on their website.  People see Bigfoot, and descriptions are always the same.  People of European descent have been sighting the creature in North America for over 400 years.  And Native American legends go back as far as...well, legends.

    Despite many pieces of evidence that support the more »

  • Baseball, Vegas, and Blindfolded Monkeys

    By Jon Quast - October 11, 2012 | Tickers: BPT, KO, MCD, PBT

    Baseball.  My dad always said that it's athletes are overpaid.  "They get paid millions of dollars, and they can't even hit the ball 40% of the time."  Sigh...well that's my dad.

    Ted Williams was the most recent player to bat .400.  He did this way back in 1941.  Clearly the fact that no one has done it in 70 years means it is a rare accomplishment more »

  • Sandridge Mississippian Trust 2 Proving to be Trustworthy

    By Jon Quast - September 4, 2012 | Tickers: BPT, PBT, SJT, SDR

    If you are an investor who enjoys dividends, big dividends, and lots of dividends, then no doubt you have glanced once or twice towards royalty trusts.  Royalty trusts are an interesting concept.  In the case of oil and gas, the investor is basically investing directly in the oil itself, and is able to get in on the profits.  These trusts are set up to give their shareholders a set percentage more »

  • 9 High Yield Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week (January 9 - 15)

    By DividendYields - January 9, 2012 | Tickers: ARR, SAN, BPT, CNSL, FSC, MVO, SBR, SNH, BONT

    Dividend stocks are wonderful because they increase my cash with regular payments. One major date in relation to the payment is the ex-dividend date. If you own a stock before this date, you get the next payment. This is very interesting because in the case of a high yield stock, I can earn at least one percent in cash for a short period of investing.

    I screened stocks with ex-dividend more »