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  • Kinder Morgan, Enbridge, Union Pacific: Do Rails Trump Pipelines?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: EEP, KMP, UNP

    Editor's Note: The initial article stated Phillips 66 signed a five-year contract with Union Pacific to deliver crude from the Bakken. That was incorrect; the contract was with Global Partners. This article has been amended.

    A couple of high-profile project cancellations have raised questions over the attractiveness of crude oil and liquid petroleum pipeline companies such as Enbridge Energy (NYSE: EEP) and Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMP), while making a more »

  • 3 Energy Companies Offer Promising Returns

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: CLMT, EVEP, KMP, MDU, NS

    According to the Energy Information Administration estimates, the demand for oil will grow by 0.9 million barrels per day, or bpd, in 2013 and 1.2 million bpd in 2014. To meet this demand, the production of oil will rise by 0.6 million bpd in 2013 and 1.8 million bpd in 2014. With this production increase, it's anticipated the oil industry will increase revenue by 3 more »

  • 3 High Yielding MLPs That Offer Significant Upside

    By Piyush Arora - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: EEP, EPD, KMP

    It’s a good strategy to invest in income growth companies, sit back, and reap the rewards. But to beat inflation, investing in high yielding, yet stable companies is important. And this is exactly where companies with an MLP (Master Liability Partnerships) status roll in.

    MLPs are generally oil and gas companies that generate consistent cash flows. They distribute the bulk of their cash generated and don’t have to more »

  • Juicy MLPs: Know Your Risks, or Risk Your Future

    By Marina Avilkina - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: EEP, EPD, KMP, TRP

    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: KMP) is the largest U.S. pipeline company and, in its latest quarter, saw net income increase three times to $783 million from $206 million on a year-to-year basis. The company is deriving incremental benefits from its pipeline system with its recent purchase of Tennessee Gas Pipeline and the partial acquisition of El Paso Natural Gas Co. For the future, Kinder Morgan has entered into more »

  • A Quick Rundown of Master Limited Partnerships

    By Rupert Hargreaves - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: KMP, NMM, STON, TNH

    With the markets bouncing around all-time highs, many investors are now finding it hard to find stocks that offer a decent dividend yield.

    Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, offer some of the best yields on the market. Some offer mid double-digit payouts, while the rest of the market offers an average yield of around 2%.

    But how are MLP's able to achieve these high payouts?

    Well, it all comes more »

  • Powering America's Future: How You Can Profit

    By James Catlin - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, XOM, KMI, KMP

    Recently the Energy Information Administration (EIA) published projections for future electricity generation through the year 2040. While coal-fired power plants currently have the largest share of electricity to the US power grid, and will continue to have it, natural gas is projected to make large gains.

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    Chart Courtesy of The EIA

    Having a glimpse of the future often can provide investors with the insight needed to profit over time. Knowing more »

  • Master Limited Partnerships With Upside Potential

    By Wes Patoka - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: KMP, MWE, WPZ

    Energy partnerships are great ways to gain exposure to America’s energy boom. These newly unlocked sources of energy are helping many sectors of the economy, none more so than the companies that transport and move natural gas and oil. There are three small Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) that are benefiting greatly from downstream applications of natural gas and processing.

    Small but steady

    MarkWest Energy Partners (NYSE: MWE) has a more »

  • Jim Cramer: Invest Like the Ridiculously Rich in High-Yielding Stocks

    By Karin Hernandez - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: EPD, HTA, KMP, WPZ

    Two weeks ago, when commenting on both the newest Powerball millionaire ($590 million, still unclaimed as of this writing) and David Karp’s sale of Tumblr to Yahoo!, Jim Cramer noted that when one has that kind of money, investment goals can be substantially different than those for ordinary people.

    People who are that rich don’t need to invest for growth – merely for preservation. They don’t need to more »

  • Leveraged Funds With Exceptional Yields

    By Nathaniel Matherson - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: BDCL, KMP, MLPL

    Recently, I have written quite a bit about finding unconventional yields in low rate environments. Up to this point, I have highlighted preferred shares, junk bonds, and a variety of high yielding dividend funds. Last weekend, I continued my search for yield and stumbled upon a couple of very interesting products sporting dividend yields of 9% and 15%.

    You may be wondering how its possible to create such high yielding more »

  • Attractive MLPs Are Everywhere

    By Bob Ciura - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: KMP, LNCO, LINE

    Ongoing fear of higher interest rates resulting from tapering by the Federal Reserve, whereby our central bank would wind down its policy of aggressive bond purchases, has served as a major drag on certain market sectors over the past few weeks.

    One sector being hit particularly hard on the possibility of higher interest rates in the near future is the energy sector, and more specifically, oil and gas Master Limited more »

  • A Push From the House of Representatives for Keystone XL

    By Stephan Dube - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: ENB, EPD, KMP, TRP

    On May 22, the House of Representatives approved a bill declaring that a presidential permit was not needed to approve the Canada-to-Nebraska leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, a move that would take a decision on the project away from the Obama administration.

    The Keystone XL Pipeline Project is a proposed 1,179-mile, 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline, beginning in Hardisty, Alberta and extending south to Steele City, Nebraska. The project more »

  • Best of the Midstream Master Limited Partnerships

    By Wes Patoka - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: EPD, XOM, KMP

    MLPs are the most stable way to get exposure to the U.S. energy boom in natural gas and oil. Master Limited Partnership pipelines are not exposed to the commodity prices and typically come with outsized dividends. However, MLPs come with special tax considerations too; you should consult a tax specialist before you purchase an MLP.

    Commodity prices

    Companies like ExxonMobil and Chevron are linked to the underlying commodity prices more »

  • Who Will Deal with All of This Fracking Natural Gas?

    By Wes Patoka - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: KMP, UNP, WM

    Kinder Morgan Energy (NYSE: KMP) is a master limited partnership based in the United States. Kinder Morgan recently completed a merger with competitor El Paso Pipelines to become the largest mid-stream energy company in the US. Boasting over 72,000 miles of pipeline, Kinder Morgan is also the third largest energy company in the country overall. As we see natural gas become more and more prevalent in our day-to-day economy more »

  • Keystone Could Set The Bar High

    By Reuben Brewer - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: EEP, ENB, EPD, KMP, TRP

    TransCanada's (NYSE: TRP) proposed Keystone pipeline has been mired in government red tape for years. With a massive body of information and increasingly stringent regulations floated as requirements for the project's approval, all pipeline companies may be impacted by the project, even if it gets turned down.


    The Keystone pipeline is intended to bring oil from Canada's oil sands region down through the United States to more »

  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Vs. Enbridge Energy Partners : What's In The Cards For Their Future?

    By Marina Avilkina - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: EEP, KMP

    Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMP)  is the largest U.S. pipeline company and, in its latest quarter, saw net income increase three times to $783 million from $206 million on a year-to-year basis. The company is deriving incremental benefits from its pipeline system with its recent purchase of Tennessee Gas Pipeline and the partial acquisition of El Paso Natural Gas Co. For the future, the company has entered into a long-term more »

  • One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure

    By Wes Patoka - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: KMP, RSG, WM

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM) is the largest trash collection and recycler in the U.S. Waste Management owns the highest landfill acreage of any trash hauling company. With people consistently generating trash and recyclables, the industry of trash collection is evolving. Landfills are now providing commodities like natural gas, and these companies are harnessing it. U.S. cities are demanding more of their waste be recycled, and these management companies more »

  • What's Going on With Linn Energy?

    By Bob Ciura - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: BPL, KMP, LINE

    As Warren Buffett would say, investors should be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy. When it comes to oil and gas Master Limited Partnership Linn Energy (NASDAQ: LINE), it’s fair to say that investors are fearful. The stock has been besieged in recent days by a negative article, which has crushed the stock and shaken the temperament of even the company's most confident more »

  • 10 Stocks for 2013: 5 Winners

    By Dave Zaegel - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: OZRK, CMG, KMP, SBUX, BA

    At Fastball Financial, we started the year by building a diversified portfolio of 10 Stocks for 2013.  The goal of the 10 Stocks for 2013 was to provide you with a portfolio of ten great stocks for:

    1. Diversification across industries and market caps
    2. Growth in some of the hottest themes and industries
    3. Sufficient stability and dividends to offset potential market losses

    Thus far, the results unfortunately haven't been all more »

  • Building a Solid Income Growth Portfolio: Part 1

    By Piyush Arora - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: KMP, WMB, WPZ

    Mater Liability Partnerships, or MLPs, generally have steady cash flow and distribute the bulk of earnings to their unit holders. Since MLPs aren't required to pay taxes on their income, they sport a 5% to 8% yield, which is backed by their consistent cash flows. However, the downside is that MLPs generally don’t have much growth potential and investors have to pay taxes on the distributions. But for more »

  • How to Play Oil Infrastructure With Richard Kinder

    By Dana Blankenhorn - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: KMI, KMP, KMR | Editor's Choice

    If you're looking for dividend income, and if you're looking to play the explosion in U.S. oil and gas, the transformation of our country from an importer to an exporter of energy, you want to play with Richard Kinder.

    Kinder, who is worth $9.4 billion, has updated a strategy first used by old John D. Rockefeller. By controlling the infrastructure that leads to market, you can more »