A Master Limited Partnership is a publicly traded partnership. In reality this means that the company is a partnership in a legal sense, with several partners pooling their money together to start a company, which is then overseen by a person or entity that is called the general partner. Unlike normal partnerships, master limited partnership partners are have limited liability.
What are the benefits?
With this structure, partners have access more »
It’s an age-old saying, but it remains true: the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. While unfortunate, investors can actually profit from life’s two inevitabilities. Among the market’s profitable, dividend-paying stocks, there are a few that operate businesses pertaining to just that: death and taxes.
If you’re an investor who likes to look for stocks in unfamiliar places, these companies might be just more »
President Obama used an interview just prior to the Super Bowl to highlight the need to raise more revenue through the tax code. He, once again, brought up the carried interest loophole as an example that helps the rich at the expense of funding the U.S. Government. This could be bad news for some companies.
A Fiscal Cliff Punt
The big news at the end of last year was more »
Stocks paying significant dividends have been a favored investment for a couple of years. Such companies have seen their shares advance handsomely. For example, within the real estate investment trusts (REITs) space, some stocks now yield the same or less than household name, and financially strong, mega-cap stocks like Johnson & Johnson. Another area that has seen material price appreciation is the master limited partnership (MLP) space. Investors should tread carefully more »
I’m always on the lookout for the next high flyer, but more often than not I’d like to take a flyer in a high yielder instead. I’m building out a virtual portfolio of high yielders and reinvesting the income they kick off into those high flyers. I call this endeavor the “No Drip, No Mess” Portfolio and here are three massive yielding stocks that I’m currently more »
October is historically a difficult month for stocks. Three of the worst market declines started in October with October 29, 1929 as “The Crash” that catalyzed the Great Depression. Then there was October 19, 1987 in which the Dow dropped 22.6% in one day. Finally, October 2008 ushered in the recession.
Investors have reason to be skittish before Halloween. Keep some cash in the candy jar for buying opportunities more »