Institutional Interest Keeping Energy Stocks and ETFs Higher as Oil Challenges $60

Just when it looked as if crude oil prices were going to pull back, suddenly a one-day surge higher of 2.4% ($1.40) has taken oil back above $60 per barrel. ...
Read Full Story »

Why Energy ETFs and Energy Leaders Are Finally Shining Again in 2019

It is important to understand that the stock market really is a market full of stocks. Index weightings change over time, and many sectors and their underlying stocks outperform or ...
Read Full Story »

Are High-Yield ETFs Worth a Look for Nervous Investors?

Even after a nine-year bull market and with stock markets not too far off all-time highs, there is plenty for investors to worry about: increased volatility, rising interests rates, the ...
Read Full Story »

Dividend Investors Face New Round of Lower Distribution Worries From Top MLPs

It is no secret that investors hate when a company lowers its dividend payments. After all, close to half of all long-term gains come from dividends and the ability to ...
Read Full Story »
natural gas pipeline

Is the Worst Behind for MLPs Now?

The month of March was a good one for pipeline master limited partnerships (MLPs). The Alerian MLP index finished the month with a gain of 8.3%, its first positive month ...
Read Full Story »
Nat Gas Field

Why Merrill Lynch Has Raised Targets on Many Top MLPs

The world of master limited partnerships (MLPs) saw its ground go from stable to shaky during the oil and gas meltdown from 2014 into 2016. Some MLPs have even found themselves ...
Read Full Story »

Are Oil and Gas ETFs Staging Serious Chart Breakouts?

If you went through 2015 and the first six weeks of 2016, the weakness in the oil and gas sector was something most investors have not seen in years. Now ...
Read Full Story »
crude oil terminal

Despite a Dividend Hike, How Kinder Morgan Is Weighing on MLPs

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) reported earnings on Wednesday. While the company did raise its dividend, its dividend growth projection for 2016 was lower than it had previously said. Honestly, ...
Read Full Story »
Houston Ship Channel

Beyond Distribution Risks, MLPs Could Face Funding Risks If Low Oil Persists

The master limited partnership (MLP) sector within oil and gas has been battered. The group was originally hoped to be immune to oil and gas prices, but even the largest ...
Read Full Story »
Kinder Morgan pipeline

Can MLP Funds and ETFs Withstand MLP Distribution Cuts and Suspensions?

It turns out that the sector for master limited partnerships (MLPs) had rolled back over. It was just in the past two weeks or so that the MLP sector tried to ...
Read Full Story »
Kinder Morgan pipeline

5 Long-Term Opportunities Forming in MLPs

The world of master limited partnerships (MLPs) has suffered handily along with the plunge in oil prices. What is interesting is that there seems to be a flush-out happening here, ...
Read Full Story »
mutual funds

Some MLP Funds Keep Holding Kinder Morgan — Big Time

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is now the top infrastructure stock in the energy sector. Its unit roll-up acquisitions and consolidations have been completed. In November and October it was ...
Read Full Story »
Ruby Pipeline laying

Credit Suisse Mixed on MLPs for 2015, Maybe More Consolidation

Credit Suisse issued a report on the outlook for master limited partnerships (MLPs) in 2015. The brokerage firm expects that the total return outlook for the sector is roughly between ...
Read Full Story »
KMI Tanker

How MLP Funds and ETFs Will Treat Kinder Morgan Holdings Post-Merger

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is just about to hold its special meeting to vote on a monumental merger. The Kinder Morgan operating company is about to roll up its ...
Read Full Story »

5 Major Midterm Election ETF Winners for 2015 and Beyond

Change is in the air after the midterm elections have swung the balance of power back to the Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Change of ...
Read Full Story »