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  • “We’re not expecting those high returns now, [but]we still think that there’s an investment case for owning MLPs,” William Waight, an adviser in Oak Brook, said in the Wall Street Journal.
  • “All properly diversified portfolios should include five to ten percent in energy-related Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs),” David DeWitt, President & Portfolio Manager, DeWitt Capital, said, according to ACNNewswire. “Over a 16-year period, MLPs have been the top performing asset class compared to utilities, real estate, the S&P bond municipals, small cap stocks and world indexes. MLPs are ideal for high net worth individuals as yields are high and taxes low.”
  • The MLP infrastructure space is expanding on the heels of the U.S. shale oil boom.
  • The industry is expected to grow as the country expands its energy infrastructure over the next two decades.
  • New infrastructure, like pipelines, storage and fractionation facilities, are need to meet the new supply of oil generated through new hydraulic fracturing techniques.
  • While MLPs have exhibited some price volatility with falling oil prices, investors will still enjoy yields and growth in the space.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.