MLP Week Thoughts: Refreshing Expectations

MLPs rebounded this week, with most of the gain came on Friday when MLPs rallied despite lower oil prices.  The Alerian MLP Index (AMZ) traded up 0.7% for the week, and is now 3.0% higher than the February low from last Wednesday.  Performance was better among midstream MLPs than upstream MLPs, and better among larger MLPs, with significant

MLP Week Thoughts: Top Tier

The MLP Index stumbled this week, but the index remains up 2.8% for the month so far, on track to post its first positive month since August. The index has produced negative 13.9% total return since the end of August, but has rallied 9.4% (including distributions) since January 15th. Performance was balanced across the sector as midstream MLP earnings

MLP Week Thoughts: We are All Patriots

MLPs traded well this week, helped by firming crude oil prices, outperforming the broader stock market and utilities for the second straight week. The Alerian MLP Index (AMZ) increased 3.7% (including distributions) and the Alerian MLP Equal Weight Index (AMZE) was up 6.1%.  Strong price performance by upstream MLPs helped AMZE post positive performance. 

Week Thoughts: Regency Transferred, Oil Bounced, MLPs Outperformed

MLPs were mixed this week, but outperformed the broader stock market and utilities. The Alerian MLP Index (AMZ) capped the worst January ever recorded by the MLP index with a 1.5% decline (including distributions) this week. It wasn’t all bad, as strong price performance by upstream MLPs helped the AMZE post a positive week. The S&P 500