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Week Thoughts: Friendly Trend Continues for MLPs

25Apr
MLPs traded positively for the 6th straight week, with the Alerian MLP Index (AMZ) increasing 1.1%.  The AMZ is now 7.8% higher than its most recent low on March 16th.  MLPs seemed to be helped by positive MLP earnings releases, by positive production reports from results of producer corporations, and by strength in the broader U.S. equity markets

MLP Week Thoughts: Production Cuts, Both Ways

19Apr
MLPs traded positively for the 5th straight week, with the Alerian MLP Index (AMZ) increasing 1.1%.  The AMZ is now 6.6% higher than its most recent low on March 16th, and has produced total returns of 7.5% since its 52-week low reached on January 13th.  But the index remains 15% lower than its peak in August.  MLPs were helped by higher

Week Thoughts: MLPs Moving Higher

12Apr
MLPs traded positively for the 4th straight week, with the Alerian MLP Index (AMZ) increasing 1.8%.  The AMZ is now 5.4% higher than its most recent low on March 16th, and has produced total returns of 6.3% since its 52-week low reached on January 13th.  But the index remains 16.4% lower than its peak in August.  MLPs were helped by higher

MLP Week Thoughts: Signs of Seasonal Strength

05Apr
In a holiday shortened week, the Alerian MLP Index (AMZ) traded up 1.0% to make it three straight positive weeks.  MLPs seemed to be helped by higher commodity prices and no equity issuance this week.  MLPs outperformed the S&P 500 (+0.3%) slightly while underperforming utilities (+1.7%). Despite the market holiday on Friday, the U.S. jobs