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Week Thoughts: Friday I’m in Love

24Jun
MLPs made it a 5th straight 1%+ decline weeks, the longest such streak since October 2008, pushed lower by falling commodity prices.  MLPs have never been down 1%+ for 6 straight weeks, and the late week bounce offers hope the streak will end.   But late week hope doesn’t always carry over, MLPs have had their best day of the week on Friday each of the

Week Thoughts: Head or Gut?

18Jun
MLPs had a fourth consecutive 1%+ weekly decline, a streak that hasn’t happened for the MLP Index since October 2008.  Oil prices declined for a fourth straight week as well, big coincidence.  Both are looking a bit oversold at this point.  The trick may be in convincing Amazon that it needs to secure access to refined products for its trucks and

Week Thoughts: Sentimental-Listless

11Jun
Another deflating week in MLP land, although MLPs outperformed oil prices and finished the week on a positive note with some relief Friday.  MLPs finished down 1.1% overall, in-line with utilities.  MLPs have declined 1%+ for 3 straight weeks, which hasn’t happened since November 2015 when KMI’s leverage and dividend cut drama escalated.  On the

Week Thoughts: Washout

04Jun
The MLP index breached 300 on the downside twice and closed the week at its lowest level so far this year and lowest since 12/14/16.  MLPs have dropped 2 weeks in a row, have declined 12% from their January peak, have produced negative total return YTD, and have produced just 3.2% total return the last 12 months.  Adding insult to injury on this short but