Poll

MLPs will:

  • Outperform the S&P 500 in 2018 (78%)
  • Underperform the S&P 500 in 2018 (22%)

Total Voters: 322

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Week Thoughts: Hustle & Flows

07Jan
It was a great opening week for midstream stocks, or almost any other kind of stock (ex-utilities and REITs). MLPs have traded up for 4 consecutive weeks, the first streak of 4+ positive weeks since April 2016.  4.5% is the best week for MLPs since late last January.  MLPs are also 13.9% off the late November bottom.  The MLP Index opened with

Week Thoughts: Settling Up

31Dec
MLPs closed out a forgettable year (-6.5%) with a forgettable week (+0.5%).  MLPs did beat the broad stock market and utilities this week in what has recently become a trend (that hopefully continues in the new year).  Oil prices gained another 3% and finished on a multi-year high (above $60/bbl for the first time since mid-2015). Status

Week Thoughts: MLPs Mopping Up, Making Merry

24Dec
MLP optimism continues to build, as MLPs shrugged off higher interest rates that hurt other yield-oriented securities to gain another 0.5% this week.  MLPs are now up more than 8% off the late November bottom.  Outside of the changes to the tax backdrop, not much else changed this week.  There was some volatility early in the week, with MLPs threatening
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