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Week Thoughts: Stepped Over

27Nov
The MLP Index finished the week flat overall, despite big declines from SXL and ETP (13.1% combined index weight), and a 3.5% gap down in oil prices in brief trading Friday.   The broad stock market grinded higher, interest rates stopped going up, and natural gas prices soared back above $3.00. If OPEC doesn’t continue to wreak havoc on oil

MLP Week Thoughts: Two Steps Forward

20Nov
Optimism about OPEC and Old Man Winter swept MLPs higher this week, defying higher interest rates again to finish up 2.1%.  It was the first time MLPs traded up 2%+ in consecutive weeks since February. Oil finished the week back above $45/bbl, and the AMZ finished back above 300.  MLPs are in good shape heading into the last 28 trading days of the year,

Week Thoughts: MLPs Trumped Up…Trickle Down

13Nov
The stock market experienced shock, then awe overnight Tuesday, erasing a massive initial drop to finish up huge Wednesday.  MLPs rallied bigly on Wednesday and Thursday, trading counter to a selloff in REITs and utilities due to the sudden increase in interest rates based on the expectation of Trumpflation from the assumption of fiscal stimulus and lower
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