Be Careful with MLP Taxes, Especially In IRAs

Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) have grown in popularity in recent years due to their strong income yield, preferred tax treatment, the American energy production boom, and, more recently, a Trump administration friendly towards the energy sector. They also tend to have low correlations with most other asset classes, making them a strong diversifier when used within a properly allocated portfolio. Unfortunately, they also come with tricky tax treatment, especially when held in an IRA, making caution warranted.

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