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Are MLPs Better Than Dividend Stocks?

Posted by D4L | Friday, June 01, 2012 | | 0 comments »

Last December, Investment U Senior Analyst Marc Lichtenfeld made some bold predictions for income investors in 2012. Perhaps his biggest was that Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) would declare a dividend. Of course, in March, Apple did just that. Another prediction was that master limited partnerships (MLPs) would be one the hottest investments this year.

Marc pointed out, as dividend stocks become more popular, their overall yields will go down. As a direct result, investors will widen their search for income and end up in MLPs. MartketWatch reported just a few days ago, “In 2012, S&P 500 companies are on pace to pay out a record amount in dividends — $277 million or about $29.02 per index share.” What does this tell us? It’s that dividend paying stocks are more popular than they’ve been in a very long time, if ever. And as investors scour the market for higher yields, a number of them are (in fact) shifting their attention to MLPs.

Source: Investment U

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