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Are MLPs Going Down the Tubes?

A look at the largest ETPs available for investors in this battered corner of the market.

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A version of this article was published in the August 2015 issue of Morningstar ETFInvestor. Download a complimentary copy of ETFInvestor here.

The first half of 2015 was rough for holders of exchange-traded products devoted to energy-oriented master limited partnerships, which have been battered by lower commodity prices and some tough quarter-over-quarter comparisons. Most recently, investors have been spooked further both by currency concerns and by interest-rate jitters. Rising interest rates, investors fear, could result in a greater cost of capital for MLPs and potentially lower distributions.

Robert Goldsborough does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.