At least I have something in my brain more than you. Being Brainless allows idiots like you to criticize others for no reason. You seem not to realize that as opposed to sharing information about what has been learned in the markets you have chosen to spend your time trash talking them. I suppose the swear words are the only effective way for you to communicate. Do you think it wrong to share investing information? Maybe you are upset that you have no real information to share and what little you do have is maybe locked in the clove compartment of the car you totaled out least year. EMC is a stock that may go somewhere, but you see I held it for 3 years and received little or no return. I did however see some that made money and was willing to share that success to others. You try to act like big boy on CAMPUS but also have no EMC stock and never speak about EMC when you post. Your only words are to attack others on a subject that you know very little about except that is it called a Stock Market. So I have one stock that is an MLP, and that makes me an MLP pumper. Not a problem for me as come July 31st I will have an Ex day and be eligible for $495 payable in August. That's more money than I made on EMC in 3 years. Seems like you care more about others success than your own; must be why you need swear words to communicate and why you are a LOSER.
BTW: The $495 will be tax free at best or tax differed at worst. Have you fired your accountant yet? LOL
Why, just tell me why a person would come to the EMC board, a company that has nothing to do with energy, or MPLs, and pump the living #$%$ out of losing MPLs?
Because he is getting paid to Pump that #$%$, that’s why.
Hey what’s the difference between a septic tank pumper and Dividendbill? NOTHING they are both pumping #$%$, but at least the septic pumper is making an honest living!
Dave you will find that those who are least able to compete are those that are most vocal. They always project their views and find that they have to attack to be as successful. You always have the detractors or other fools who believe they have a system for winning. The only real system is DD and a continued learning of how the markets work. The belief that names and other discussions that make little or no sense will allow them to at some point be successful. That's not how it works! They will continue to be idiotic in hopes that even they can convince themselves. Their little problem. Off to the airport for return home hope to be around for open tomorrow.
First of all I want to thank you for continuing to share information that while some actually disagree you are bringing it to their attention. I would think that anyone would welcome information that while on the internet is not well known. That leaves only one conclusion and that is they only want their lack of knowledge to be displayed and followed. I have watched them abuse the information that you have provided and now we have a newer member which you probably do not see calling himself mlppumper. Of course he is probably this Howard individual as he seems to be the master of 10,000 IDs, but it is obvious that he misinterprets information about things to invest in as someone who is promoting them. It just happens to be a segment of the investing world that has been leading the rest of the Bull Market in income return. Failure to understand that is a reflection of his own inept ability to invest wisely and while he may be positive on his ROI, one can only imagine how well off he could be. He treats it like you believe that MLPs are the only type of investment and that you're investing in nothing else; yet I have seen you mention stocks that pay no dividend and are not an MLP. Using his definition of a pumper, (if that is indeed a bad word) one need only look at the CDW stock or the BAC stock which was pushed and treated as the best stocks since sliced bread. You on the other hand have talked about a market segment and while you mention stock advances you have said that any decision it up to the investor. Take me for instance, I invested in none of the stocks you have suggested, and now you mentioned that after review you also have invested in one of them.
I see a definite flaw in their investing technique; maybe they should read and learn. Maybe that is asking TOO MUCH. You have stated that They really do not have to INVEST; their choice.
Have a safe plane ride home!
Dividendbill is a MLP Pumper, why else would he spend so much time on the EMC board pumping MLPs? Remember this guy used to Pump REITs and EMC here and in both cases he got his clock cleaned!
While these investments are not for everyone, they work very well for ME. There is no trick involved but for someone who is witnessing the big boom in the ENERGY SECTOR one should at least investigate those opportunities that this type of investment allows. You can go to the internet and just search the Master Limited Partnerships and you can see for yourself. The big investors for the most part are telling you that it is an area you should be interested in. Maybe it is not for you! That's OK since it is your MONEY. You may not even want to invest in dividend stocks, and again that is your choice. What I am trying to convey is that any investor should be aware of all types of invest opportunities not just MLPs.
And yes options are another way to invest. There are many web sites available to learn from. It however does require a greater knowledge and understanding of how to use them; a failure to master that knowledge will put you very quickly in the poor house. Many on this message board will claim their usage, but is doubtful because they just do not understand investing; some of their comments indicate that lack of understanding!
Peter Lynch was not a fan of small individual investors using options. And we're ever mindful of Warren Buffett's rules for investing was "Don't lose money." This is not to say that option trading is not another way to trade, but as a general rule they are not intended for traders or sophisticated professionals employing complex arbitrage strategies or looking to trade volatility. Options, by their very nature, can significantly amplify losses. Then again, as leveraging instruments, they can also amplify gains.
I would hope that everyone can take advantage of the tax laws and use them to in most cases allow you to make investing decisions that would benefit you as an investor going forward. My purpose is to alert you of what I DO. Maybe it will help you as well. You need to be aware of the alternatives.
This has scared more than a few impatient investors away from huge returns from MLPs.
Even though any tax accountant can do it in his sleep... and even though today's "file-it-yourself" software programs like TurboTax can automatically complete the form in just a few minutes.
So why does the IRS make you fill out a K-1 form for partnership income? Instead of the usual 1099 forms you use to report dividends, capital gains, and earned interest?
Because when you're a "unit-holder" in an MLP, you actually pay taxes much like the company would if it were paying taxes. (Which, remember, it's not?)
But you can see for yourself that the form is only one page long.
So even if you go ahead and invest in 3 MLPs You will receive 1 (K-1) from each MLP.
The really hard part is that they will normally arrive at the end of March or beginning of April. There is also a clearing house that will allow you to download them online.
The most important lines on that form are the ones that allow you to "write off" the income that the partnership has invested in new property, like equipment and pipeline. Which may lead you to wonder: When does the IRS get its money? Maybe after you retire. Maybe even never.
You see, beyond all the other benefits of MLPs, and beyond the fact that the K-1 allows you to reduce your tax exposure, much of the income that comes from these investments is actually completely tax-free until you sell your investment. Often around 80% of it, in fact you can choose either to cash all those checks that come to your mailbox every fiscal quarter, or to reinvest them by buying more "units" in the partnership. Further delaying most of the taxes until you decide to sell the units. Because there's an MLP tax loophole... making it so your heirs to your estate could wind up selling these investments without paying any capital gains taxes. Also at the time of inheritance establish a new Cost Basis on the day of your death. The FEAR of not understanding is the big challenge.
He used to pump REITs before and before that EMC stock. What does that tell you about him? If the word LOSER comes to mind, you’d be right! But cut the guy a break. Someone somewhere is paying him 2 cents for every post that pumps MLPs. That along with SNAP, LIHEAP, Medicaid, Obamaphone, and Section 8 housing keeps shoes on his feet and a small almost leak free roof over his head. So please for his sake just kind of tolerate him.
Master Limited Partnerships earned a unique benefit from the Tax Reform Act of 1986, as it largely exempted MLP investors from corporate taxes.
MLPs are considered pass-through entities by Congress and by the Internal Revenue Service. In that regard, any profits or losses are "passed along" to MLP unit-holders, who pay any associated taxes at their individual, ordinary income tax rate.
Due to what accountants refer to as "depreciation allowances," MLP investors may receive up to 80% to 90% of investment distributions without paying immediate taxes on the income, thus providing an ample tax deferral advantage for investors.
Historically, investors have been drawn to MLPs for two significant reasons:
Income generation - In volatile markets, where high investment risk is par for the course, income-generation is a priority.
Tax benefits - Since master limited partnerships are considered legal, qualified partnerships by the I.R.S., unit holders earn more income - but pay less tax on that income.
Outlook for MLPs going forward
Energy-related master limited partnerships are positioned positive for substantial investment growth over the next few years.
You see, a lot of MLPs transport energy, and as more oil and gas are produced by the U.S., it has go somewhere-and the oil and gas transport services MLPs provide is influenced energy volume, not price. And there's a strong argument that the lower oil and gas prices go, the more demand there will be for it.
Put another way, pipeline-oriented MLPs are paid to move oil and gas, no matter if it's priced at $100 or $25 per barrel.
That's a big advantage for MLP unit holders, who already enjoy some of the best investment returns on the global financial markets over the past 25 years.
Why someone would sacrifice a higher distribution of dividends because they HATE another investor is frankly beyond common sense. You can refuse to invest in them because it is your decision. Trash talking them is downright idiotic.
The better question would be: when does the IRS get its money?
Because the cool thing about MLPs is, that "when" might be a long, long time in the future?
Maybe after you retire. Maybe even never.
You see, beyond all the other benefits of MLPs, and beyond the fact that the K-1 allows you to reduce your tax exposure, much of the income that comes from these investments is actually completely tax-free until you sell your investment. Often around 80% of it, in fact.
So you can keep holding it as the company grows more valuable. And you can choose either to cash all those checks that come to your mailbox every fiscal quarter, or to reinvest them by buying more "units" in the partnership.
But meanwhile, you're delaying most of the taxes until you decide to sell the units.
And — think about this for a minute — why would you sell them?
Sell them when you retire... knock the deferred tax off of your giant pile of accumulated gains.
If you're the really generous sort of grandparent, don't ever sell them. Because there's an MLP tax loophole... making it so your grandkids could wind up selling these investments without paying any capital gains taxes.
And if you're worried that Obama won't support an expansion of fossil fuel production in his second term, think again. ( SOME ARE DISTINCTLY WORRIED ABOUT THIS ISSUE ) We know who they are!
Remember, natural gas is also 30% cleaner for the environment than oil and 43% cleaner than coal...
The President is the guy who's lobbying for it hardest! that "hundred-year supply" idea isn't a slogan his campaign team cooked up . It's a scientifically proven fact that Obama shared with his fellow Democrats at their party convention in Charlotte last September.
Which sent savvy investors back to a little-known tax loophole buried in Title 26, Section 7704 of the Congressional law register... that EVERY President... from Reagan, to the Bushes, to Clinton, to Obama... has thrown his weight behind since 1987!
I AM NOT WORRIED!
1 Emerging MLP Worth a Deeper Look
By Matt DiLallo
July 11, 2014
Emerge Energy Services (NYSE: EMES ) is emerging as a compelling MLP option for income investors. While it's not the pure-play on frack sand found at Hi-Crush Partners (NYSE: HCLP ) , that's not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, the diversity found at Emerge Energy Services just might be what keeps its distribution on solid ground.
Digging into Emerge Energy Services
In 2013 Emerge Energy Services emerged onto the scene after its private equity sponsor put a frack sand producer together with two fuel companies and sent the combined entity public. As a combined entity it offered income investors better scale and balance than a pure-play frack sand producer like Hi-Crush Partners. Further, it came with built-in growth as the company is in the late stages of permitting two additional sand facilities.
While the two fuel businesses add a cushion of diversity to the mix, Emerge Energy Services is really about the growth of frack sand. As the slide below notes, sand continues to be the dominant proppant used in fracking and its usage is expected to continue growing over the next few years.
While Emerge Energy Services is an odd pairing of a growth-focused frack sand business with a low-growth fuel segment, that's not necessarily a turn off for investors. In fact, its current distribution yield of 4.25% is more compelling than Hi-Crush Partners' 3.5% yield. That's why Emerge Energy Partners really is an emerging MLP worth a closer look for income seeking investors.
Have a great weekend
Study: Smelling farts is good for your health
The next time someone at your office lets out a "silent but deadly" emission, maybe you should thank them. A new study at the University of Exeter suggests that smelling farts could prevent disease and even cancer.
The study, published in the Medicinal Chemistry Communicationsjournal, found that flatulence could be a key factor in treating diseases.
"Although hydrogen sulfide gas is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a healthcare hero with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases," Dr. Mark Wood, a professor at the University of Exeter, said in a statement.
While hydrogen sulfide gas is harmful in large doses, smelling it in small amounts could reduce the risk of cancer, strokes, heart attacks, arthritis, and dementia by preserving the body's mitochondria. Dr. Matt Whiteman, a University of Exeter professor who worked on the study, said in a statement that researchers are even replicating the natural gas to reap its health benefits.
- - Meghan DeMaria