Well since I owned this "dead money" mlp for 10 years. It has become a pretty darn big pile of money. Without stating exactly how much I have, I will give an example.
I buy this "dead money" mlp instead of buying bonds.
I own KMR so my distributions in reinvested. Over 10 years bonds make 2% per year and KMR distributes 8% plus an additional 4% in growth via increased distributions
$100,000 at 2% for 10 years is $121,899
$100,000 at 12% for 10 years is $310,504
Darn BIG pile of "dead money after 10 years.