reply to nymarv: energy costs are not relevant to many mlps. They still have excellent and stable revenue streams. Interest rates could be competition to them but that is way off in the future. No, the issue now is what you said first, the battle between socialism and capitalism. ie the victory for socialists in Europe over the weekend and the calls on CNN and Yahoo to follow in their footsteps. In other words, this means greatly raising the taxes for the investors in mlps and AMLP. Our president is constantly telling us this must happen...in agreement with the socialists of Europe. So is it any wonder that suddenly AMLP is dropping like a rock. But last year we did get a nice summer rally,then wait till November.