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Will These Dividend Monsters be Demolished by the Federal Reserve?

If you are invested in Master Limited Partnerships like LINN Energy (NASDAQ: LINE  ) , Vanguard Natural Resources (NASDAQ: VNR  ) , or BreitBurn Energy Partners (NASDAQ: BBEP  ) , it's highly unlikely that you abandon them just because interest rates are rising. There is likely no chance that you can get the type of yield from investment grade bonds or a similar investment. However, that doesn't mean that you should ignore interest rates, because they can have significant impact on how LINN, Vanguard, and BreitBurn can grow their business.

So with James Bullard, the president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, hinting that interset rates could be on the rise in the near future as its bond buying program gets smaller and smaller, the future of these upstream MLPs might not look as promising. Find out how interest rates will impact these companies and whether LINN, Vanguard, or BreitBurn is the best suited to handle rising interest rates by tuning into the video below.

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  • Report this Comment On July 05, 2014, at 12:42 PM, remmike wrote:

    Will demand and the price of oil gone down? ..Is it a disappearing industry? ......Linn will do OK ...Probably better than ever as it is undervalued for some time now.

  • Report this Comment On July 05, 2014, at 7:08 PM, zorro6204 wrote:

    If you look back on recent history (all there is for upstream MLP's), in 2007, before oil ran up anywhere near today's numbers, and before the financial crisis, the fed funds rate was in the 4's, and LINE was priced to yield below 7%. I'm not so sure there's such a connection.

  • Report this Comment On July 05, 2014, at 10:19 PM, Suradit wrote:

    Umm ...

    "hinting that interset rates "

    A spell-checker is your friend.

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