With distribution yields of 9.3% and 8%, respectively, LINN Energy and Vanguard Natural Resources look very attractive to investors looking for an income investment, especially since both pay distributions on a monthly basis for those who may depend on those distributions to supplement their income today. The question that many investors may be asking themselves, however, is which of these two companies is the better pick today. 

Find out the answer to this question in the video below, which covers the recent performance of these two companies, what the prospects look like down the road, and whether one company stands out on a valuation basis.

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Tyler Crowe owns shares of Linn Energy, LLC. You can follow him at Fool.com under the handle TMFDirtyBird, on Google+, or on Twitter @TylerCroweFool.

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