The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool contributor and financial planner Dan Caplinger discusses topics from around the investment world.

Today, Dan looks at master limited partnerships and their potential risks and rewards. With their wide exposure to the natural resources industry, MLPs have gained in popularity because of their tax benefits and high dividend yields. Dan looks at various ways to invest in MLPs, providing some specific names of MLPs with interesting opportunities, and also points out some of the complications that investors in MLPs have to face.

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