With or without QE3, interest rates are likely to stay low for at least another few years. In response, yield-hungry investors have bid up the prices of bonds so high that they’re yielding very little. The same phenomenon has struck dividend-paying stocks, which has made it very tough for investors seeking income.

While midstream energy partnerships are also trading at high prices thanks to yield seekers, they’re participating in long-term trends that will see them increase dividends at a brisk pace for more years to come. That makes them worth looking at even at near 52-week highs. In today’s video, Paul and Matt discuss what they’re looking at.

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