Vanguard Natural Resources (NYSE: VNR) is a company focusing on acquiring profitable oil and natural gas properties and developing them, andit  has properties in many of the most active regions in the U.S. in these sectors. The company makes monthly cash distributions to shareholders, and it has been able to grow those distributions 43% since the IPO in 2007 and now offers an an 8.8% yield. In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman discusses what has allowed the company to provide such dynamic returns, including looking at several of the company's strategic acquisitions, and its hedging strategy.

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