In the following video segment, Motley Fool energy analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss the differences between investing in a master limited partnership versus investing in the general partner. They discuss the tax breaks afforded to MLPs which delivers higher yields for investors. However, there are some downsides to holding these specialty investments. Check out the video below for details on why it's worth the trouble.

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