NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- ETF investors' search for yield has led them to Master Limited Partnership (MLP) funds over the past year, due to relatively high yields. MLPs in these funds are typically involved in the production, transportation and storage of natural resources such as natural gas. For instance the MLP, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP), owns or operates oil and natural gas pipelines as well as power plants and storage facilities.One of the major benefits of owning MLPs is their large distributions. KMP pays out to investors on a quarterly basis. Over the past year, the fund's distribution has been approximately 7%.
Hunt for Yield Leads to MLPs
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