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What To Do if Washington Takes Your Retirement Dividends Away

AmeriGas Partners LP (APU - Get Report) is a domestic propane distributor. The partnership shares have a yield of 7.68%, based on the most recent quarterly distribution of 80 cents, and Monday's closing price of $41.67. APU has returned 79% over the past five years:

APU Chart APU data by YCharts

Regarding energy prices, Deutsche Bank analyst David Bianco on Monday said "the sharp selloff in oil prices in May-Jun was among the first signals of slowing global growth. The rebound in oil prices since then despite no improvement in China growth, stronger dollar and diminished likelihood of additional monetary stimulus by the Federal Reserve is a welcome signal," since "high oil without quantitative easing by the Fed should raise confidence in high price sustainability," which supports "the Energy sector's PE."

Of course, for KMP and APU, the investor's main focus should be income, with the hope of price stability. The growth prospects are gravy.

-- Written by Philip van Doorn in Jupiter, Fla.

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Philip W. van Doorn is a member of TheStreet's banking and finance team, commenting on industry and regulatory trends. He previously served as the senior analyst for TheStreet.com Ratings, responsible for assigning financial strength ratings to banks and savings and loan institutions. Mr. van Doorn previously served as a loan operations officer at Riverside National Bank in Fort Pierce, Fla., and as a credit analyst at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, where he monitored banks in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Mr. van Doorn has additional experience in the mutual fund and computer software industries. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Long Island University.
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