NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- For much of this year, investors poured into funds that invest in master limited partnerships, which own energy pipelines and storage facilities. The MLPs have attracted crowds by delivering rich yields of 5% or more, an appealing payout at a time when 10-year Treasuries yield 1.66%.Popular vehicles include ALPS Alerian MLP (AMLP), an exchange-traded fund, which had inflows of $2.4 billion this year, according to IndexUniverse.com. JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index (AMJ), an exchange-traded note, collected $1.3 billion before it stopped accepting more inflows.
Energy Pipeline Funds Can Gush Rich Yields
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