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The Retirees' Dividend Portfolio - John And Jane's August Taxable Account Update: MLP Update

Published Tue, 10 Sep 2019 08:41:20 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

August is one of four months that provides higher-than-normal income for John and Jane and this is largely because all of their energy (specifically pipeline & oil storage) Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) assets provide distributions during February, May, August, and November. These assets are typically most efficient in a Taxable account because there are potentially unattractive tax consequences if held in an IRA (MLP income is taxable even in an IRA when the income provided reaches $1,000 or more).
MLP companies that pay distributions in the month of August in John and Jane's Taxable portfolio include:
Enterprise Production Partners (EPD) Energy Transfer (ET) Phillips 66 Partners (PSXP) This is significantly different than the MLP assets held in the Taxable account during 2018 which included the following:
Buckeye Partners (BPL) Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) Phillips 66 Partners Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) TransMontaigne Partners (TLP) For those who follow my work on the Taxable account it is well-known that I rarely sell a position, and even when I do, it is typically done at the end or beginning of the year (and typically focuses on getting rid of a stock that we consider to be underperforming expectations in favor of a stock that is attractively priced).
So why such a dramatic change in MLP assets? First, the MLP model is attractive for its above-average returns but the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruling "disallowed MLPs from receiving... Read more

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ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS LP 10.79   21.6 0.50 1.40 13.35
NEW RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT 14.98   18.0 0.83 2.00 13.28
MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE 39.63   34.2 1.16 4.00 10.04
ARBOR REALTY TRUST 12.77   9.1 1.40 1.16 9.21
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS LP 21.72   13.6 1.60 1.83 8.44
TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS 16.50   21.4 0.77 1.42 8.35
TRANSMONTAIGNE PARTNERS 40.99   24.2 1.69 0.00 7.86
BUCKEYE PARTNERS LP 41.22   0.0 -0.63 3.00 7.29
IRON MOUNTAIN 34.14   28.4 1.20 2.44 7.29
ALTRIA GROUP 44.46   13.2 3.36 3.36 7.23
HELMERICH & PAYNE 40.76   0.0 -0.68 2.84 6.74
BP 37.67   14.3 2.64 2.44 6.45
ENBRIDGE 34.70   19.7 1.76 2.21 6.38
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS 28.68   12.4 2.31 1.76 6.13
EPR PROPERTIES 77.15   22.8 3.38 4.50 5.84
AT&T 38.38   16.1 2.38 2.04 5.43
SCHLUMBERGER 36.90   24.6 1.50 2.00 5.34
SIMON PROPERTY GROUP 155.27   20.8 7.48 8.40 5.21
EXXON MOBIL 71.98   17.3 4.15 3.48 4.83
WP CAREY & CO 88.72   31.4 2.83 4.14 4.73
LTC PROPERTIES 49.71   18.6 2.67 2.28 4.63
WASHINGTON TRUST BANCORP 50.06   12.6 3.98 2.04 4.22
SOUTHERN COMPANY 59.99   14.0 4.28 2.48 4.19
RYDER SYSTEM 53.25   8.8 6.03 2.24 4.15
VERIZON COMM 60.43   15.8 3.83 2.46 4.04
CARDINAL HEALTH 48.48   10.8 4.51 1.92 4.01
LEGGETT PLATT 42.18   19.6 2.15 1.60 3.82
REALTY INCOME 74.49   56.9 1.31 2.72 3.69
GENERAL MILLS 54.09   18.6 2.90 1.96 3.59
MESABI TRUST 24.73   7.3 3.37 0.84 3.57
OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL 22.80   9.2 2.48 0.80 3.57
ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND 41.45   17.8 2.33 1.40 3.47
CUMMINS 165.05   10.1 16.38 5.24 3.20
EMERSON ELECTRIC 64.71   18.4 3.52 1.96 3.02
CLOROX 160.20   25.3 6.34 4.24 2.68
JOHNSON CONTROLS 44.30   6.7 6.57 1.04 2.42
JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL 44.30   6.7 6.57 1.04 2.42
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 130.22   23.8 5.47 3.08 2.42
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES 137.46   22.4 6.13 2.94 2.20
DOVER 99.67   24.4 4.08 1.96 2.02
PARKER HANNIFIN 181.60   15.8 11.46 3.52 1.94
HORMEL FOODS 44.00   24.3 1.81 0.84 1.92
APPLE 223.08   19.0 11.73 3.08 1.42
SPECTRA ENERGY PARTNERS LP 35.40   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00