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  • Thanks Todd. I'm currently trying to evaluate if there is any merit to hanging on to a trust through liquidation. Of course it depends on what exactly each trust owns, including acreage, location, and what types of mineral rights, etc. And there's always the risk of the rules changing...Good stuff.
    1 Dec 2011, 07:52 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Bluesmoke, good question. Recent trusts will serve me through my life I am likely to hold on. If there is any residual value, they have my account # to send payments. ;)


    I never hold just for this reason.


    There are, on the other hand, some trusts I know that are approaching liquidation time. Investors don't seem to know this. The company has stated liquidation prices - so they are clearly over paying in certain cases.
    1 Dec 2011, 10:50 AM Reply Like
  • I wanted to pass on something I learned today. After being sucked dry many of those old wells can be used as future gas storage facilities. Given the proliferation of shale gas coming online, this is certainly something to consider before bailing out.
    4 Dec 2011, 09:08 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Bluesmoke, thanks for the heads-up. I'm in the trusts for the long haul - but there are clearly some trusts with decreasing production. One's cost basis would determine if it made sense to hold on.


    I appreciate the insights. Shale gas is definitely on the rise...
    4 Dec 2011, 09:13 AM Reply Like
  • what do you think of HGT for a long term hold
    2 Dec 2011, 09:01 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » what do you think of HGT for a long term hold


    For who?


    2 Dec 2011, 09:03 PM Reply Like
  • Todd,
    What is your opinion of the Steelpath MLP ETF? Is it any worse or better than energy trusts? It avoids a lot of paperwork compared to holding individual MLPs.
    21 Dec 2011, 07:25 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » When the tax maneth cometh, many people like to avoid paying extra for MLP info to the CPA.


    I'm looking for the symbol but all I see are mutual funds (loaded).


    Is there an ETF? I don't see a symbol. I can understand using an index, but not a loaded MLP. There are CEF's MLP's to avoid tax issues.


    I don't know products, but if it's loaded - then I wouldn't touch it.


    21 Dec 2011, 07:40 PM Reply Like
  • AMLP


    This what you are looking for?
    2 Jan 2012, 04:21 PM Reply Like
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