CVR Refining LP (CVRR), Northern Tier Energy LP (NTI), Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP (RNF): Yield-Starved Investors Have More Options Than Ever Before

Rentech has paid six distributions so far; it increased it twice and decreased it three times. It has always paid a distribution, but the payout is certainly variable.

Terra Nitrogen’s has been around much longer; its IPO was in 1992, and its distribution history can show us something else about variable rates:

TNH Dividend Chart

TNH Dividend data by YCharts

Over the course of 10 years, Terra Nitrogen was able to increase its distribution more than 1,000%. If you believe in the underlying business and want to hold these companies for a long time, you may very well be rewarded. They might just keep you guessing from quarter to quarter.

Bottom line
Investors shouldn’t let MLP variety distract them from their investment goals. If you want to buy an MLP, do your research and find one that addresses your needs, be it yield, growth, reliability, or otherwise.

The article Yield-Starved Investors Have More Options Than Ever Before originally appeared on Fool.com.

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