Dividends , Portfolio

KMP reports Q4 results – raises distribution 8%

Kinder Morgan (KMP) reported Q4 2010 results after market close yesterday. Results were in line with market expectations. Here is the summary from the press release: Distribution 8% Higher Than 4Q 2009 2010 Distributable Cash Flow Up 14% Over 2009 HOUSTON, Jan 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) today increased its quarterly cash distribution…

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Portfolio , Retirement

2010 in review

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a great 2010 and wish you all the best in 2011. For my first post of the year I wanted to review my 2010 results and highlight a few real successes and of course some bad trades as well. Lets get right to it. My total portfolio return for the year was…

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Dividends , Portfolio

Christmas wish list, part one

At this time of year our thoughts usually turn to the holiday festivities, family gatherings and such. While no different for me, I usually have one more activity at this time of year that puts me in the Christmas spirit, the creation of an investing wish list. Making an investment wish list, in this case a Christmas wish list is…

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Dividends , Portfolio

EPD: Let this winner ride

In an earlier post I discussed the big boy of the MLP space, Kinder Morgan. Today, I’ll talk about the new big boy in the MLP space, Enterprise Products Partners (EPD). EPD is now the largest MLP by market cap. Like KMP, EPD’s historical performance as an investment is downright impressive. For the last 10years it has returned 20.1% CAGR…

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Dividends , Portfolio

Is it time to sell KMP?

Total returns of 27% per year since 1996. 15% annual growth for dividends in the same time. A $100 investment in ’96 would have turned into $2,518 as of 9/3/2010 compared to $185 for the S&P500. It’s no doubt that Kinder Morgan (KMP) has been a stellar investment over the last 14 years. It is still considered by many to…

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Portfolio

My personal portfolio

Today I finally wanted to get to discussing my investment portfolio and some of the reasons behind my allocation decisions. I think its better to see actual ideas being implemented rather than just talk about generalities. Lets get right to it then. You can see the bulk of my portfolio on how it is performing at tickerspy here. In general,…

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