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Week Thoughts: MLPs Draft the Market, Keep Running
Apr. 20, 2014 - MLP HINDSight -  The MLP Index closed the short week at a fresh all-time, up 1.3% since last Friday’s all-time high

Week Thoughts: April Flowers
Apr. 05, 2014 - MLP HINDSight -  The MLP Index was up 2.3% this week in a broad-based rally, and it was the best week for the index since late October

MLP Week Thoughts: Baby Steps
Mar. 30, 2014 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs had a very good week, significantly outperforming the broader U.S. stock market

MLP Week Thoughts: Wide Open
Mar. 16, 2014 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs were down, but outperformed the broader market this week (MLP Index: -0.5%, S&P 500: -2.0%)

Week Thoughts: MLPs Power Through Ex-Dates
Feb. 09, 2014 - MLP HINDSight -  The MLP Index was up for a 5th straight week, matching the S&P 500′s positive week on a total return basis

Week Thoughts: MLPs Win January, Legacy Intact
Feb. 02, 2014 - MLP HINDSight -  The MLP Index outperformed the broader stock market this week

2014 MLP Over Unders
Jan. 16, 2014 - MLP HINDSight -  Now that everyone has read everyone else’s 2014 outlook on MLPs, natural gas prices, oil exports, U.S. production, propane exports

MLP Week Thoughts: Lowered Expectations
Dec. 08, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs had a rough week.  The Alerian MLP Index was down 2.7%, and the midstream-focused Cushing 30 and Alerian MLP Infrastructure indices were down more than

Week Thoughts: All Eyes on Dallas
Nov. 23, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  The Alerian MLP Index traded up for the second consecutive week, gaining 0.3%

MLP Week Thoughts: Unimpressive Rebound
Nov. 17, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs were up this week overall (Alerian MLP Index up 1.1%), but their streak

Week Thoughts: MLP Fatigue Season
Nov. 10, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  MLP prices were down for the second straight week, which is not unusual for distribution ex-date season

MLP Week Thoughts: Fall Back
Nov. 03, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  Like clockwork, MLP prices fell on the week when more than 50 MLPs passed through their ex-distribution dates

Week Thoughts: MLP Buddy System
Oct. 28, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  The MLP Index surged 2.5% this week on expectations of continued easy money from the Fed and on excitement around continued MLP consolidation

Week Thoughts: MLP Deal Hydrant Gushes
Oct. 14, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  While the world awaits the inevitable last-minute deal out of Washington DC that might save the U.S. from a debt default

Two Questions: Valuation and Fear
Oct. 06, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  This blog may be one of the least interactive on the web…  So, we’re going to try something new

Week Thoughts: Quiet Week, MLPs Flat for the Win
Sep. 28, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  The MLP Index just barely kept its rally going for a third straight week with a 0.2% gain

Week Thoughts: Fed Speaks, MLPs Say “How High?”
Sep. 22, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs beat other stocks this week, a welcome change from recent weeks

Week Thoughts: MLPs Still Out of Favor
Sep. 15, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs on average were slightly above flat this week (+0.4%), while the S&P 500 was up 2.0%

Week Thoughts: Sluggish MLPs Fall Behind
Sep. 07, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  The see-sawing week to week since June finally ended with a second straight losing week for the Alerian MLP Index

MLP Week Thoughts: Seesawing into September
Aug. 31, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs had a rough week, down 1.6%, which was slightly better than

Week Thoughts: No News, Good News for MLPs
Aug. 23, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs bounced back this week with the Alerian MLP Index a gaining 1.5%, including gains

Week Thoughts: Summer Closeout – Stocks, Treasuries and MLPs Marked Down
Aug. 18, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs dropped 2.1% this week, roughly the same as the S&P 500 (-2.0%)

Week Thoughts: Market Takes a Break, MLPs Hold Up
Aug. 11, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs were flat (counting distributions) in a down market week, which is pretty impressive

Week Thoughts: Dog Days of Distribution Season Hit MLPs
Aug. 03, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs were down for the third straight week, and this time the S&P 500 was up enough to overtake

MLP Week Thoughts: The Phillips 66 of IPOs
Jul. 28, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs and the market ended the week with close to no change

Unprecedented Clamor: Biggest MLP IPO Pops Updated
Jul. 23, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  Below is a chart of the top 20 MLP IPO pops of all time

Week Thoughts: MLPs Buoyant in Rising Tide
Jul. 13, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  After sinking last week, MLPs (and upstream MLPs in particular) bobbed back this week, up 2.9%

Week Thoughts: Fuse Lit, Everybody Runs
Jul. 07, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs were down 1.1% this week, while the S&P 500 was up 1.6%

MLP Week Thoughts: Super Bounce Paints Quarter Green
Jun. 29, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs bounced back this week after 2 straight negative weeks

Week Thoughts:  MLPs Drained
Jun. 22, 2013 - MLP HINDSight -  MLPs dropped big again this week (-2.3%) and the Alerian MLP Index closed the week slightly higher