Ask a Fool: How Is An MLP Different from a Regular Stock?

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In this edition of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Motley Fool One analyst Jason Moser takes a question from a Fool reader who asks: " I was wondering if you could tell me what exactly is a Master Limited Partnership?" Jason discusses how MLPs are structured, why they can be attractive investments for income investors and some of the risks and challenges associated with investing in MLPs.

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