Why You Should Consider LinnCo Instead

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Investors may be confused as to whether they should buy LinnCo or LINN Energy . After all, LinnCo exists almost solely to own shares of LINN -- at least from the investor perspective. But that doesn't mean you should completely forget about LinnCo and focus on LINN Energy, because there are two reasons that the former might be a more attractive investment for you.

One major reason to consider LinnCo is the tax situation, or more specifically the much less complicated tax situation involved with owning LinnCo shares. As a C corporation like just about every other company traded on the major exchanges, with LinnCo you get dividends that are taxed as capital gains rather than LINN's distributions that are taxed as regular income. 

That isn't the only reason, though. Find out what else makes LinnCo look like a better investment today by tuning into the video below.

How do LINN Energy and LinnCo stack up against our top dividend picks?
The smartest investors know that dividend stocks simply crush their non-dividend paying counterparts over the long term. That's beyond dispute. They also know that a well-constructed dividend portfolio creates wealth steadily, while still allowing you to sleep like a baby. Knowing how valuable such a portfolio might be, our top analysts put together a report on a group of high-yielding stocks that should be in any income investor's portfolio. Find out if LINN or LinnCo made out list of stocks by simply clicking here.

The article Why You Should Consider LinnCo Instead originally appeared on Fool.com.

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