MLP Protocol 111414

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MLP Protocol 110714

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MLP Protocol 103114

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Short Interest Trends for the Kinder Morgan Group 102714

Below please find an update on the total number of shares and units sold short across the four Kinder Morgan entities. The following chart shows the total number of units or shares sold short for each name since September of 2012. The data is somewhat delayed, typically 10-12 days.

KM Short Interest Trend 102714 v1

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KM Short Interest Trend 102714 v2

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The vertical black dashed lines under the “X’s” mark the Ex-Dividend or Ex-Distribution dates for the entities. You may notice that some of the short positions tend to get covered prior to the Ex dates so they do not have to pay the dividends/distributions. Technically the data is as of the close on the date shown and not continuous data for every day, so the entire short position could be covered prior to the Ex date and then put back on the following day.

Two week change in the amount of units/shares sold short:

  • KMI: Up 10.7%
  • KMP: Up 11.8%
  • KMR: Up 20.5%
  • EPB: Up 27.4%

If you are a retail investor and shorting these names, please pay attention to the Ex-Dividend / Ex-Distribution dates so you don’t also have to pay the dividend/distributions. In addition, you should also take into account your additional cost to borrow each security from your broker. Many MLPs are typically “Hard to Borrow” so assuming your broker finds you units to borrow to short they may charge a high rate.

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Short Interest Trends for the Atlas Energy Group 102714

Below please find an update on the total number of units sold short across the three Atlas Energy entities. The following chart shows the total number of units sold short for each name since April of 2013. The data is somewhat delayed, typically 10-12 days.

Atlas Energy Short Interest Trends 102714

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Two week change in the amount of units sold short:

  • ATLS: Down 5.3%
  • APL: Up 3.6%
  • ARP: Up 5.2%

On Monday October 13, Targa Resources Partners LP and Targa Resources Corp. announced plans to acquire Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. and Atlas Energy, L.P. (Press Release).

If you are a retail investor and shorting these names, please pay attention to the Ex-Distribution dates so you don’t also have to pay the distributions. In addition, you should also take into account your additional cost to borrow each security from your broker. Many MLPs are typically “Hard to Borrow” so assuming your broker finds you units to borrow to short, they may charge a high rate.

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MLP Protocol 102414

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Now includes additional Markets and Levels pages.

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MLP Protocol 101714

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Added Quarterly Average Crude Value Chain Prices page.

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