Update on Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP)

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP) was launched in 2008 and grew to become one of the world’s largest owners and operators of infrastructure assets. When we first discussed Brookfield Infrastructure a few years ago we were enthusiastic about their prospects. Let’s check up on them and see what we might expect from them going forward. You’ll recall, infrastructure […]

Allergan (AGN) Update

Allergan Plc (AGN) shares fell about 20 percent in after hour trading Monday [Source] after the U.S. Treasury Department issued rules that would limit “inversion transactions” and the ability of U.S. companies to issue debt to their foreign parents. It appears the rules are aimed at the pending Allergan and Pfizer (PFE) merger. A reader asks: “Does treasury […]

In Volatile Markets, Stay the Course:

Market volatility comes and goes and it’s natural to wonder when it increases if this is the beginning of a correction or bear market. If it is, some wonder, should holdings be pared back or should we wait for better prices to buy more? The question really being asked is: how can we time or predict […]

New Buy Allergen, PLC (AGN)

Pfizer (PFE) and Allergen, PLC (AGN) agreed to merge in a $160 Billion deal announced November 23, 2015 [Source].  It is a tax inversion transaction expected to close in the second half of 2016. Allergan trades at a considerable discount to the offering price offering a potential bargain. Allergan (AGN) and Pfizer (PFE) Investment Thesis: When […]

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI): A Silver Lining

We experienced unanticipated twists and turns over the past number of months with Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI). The oil and gas sector’s cyclical downturn was well underway, KMI’s cash flow remained strong, yet the share price fell with others in the sector. The negative sentiment also turned to KMI’s increased debt that was used in part to fund the […]

Buying More Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) & Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP) just bought [Source] the remaining 53% of Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (NGPL) for about $242 million equity but both companies also took on NGPL’s $3 billion in debt, about $1.5 billion each. NGPL: NGPL has about 9,200 miles of pipelines, 1 million horsepower […]

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI): Opportunity for the Patient Investor

The KMI investment has hit a rough patch right along with the entire midstream infrastructure sector. The share price decline in KMI is disappointing and causes investors to wonder if we missed something. We did a thesis [Source], analyzed the data and came to the conclusion that KMI has the potential for a good risk […]

A Closer Look at Kinder Morgan (KMI) Part II

This is the second part of a two part follow up on the Kinder Morgan investment thesis [Source] where we estimated Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI), had the potential for attractive returns in a three to five year time frame. In Part I [Source] we take a closer look at KMI’s distribution and the company’s guidance for […]

A Closer Look at Kinder Morgan (KMI) Part I

We posted the investment thesis in October, 2014 [Source] after we estimated Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI), had the potential for attractive returns in a three to five year time frame. In Part I we take a closer look at KMI’s distribution and the company’s guidance for distribution growth. In Part II, we’ll do the same […]

Keep Calm and Carry On

Trying to understand where the stock market is headed creates a dilemma because we are trying to know something we can’t. If we take action, but don’t know why, we are guessing with our hard earned money. There is a better way to “buy low and sell high” and that is to focus on what we […]