Overseas earnings were even better than expected during the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.
MLPs can provide investors with exposure to a niche, yet vital, aspect of the energy production chain.
The Nasdaq Composite hit 6,000 last week, more than 17 years after first reaching 5,000 in March 2000.
The next four weeks will be a major turning point for European investors. France is in the middle of what is arguably its most important election cycle since World War II.
The S&P 500 is poised for double-digit earnings growth in the first quarter.