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The Best and Worst Investments of 2013

By Ben Steverman - 2013-12-06T18:41:13Z

Photograph by Randolph Pamphrey/Getty Images

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Worst Master-Limited Partnership

Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP


Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP (RNF) was among the best-performing MLPs in 2012, with a return of 154 percent. This year, shares in the nitrogen fertilizer company tanked, along with the market prices of its fertilizer products. The company reported its first quarterly loss on Nov. 7. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expect profits to return next year.

Of 108 master-limited partnerships listed on U.S. exchanges with market capitalizations of $500 million or more.