SOURCE: Brighton Markets

May 21, 2012 09:00 ET

2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights Crosstex Energy, L.P. and Natural Resource Partners LP

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) - Today, www.BrightonMarkets.com announced new reports highlighting Crosstex Energy, L.P. (NASDAQ: XTEX) and Natural Resource Partners LP (NYSE: NRP). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=XTEX&cob=NRP.

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experience in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Brighton Markets is releasing new coverage on Crosstex Energy, L.P. for its current position within the basic materials industry. Crosstex Energy, L.P. is a midstream energy company engaged in the gathering, transmission, processing and marketing of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and providing terminal services for crude oil. The full research report on Crosstex Energy, L.P. (NASDAQ: XTEX) is available here: www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=XTEX.

Brighton Markets has released research on Natural Resource Partners LP for its changing role within the basic materials industry. Natural Resource Partners L.P. is a limited partnership. It is engaged principally in the business of owning, managing and leasing mineral properties in the United States. It owns coal reserves in the three United States coal-producing regions: Appalachia, the Illinois Basin and the Western United States, as well as lignite reserves in the Gulf Coast region. The full research report on Natural Resource Partners LP (NYSE: NRP) is available here: www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?cob=NRP.

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