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Jane Leung, CFA

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Jane Leung is a Managing Director and an iShares Asset Allocation Strategist for BlackRock, where she and her team drive overall business strategy and develop innovative ways to expand ETF usage throughout the United States. She is a CFA charter holder.

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    Why Preferred Stocks Are Less Volatile than Common Equities

    Preferred stocks are less volatile compared to common equities. This is mainly because a larger portion of the returns comes from dividends, which tend to be stable.

    By Jane Leung, CFA
  • uploads///Financials Make Up a Good Chunk of the iShares US Preferred Shares ETF
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Now the Time for Preferred Stocks?

    Financials tend to do well when interest rates rise. Rates usually rise when the economy is improving.

    By Jane Leung, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    When Are Preferred Shares Appropriate for Your Portfolio?

    Treasuries (TLO) add ballast to a stock-centric portfolio while providing low yields.

    By Jane Leung, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Do Preferred Stocks Underperform When Rates Rise?

    Unlike common equities (RSP)(IWB), a rising interest rate scenario doesn’t necessarily affect preferred stocks negatively.

    By Jane Leung, CFA
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