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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How REIT Classification Benefits Preferred Securities

    S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI (MSCI) have decided to shift stock exchange-listed equity REITs and other listed real estate companies from the financial sector (XLF) to a new real estate sector.

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Can You Add Carry to Your Portfolio?

    Adding carry to your portfolio in a low-return scenario could cushion your portfolio.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why some companies may “prefer” to issue preferred equity

    Companies may prefer to raise money through preferred equity for a few reasons. One possible benefit to issuing preferred equity is to reach a new pocket of investors

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Demographics Driving Conservative Investment? Bernstein Says No

    After stating that the market isn’t in a low return environment, Richard Bernstein moved on to discuss the reasons cited by many for conservative asset allocation.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Buffett’s Berkshire Misses Estimates amid Volatile Environment

    Berkshire Hathaway reported its third quarter earnings on November 5, 2016. The company missed analysts’ operating earnings per share estimates of $3,022 with reported EPS of $2,951.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bernstein’s Take on ‘Unprecedented’ Event in Equities Bull Run

    In Richard Bernstein Advisors’ October newsletter, Richard Bernstein noted that although the bull run in US stocks is in its seventh year, investors remain afraid of equities.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ex-Financial Preferreds’ Attractive Risk-to-Return Trade-Off

    Financials (XLF) have a heavy concentration in preferred securities. Consequently, financials have a significant influence on returns.

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Ex-Financial Preferreds Offer Competitive Yield Potential

    Preferred securities are some of the few investment avenues that still have the potential to provide attractive yields to investors.

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Preferred Securities Attract Investors

    Preferred securities (PFXF) are some of the most popular investments around. They appeal to investors seeking higher yields in a world of falling and even negative interest rates.

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Berkshire Is Expected to Post Strong Earnings in 1Q16

    Berkshire Hathaway’s stock has risen by 9% over the past month. In comparison, SPY has risen by 7% over the past month.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Comcast Offering Products Based on Market Segmentation?

    By offering different products like triple-play services, Comcast is catering to millennials, who want different content and can be heavy video viewers.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    History of Comcast

    In 1969, American Cable Systems was renamed Comcast Corporation.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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
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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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    Earnings Report

    3Q15 Earnings Call: What Is Century Aluminum’s Strategic Plan?

    Century Aluminum has generated negative free cash flows for two consecutive quarters. The company’s cash balance decreased by $44 million in 3Q15.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CBL & Associates Properties: Cost Structure Analysis

    A look at CBL’s cost structure indicates that its EBITDA margin was lower than that of several close competitors, but higher than Taubman Center’s margin,

    By Peter Barnes
  • Financials

    Why investors should be careful investing in preferred stock ETFs

    A preferred stock is a type of hybrid security that has bond and stock-like characteristics. It pays regular dividends like a bond. However, it has perpetual existence like a stock.

    By Surbhi Jain
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