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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.
How Can You Add Carry to Your Portfolio?
Adding carry to your portfolio in a low-return scenario could cushion your portfolio.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
History of Comcast
In 1969, American Cable Systems was renamed Comcast Corporation.
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.
When Are Preferred Shares Appropriate for Your Portfolio?
Treasuries (TLO) add ballast to a stock-centric portfolio while providing low yields.
Do Preferred Stocks Underperform When Rates Rise?
Unlike common equities (RSP)(IWB), a rising interest rate scenario doesn’t necessarily affect preferred stocks negatively.
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.
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,
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.